I finally caved in and picked up the Band of Brothers DVD set. If you haven’t seen Band of Brothers, you need to. It is an HBO mini-series based on Stephen Ambrose’s non-fiction bestseller about Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division and the role they played in World War II.
The cast is excellent, even though at first glance you are probably thinking “What the..?”
A few notable cast members:
Donnie Wahlberg (yes, the guy from New Kids on the Block)
David Schwimmer (aka Ross from Friends)
Ron Livingston (Peter Gibbons from Office Space)
Jimmy Fallon (from Saturday Night Live…has a very small role in BoB)
Schwimmer does seem a bit out of place as the company commander, especially when he is being a huge jackass (which is pretty much the entire time he is on-screen) but you get used to it.
Anyways, watch Band of Brothers if you haven’t seen it…it’s only 10 hours long!