Gary reads this many books at one time:
Given that, I don’t know why it troubles me so much that I am binge-watching two shows at once. The two shows are as different as you can imagine: The Pallisers (50% romance and 50% political intrigue) and Band of Brothers (15% relationships and 85% battle scenes).
I’m not all-in on either of them. I may switch to reading the Pallisers books instead, especially given that I have Mom’s copies and there’s a good chance that they will be annotated.
I was reminded lately that Mom and I watched A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and even though we’d read the book we sobbed like teenagers at the end. That’s added to the list of things to watch. Or, books to read. (Currently I’m in the middle of reading Devil in the White City, and as you can imagine, I’m not happy with the proportions of Architecture and Murder. Less architecture! More Murrrrrderrrrr!)
I think I would like Band of Brothers far better if they condensed each battle scene to a few shots. “I have no ammo!” “Who’s this new fella Fitz?” then: Bang! Whiz! followed by “Where’s Fitz?” “Fitz didn’t make it.”
I know it’s a true story, and that the men at the beginning are probably the older versions of the actual soldiers, and usually the documentary aspect would clinch it for me, but I just can’t abide taking up so much time with the Bullets flying and the plot at a standstill. I’m only on episode 4, though. Perhaps there’s more dialog and plot progression in later episodes.