Out of the Blue

Well Masters of Air concluded, and it was even better than I'd been willing to hope. The Pacific was fine, but I felt it suffered from a diminished narrative compared to Band of Brothers. The new series rediscovered this balance in my opinion. It focused on a central cast while still managing to touch on major aspects of the war tangential to those characters, such as the underground resistance, the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, being a POW, and the holocaust. Quite an uplifting and also tragic story of bravery in the face of impossible situations.

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I felt Masters of the Air was a disappointment. It lacked the nuance of BoB and The Pacific, seemed to go out of its way to justify the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, and felt very pro-American and pro-war in general.

Whereas The Pacific did an excellent job of showing the humanity and inhumanity found in both sides of the conflict (including the inhumanity of the Americans and the humanity of the Japanese), MotA painted the Americans as basically noble and brave, and the Germans as basically monstrous. Even our brief glimpse of German civilians suffering after a night-raid (by the RAF, not the USAF), quickly turned into an almost zombie-film like horror show as they took their anger out on captured American aircrew.
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