Generation Kill (TV Series), the Emmy Winning 2008 seven part Miniseries by HBO is an in depth look at the life of the Marines of the First Reconnaissance Battalion(1st Recon) during the first few weeks into the Iraq War in 2003. Primarily as seen by an entrenched Rolling Stone war correspondent, riding with the 1st Recon from the initial assault on Iraqi borders, all The Way
through the push to Baghdad.
Based on the novel by Evan Wright(cheerfully played by Lee Turgesen) Generation Kill (TV Series) utilizes an enormous ensemble cast of new and veteran actors, as well actual U.S. Marines blended seamlessly to bring the 1st Recon to Life. Primarily based around the travails of the Humvee team lead by Sgt. Brad "Iceman" Colbert(Alexander Skarsgård), driver Cpl. Josh Ray Person (James Ransone
), and team "Psycho" Lance Cpl. Harold James Trombley (Billy Lush
.) The series also gives us a more restricted look at the top of the operation on the ground with Lt. Col. Stephen 'Godfather' Ferrando (Chance Kelly.)
Ultimately Generation Kill (TV Series) was acclaimed for it's cinematography, winning Emmy's for Sound Editing, Mixing, and Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie, Or Special. It brings a detailed eye to the real lives of U.S. Marines on the grounds, both visually; in the detail paid to the equipment, uniforms and sets, as well as in terms of the outstanding interpersonal dialog that carries through all levels of command.