next week generation kill, a seven part hbo mini-series that is based on evan wright's remarkable book* of the same name, is premiering on hbo.
the mini-series is produced by the team that created the wire and is probably the only show worth watching this summer.
check out the trailer here.
read an interview with ed burns, one of the co-creators of the wire and the mini-series here.
check out one bullet away: the making of a marine officer, a book that is related to generation kill, here.
over the past six months media critics and culture watchers have been talking about the public indifference to movies such as stop loss and in the valley of elah that attempt to chronicle and capture the experience of the iraqi catastrophe. i hope that the public tunes in and turns on to generation kill since it is one of the most insightful portraits of the war that i've come across thus far.
* tip o' the hat to josh brown for turning me on to the book.