The Unoriginality of World War II

#War

Sat, Jul 17th, 2010 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

There are some shows that go completely beyond the pale of enjoyability, until they become nothing more than overwritten collections of tropes impossible to watch without groaning. I think the worst offender here is the History Channel and all their programs on the so-called "World War II". Let's start with the bad guys. Battalions of stormtroopers dressed in all black, check. Secret police, check. Determination to brutally kill everyone who doesn't look like them, check. Leader with a tiny villain mustache and a tendency to go into apopleptic rage when he doesn't get his way, check.

  1145

 

You may also be interested in:

"As anyone who has ever been in combat will tell you, the last thing you want is a fair fight."
"Battleships may get a resurgence."
“The attack was reportedly carried out with a pair of drones laden with explosives.”
How al-Qaeda Tried (and Failed) to Fight Against U.S. Drones
Source of blue lights over Norway discovered