Meet the New Military-Centered Netflix Series You’re Going to Have to Watch
- Joey Upper
As most are aware, the wildly popular streaming service Netflix has recently ramped up their production of original films, shows, and mini-series.
This is largely thanks to their quest to be attractive to consumers not just for shows you miss from TV, but for those who miss premiering shows they might experience if they had cable — Netflix would love to be the new cable, and many would argue that they are well on their way to making that happen.
We get the benefits of that with some fantastic new shows, one of the more recently-released is particularly exciting.
It’s called “Medal of Honor.”
I bet you can guess what it’s about. The new show, which first aired November 9, will highlight some of the greatest acts of valor this nation has ever known.
The eight-part anthology will cover eight Medal of Honor recipients from World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan: Sylvester Antolak, Edward Carter, Vito Bertoldo, Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, Joseph Vittori, Richard L. Etchberger, Ty Carter, and Clint Romesha, according to Task & Purpose.
The stories of these eight men’s heroism will be shown through a combination of cinematic recreation, historian, veteran, and military leader commentary, and archival footage. The trailer is powerful.
“When you read citations of [Medal of Honor] recipients, often times it would not be far fetched to think to yourself there is no way this person could have done this,” Mike Dowling, a Marine Corps veteran of Iraq and the technical advisor for the series, told Task & Purpose. “Only they did do that, and their stories deserve to be told.”
“Everything we did that day, we didn’t do it because we hated the enemy,” Romesha says in the series trailer.
“Combat is not a great thing to be in, and it’s not a motivation to hate, by no means. It’s a motivation to love your brothers.”
Greater love hath no man.
For those who subscribe to Netflix, get ready — this is likely going to be a powerful series.
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