/k/-approved TV shows and movie thread time!
Obligatory already out of the way in pic.
Brits doing EOD in Afghanistan. It's like if MASH fucked Generation Kill.
Archer is probably one of the best written shows that's on TV at the moment. Loaded with historical references and great attention to detail when it comes to the guns. On top of Krieger is a mad scientist with a kick ass van.
About a SAS team in the early 00s, doing mostly counter-terrorism stuff
From what I heard, seasons one and two are great, but don't bother with the rest
Lepa sela lepo gore
Movie about a Serbian unit in the Yugoslavian war, that get's trapped by Muslims
Fauda- an Israeli show shot from the perspective of Mistar'avim (covert counter-terrorist unit) and the terrorist cell they're hunting.
The show's director was a paratrooper, the writer is an expert on Israeli SF and military and nearly half the cast are actual ex-sf (and some are even ex-terrorists).
Sadly, I can't find English subtitles (but I do know that they exist somewhere).
The opening scene (0:00 to 1:40) sets the tone for the erst of the show. It perhaps has a greater emphasis on HumInt drama, but it doesn't skip the guns and interesting configurations.
The Beast of War (1988)
Soviet tank crew in Afgahnistan.
First three episodes are on kickass to with English subs, but these were from when the producers tried to get a deal in the US and the episodes got leaked.
Not really worth starting a series and then having to wait for eps 4-12
Look up "Ross Kemp in Afghanistan".
The lead actor from this (the bald guy) goes to Afghanistan to see counter terrorism first hand.
Considering he's a London actor he does remarkably well.
He also did a documentary series called "Ross Kemp on gangs" that was pretty neat.
He just traveled the world to hang out with and do interviews with some of the most notorious gangs in the world.
I already saw Ross Kemp in Afghanistan, that was really great, he's the perfect type to do embedded reporting with the troops. I found it interesting that he had to do the rifle qualification, it showed that the Brits acknowledged that journalists are a prime target for terrorists and should be able to help defend when it's all gone fubar
Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter (Generation War)
Follows 5 young Germans from the beginning of WW2 to the end. Two soldiers, one jew, a nurse and a singer.
Follows a group of German soldiers from the beginning of the battle up until the defeat
Viva The Nam
Vietnam war movie, completely made with stop-motion puppets (similar to Robot Chicken)
Yes season 2 is confirmed.
It's somewhere in this interview. I think Occupied is definitely /k/ material. While there's not a lot of gun play, the gun play that is in the show is top notch operatin'. They really did their home work for yuropoors in terms of tacticool. It's not REALISTIC operatin', but still it's good enough for me to suspend my disbelief.
That drive by on the Russian general with all the militia hanging out the SUV? Cool as shit.
Season 2 is looking to have a lot more gun play. I'm kind of worried the show doesn't have the budget to show the level of conflict that should be there. I'll hope for the best anyway.
If anyone in this thread likes Homeland then I recommend Occupied. It is Homeland with a bit more action.
would never believe you could feel so isolated in a tank.
Liked the first 2 acts of White Tiger, then was all like, WTF?
Liberation series - 5 movies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_(film_series) slav prop on a grand scale
>Might not be /k/'s speed cause it's not just about killing hajjis but the tank combat was excellent.
Nice that someone else on /k/ noticed that each of the movie's characters was basically supposed to represent a different stereotype about the people involved in the conflict.
The jihadi's wife, and the tank commander being the bloodthirsty fanatics of either side. The afghani tank crewman being the guy who's hoping for a better future for himself and his kids, out of everything. The war profiteer who is only interested in scavenging and selling shit. And so on (including the dumbass who was drinking brake fluid).
Basically >>28932102 set in the 1982 Lebanon war, following a conscript tank crew
>The film takes place in the year 2000, the year of the IDF withdrawal from the Israeli Security Zone in southern Lebanon. It chronicles the daily routine of a group of soldiers positioned at the 12th century Crusader stronghold of Beaufort Castle, their feelings and their fears, and explores their moral dilemmas in the days preceding the withdrawal and end of the 18-year South Lebanon conflict.
>Watching The Pacific
>Holy shit I'll never even be half the operator as these guys, nor the man
Loved the first season, but couldn't stand the second one. The budget was too large which took away a lot of the charm that the first one had and it seemed the writers just tried too hard with the whole retro 80's theme. Missed out on a great opportunity to keep it in the 40's/50's espionage stuff.
-Dogs of War
-Body of Lies
-Romeo + Juliet (1996)
-Lord of War (not really)
-Zero Dark Thirty (webm related)
I think they about maxed out what they could do with the 60s tv stuff. They should have done the 70s, played with ridiculous disco aesthetics and pointless guest cameos like the Harlem Globetrotters, shit you would have seen from television in that decade.
Though I think the second season also had more problems, like the fact that they killed off one of the only straight men in the series (Claire) and turned the other one into a loony punchline (Tucker) which made the series go even more off kilter.