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on April 20, 2005
When I was a kid, "Combat" was my first favorite show. I wanted to be just like Sergeant Saunders (Vic Morrow) and when the kids in the neighborhood played "Army," I was always his character with my trusty Thompson in hand (I still have a thing about those Thompson guns-but that's another story).

Now, after all these years, I can relive some of that old excitement. I just finished watching this first set and I cannot believe how good my taste was even as a kid. Then I liked the action and adventure. Now, well I still like that stuff, but I am even more impressed by the characters, the writing and the whole craft of the production. I cannot believe how good this series really was. Big name actors clamored to be guests, big name directors, such as Robert Altman, were involved. This is good television, even after 40 something years.

What makes these stories work is that they are some much more than action and adventure. They are really little morality plays, where each man or woman wrestles with their humanity and moral choices in the face of the crisis of war.

I even appreciated the much slower pace of the episodes. There was time, in those days, to work on things like plot, character development and the craft of storytelling. The characters and multileveled, they develop as the series progresses, and they have, for the most part, great writing with which to work. This beats almost anything on television today. If you remember this series as a younger person, or if your have only heard about it from your parents, I think you like it. I can't wait to get the next set
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