Friday, April 25, 2008

Sepinwall on TV: 'Carrier' review

Today's column is a review of "Carrier," the five-night, 10-hour PBS documentary chronicling a six-month deployment for the USS Nimitz. It's terrific.

6 comments:

mjryan said...

I saw a preview for this on my PBS station a couple of weeks ago and thought it looked great. Thanks for the reminder to set my Tivo.

Jeff W. said...

Thanks, Alan. One of my main reasons for reading your blog daily is that you bring up things like this that many of us would otherwise miss.

Jenn said...

Alan - Have been watching this show, based on your recommendation. It is great. One question - do you have any contact to confirm that the Native American sailor spotlighted in the Don't Ask, Don't Tell section killed himself just as CARRIER started being promoted and previewed? Someone on the TWOP boards is claiming that's case.

Mike Stewart said...

I just watched Episode 1 and I'm hooked! It's one of the best things I've seen on TV in the last several years. I would hope that it finds it's audience...or is everybody still watching "Hell's Kitchen" instead? I could do with a few less pop songs on the soundtrack though. Also it seems like overkill giving us 10 hours in 5 nights. Me thinks it would be best spread out over several weeks. Thank God for my Dish DVR! I'm still greatly looking forward to the remaining episodes.

Robin said...

Finished watching Carrier last night. If if tells you anything, I actually recorded Lost in favor of watching the final episode of Carrier live.

Best documentary I think I've ever seen. I didn't think anything would ever rival The Civil War for sheer scope and power, but this was utterly amazing. And the Navy got a hell of a recruiting film out of it.

Big Ei said...

I have had serious sleep loss this week as I have watched every episode and all the replays. First John Adams and now this! The scope and vantage point of the film is captivating, the people incredibly real and honest. Great viewing. PBS will get money from me this year.