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"Band of Brothers" (2001)
On any given day, if you ask me to choose among the three epic-length Tom Hanks-produced HBO miniseries — this story of a paratrooper company in World War II, the NASA love letter "From the Earth to the Moon" or the more brutal World War II story "The Pacific" — I could pick any of them and feel secure in that choice. Today, my pick is "Band of Brothers," anchored by Damian Lewis' superlative performance as level-headed company leader Dick Winters and enriched by a deep roster of characters slowly developed over the course of 10 episodes, and by one beautiful, heartbreaking tableau of war after another.