The visuals and the surround sound were freaking spectacular. Otherwise the premiere of The Pacific didn't do a whole lot for me. Just a personal opinion, your mileage may vary, etc.
Don't get me wrong - the battle scenes were anything but blah. But the story really didn't reel me in.
I'll tune in next week because all of the critics raved about it and said the future episodes keep getting better. Still I can't wait to compare the ratings for the second week to the premiere.
In the meanwhile those who don't have HBO can watch last night's premiere of The Pacific online for free.