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How UK viewers can watch war drama which soldiers hail as 'most realistic military series of all time'

How UK viewers can watch war drama which soldiers hail as 'most realistic military series of all time'

The war drama series is available to stream in the UK

A war drama that has been highly rated by soldiers as the 'most realistic military series' ever made is now available to stream for UK viewers.

The miniseries consists of just seven parts, and is based on the book of the same name, written by Evan Wright.

Soldiers themselves have spoken out about how its absolutely spot on in its depiction of life in the Marines.

Former Intelligence analyst at the US Marine Corps John Anderson wrote on Quora: "There were a lot of parts that were very, very realistic.

Alexander Skarsgard stars in the war drama series.

"Uniforms, banter, petty politics, and lack of gear.

"The way the actors talked, they way they moved, they way they carried their kit… a lot of effort was put into that, and it showed."

Another marine said on Quora the show did 'a pretty good job of representing what it’s like to be a junior enlisted (I’m including NCOs [noncommissioned officers]) Marine'.

He said: "Every Marine thinks he/she’s the baddest motherf**ker around.

"In the show they are under supplied and tasked with a mission that seems flawed. That is the life of a Marine. We get s**t gear and s**t tasks.

Surely it's worth a watch if actual soldiers think it's realistic.

You can watch the full trailer for Generation Kill below:

The show follows the experience of an embedded reporter with the US Marine Corps' 1st Reconnaissance Battalion during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The 2004 book was adapted into a series in 2008, airing on HBO for the first time back in 2008.

Adapted by David Simon, Ed Burns and author Wright, it was directed by Susanna White and Simon Cellan Jones.

In addition to this, the cast is star-studded, with Alexander Skarsgård as Sergeant Brad 'Iceman' Colbert, Jon Huertas as Sergeant Tony 'Poke' Espera, James Ransone as Corporal Josh Ray Person, and Lee Tergesen as Wright.

Luckily, it is now available to UK viewers after originally only being on HBO in the US.

The series is available to stream on Sky in the UK.

All seven parts of Generation Kill is available to Sky subscribers, with several viewers already singing its praises.

On X, formerly Twitter, users have shared how much they rate the war drama.

One user said: "Nothing beats it for me."

Another posted: "I weep for those who have not witnessed the glory of not experiencing & witnessing, Generational Kill yet!"

A third simply put: "Generation Kill is F***ING AMAZING"

The show currently has an outstanding critics' score of 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a handsome score of 8.5/10 on IMDb.

Generation Kill is now available to stream on Sky.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: HBO, TV and Film