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Offline Gusington

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Valley of Tears on HBO Max
« on: November 28, 2020, 06:21:08 PM »
New dramatic series on the 1973 Yom Kippur War, from the Israeli perspective. Just watched the first episode in Hebrew with English subtitles and it is very well done. If you're interested in relatively modern Middle Eastern history, armor or hot chicks, you will enjoy.

Side note: the show made me curious as to what kind of main battle tank the Israelis fielded before the Merkava (1979) - but I'm not sure what is portrayed in this series.
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Re: Valley of Tears on HBO Max
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2020, 06:56:16 PM »
Upgraded Centurions, I believe.
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Re: Valley of Tears on HBO Max
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2020, 07:28:56 PM »
^You're right. Looked up what a Centurion looks like and its exactly what is portrayed in the show. Just watched the 2nd episode and it is consistently good. 10 episodes total to HBO Max from Israeli distribution:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_Tears_(TV_series)#Episodes
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Re: Valley of Tears on HBO Max
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 02:36:00 AM »
I'd watch it just to see the tanks
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Re: Valley of Tears on HBO Max
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2020, 07:43:55 AM »
Three episodes in, very good. Going to watch the whole thing.
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Re: Valley of Tears on HBO Max
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2020, 08:05:59 AM »
Watched first three episodes and so far really good. The SFX are a bit low budget at times, but the tank action feels authentic. Both how the crew interacts and how the tanks acts as a team. There is a storyline that feels a bit too upbeat in the beginning which distracted some, but not a dealbreaker.