I have not seen the show yet and won't yet for a while, but when I first heard about it I was very excited. SS, TH and HBO do things right! Why it won't be/isn't as good as BoB: BoB followed a particular unit (2-506) and let the viewer get to know them, almost be a part of them while it sounds like TP follows a few individuals and just tells their stories, jumping back and forth? Also the European theater will always be the "face" of WW2. I would draw a similarity to today's war on terror. When someone says "I just got back from war" more often than not, it is assumed you were in Iraq, even though Afghanistan has been going on longer. Even though Japan attacked us and we dropped nukes on them, names like Omaha Beach and Battle of the Bulge will always steal the spotlight so to speak. Plus, BoB came first and was so.. original, so unlike anything we've ever seen before, so raw, so real. Obviously there were some Hollywood moments, but hearing the stories from the mouths of the men who were there. Wow. BoB in my mind will forever be one of the greatest pieces of cinema ever created, and the people it was about will forever truly be the greatest generation.