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TV Junkie: What Thinkest Thou of 'The Pacific'? GDC Coverage on G4;

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What'd you think of HBO's "The Pacific"? We thought it was shot in adequate "epic-style" but the soundtrack makes us think of just about anything on the History Channel. Also, we didn't feel an immediate engagement with the characters that we felt with "Band of Brothers", or more recently, "Generation Kill". Perhaps by the 2nd or 3rd chapter we'll have that connection but this just seems a little off for the time being.Sometimes when we watch this stuff we wonder if the programming isn't created to try to milk a few more bucks from the "Greatest Generation" before they kick the bucket. Is Spielberg really going to show us a bunch of stuff that we haven't already seen in everything from Tora! Tora! Tora! to Letters from Iwo Jima?

From what we saw on Twitter, people who weren't watching "The Pacific" were watching "Celebrity Apprentice" and they didn't seem too impressed, particularly by the Donald's lecherous comments about asses, etc., and other bad behavior. Somehow, later in the evening, E!'s premiere of "Pretty Wild" scored huge with the female demographic despite being one of the more superficial shows we've seen of late - do these girls really think they can out-Kardashian the Kardashians? It seems a weak premise.
Gamer Alert: This week, Monday through Wednesday, the Game Developers Conference will be getting extensive coverage on G4's "X-Play" every night at 6:30pm. Featuring interviews with President and CEO of Sony, Super Street Fighter IV's Producer, Yoshinori Ono, Mafia 2's Sr. Producer Denby Grace, Civilization 5's producer Dennis Shirk, True Crime's Executive Producer Stephen Van Der Mescht and more.
Daytime TV This Week: "Yo Gabba Gabba!"'s superstar week last week was incredible (check out Anthony Bourdain and Weird Al on the show) but they're disappearing from our dial this week. However, Martha Stewart (1pm on NBC) has a ton of St. Patrick's Day oriented programming (but not enough drinking) as well as some cool guests from Showtime: Tuesday - melt-in-your-mouth butter shortbread, plus make a fashionable dyed scarf with actress Rosemarie Dewitt (Showtime's "The United States of Tara"); Wednesday - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with actor and comedian Colin Quinn ("Grown Ups"); Thursday - discover a delicious new dish you'll want to try tonight with actor Peter Facinelli from Showtime's "Nurse Jackie"; Friday - make a heart-healthy meal of grilled arctic char and wheat berry salad with actress Toni Collette of Showtime's "The United States of Tara".
Check out all the promo embeds at the end of the post, some shows funny, some terrible.
The TV Junkie Plan: "X-Play", @aots, "Secret Diary of a Call Girl", "24", "Damages", "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" (the repeat), Letterman (Jennifer Anniston), Fallon (Julianne Moore, Toni Collette)