Not to contradict others, but at lease episodes 2 & 3 were co-written by Peleconos according to the titles.
As to "Pedestrian film making?" I did not get the sense of a lot of money being spent on the battle scenes ... No problem with the "Until They Sail" aspects of Episode 3. It's my believe that a straight historical would be rather dull. But like many here, I think I would rather not see whole episodes about "the home front" unless it says something new. The new thing I learned about Australia was that the marines slept in the soccer stadium.
I think Peleconos is proud of his Greek Heritage, and rightly so. Something that bothers me though--and anyone here from OZ can enlighten us, and perhaps slap me around--is that until the post-war years Australia would not allow immigrants from Mediterranean countries in because they were considered of a somewhat inferior race.
Some of the big thrust of the movie, "Australia" which I liked better than most people did was the intolerance of the Australians to minorities.
I don't mean to open a can of bad beans, just asking questions, and making some observations.
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