Love Apple TV+’s hit World War II drama Masters of the Air? So watch these 3 great shows right now

The end of January marked the premiere of one of the most anticipated TV shows of the year, Air Expert. The Apple TV+ war series follows the 100th Bomb Group, a group of brave pilots in the Air Force that became known as the “Bloody Hundred” during World War II. The series features an ensemble cast of rising stars, including Austin Butler, Callum Turner and Barry Keoghan.

When it comes to critics and fans, Air Expert could be one of the next great television shows. If you’re looking for more war shows, the three series below should be next on your watch list. Two performances are companion pieces Air Expertwhile the third is based on a famous satirical novel from the 1960s.

Group of Brothers (2001)

HBO

The gold standard for war TV shows is Brother Group, a 2001 HBO miniseries about Easy Company of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg co-created it Brother Group three years after collaborating on one greatest war films of all time, Save Private Ryan.

The series begins in 1942 with Easy Company training at Camp Toccoa. From there, Brother Group follows Easy Company’s journey across Europe, from parachuting on D-Day and invading Germany to fighting the Nazis and helping win the war. Like Save Private Ryan, Brother Group is an in-depth look at World War II from the perspective of brave and heroic American soldiers. Supported by an impressive ensemble cast and stunning cinematography, Brother Group is in the running as the greatest miniseries of the 21st century.

Small river Brother Group on HBO And Netflix.

Pacific (2010)

Rami Malek and Joseph Mazzello aim guns and take cover in the Pacific.
HBO

When Brother Group focuses on Easy Company in Europe, Pacific turned his attention to the actions of the US Marine Corps against Japan during World War II. Serves as a companion piece Brother Group, Pacific tells the story of three Marines — Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joseph Mazzello), and John Basilone (Jon Seda) — who fight for the 1st Marine Division.

Like previous depictions of war Hanks-Spielberg project, Pacific is visually stunning in outlining the terrifying aspects of the battle. Key moments from World War II are covered, including the Guadalcanal Campaign, the Battle of Iwo Jima, and the return of soldiers to America after VJ Day.

Small river Pacific on HBO And Netflix.

Catch-22 (2019)

George Clooney shouted at two soldiers.
Upstream

Catch-22, Joseph Heller’s 1961 satirical war novel, was adapted into a television series for Hulu in 2019. John Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a bombardier in the US Air Force, does not want to get involved in World War II. John chose to become a bombardier, thinking the war would end before his training was complete. The plan backfires as John now has to bomb the enemy from his B-52, although he spends more time planning how to never fly.

Unwilling to kill, but unable to refuse his mission, Yossarian is trapped by a Catch-22 – too many missions will make a person crazy, but a request to be removed from missions can only come from a sane person. Catch-22 it still depicts the bloodshed and violence of war, but its satirical nature and dark humor provide a unique interpretation of World War II.

Steam Catch-22 on Upstream.

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