Firstly, I'd like to reiterate what the two reviewers below have said. I am gobsmacked at some of the negative reviews of the spectacular series, quoting "not enough action", incase you haven't noticed this isn't an "action" film but a historical account of the experiences of marines serving in the Pacific Theatre during WW2, and it does this with incredible accuracy and detail (would highly recommend reading "The Pacific" by Hugh Ambrose, Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie and With The Old Breed by Eugene Sledge anyway but read them if you don't believe me) I guess negative reviewers don't appriciate what this is really about.
As for the series itself, Hanks and Spielberg have done the men who fought the battles proud, a true testiment to their actions and bravery in the face of probably one of the most detrimed and fanatical enemies in the history of modern warfare. Following 3 Marines in combat from Guadacanal to Iwo Jima and back home to the States, this series not only depicts the battles themselves in great detail, it shows viewers the horror and daily grind of conditions in the Pacific which cost many of these fighting men their sanity.
If you liked Band of Brothers, or have a interest in WW2 History like myself then this series will definately not dissappoint! So ignore these foolish and unfair reviews and watch it for yourself.