This is one of the best TV series ever made and it's complete second season is coming out January 7, 2014. Enjoy the exploits of the 510th Evacuation Hospital and the "Five and Dime" also known as the R&R center. This series is based on the actual real life experiences of the men and women who made up the team. Follow the company of Colleen McMurphy (Dana Delany), Cherry White (Nan Woods), K.C. Koloski (Marg Helgenberger), and Laurette Barber (Chloe Webb) as they struggle through their time at China Beach. Watch other new comers to TV like Robert Picardo as Captain Dr. Dick Richards and Michael Boatman as SP4 Sam Beckett as they make their marks toward many other television series.
'China Beach: Season Two' has some really interesting sub plots like how they dealt with the TET Offensive of Christmas 68'. They also, in this season, dealt with the heart ache of Dr. Richards' divorce and the death of friends like Cherry.
One of the better episodes is when they bring actual members of the real team to give small anecdotes of their experiences while matching them up with scenes from the show.
Along with the episodes you will see interviews with Michael Boatman, Marg Helgenberger, and Robert Picardo addressing their experiences on the show. You will receive commentary for each episode.
The sound and film quality is top notch and you will want to put this in your DVD library.
On a personal note, 'China Beach' did a wonderful job of incorporating actual music into the show from such artists as Dionne Warwick "Walk On By", Jimi Hendrix "All Along the Watchtower", and The Jefferson Airplane "White Rabbit' to name a few. This gave a person like myself who grew up with this War and with the music a certain feeling of nostalgia.
This show only lasted 4 seasons but was one of the great ones from 1988-1991. It was true to its content and its history. The Vietnam war was not one of this nations favorite wars and it had many people up in arms. It found that soldiers, both men and women, coming home as villains rather than heroes. The show even promotes this in the last episode of season two. This is a must for your collection and for your children. It is true to itself and the men and women who fought that stupid war.