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Old 04-24-19, 01:03 PM
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Based on the acclaimed Joseph Heller novel, Catch-22 follows the adventures and misadventures of a US air squadron in Italy in World War II. Catch-22 premieres May 17.

Christopher Abbott is Yossarian, a bombardier, whose frantic obsession every time he goes up on a mission is “to come down alive”. His odds of success at such a simple aim keep getting worse, because Colonel Cathcart (Kyle Chandler) keeps raising the number of missions the men have to fly. More than the retreating Germans, the real enemy for Yossarian and his rag-tag bunch of friends is the bureaucracy of the military, inverting logic at every turn. The pinnacle of this is Catch-22, a military by-law which states that if you fly your missions, you’re crazy, and don’t have to fly them; all you have to do is ask. But if you as not to, then you’re sane, and so you have to fly them. George Clooney stars as the barking mad, parade-obsessed Scheisskopf. Hugh Laurie is the mellow, slightly checked-out Major de Coverley. Clooney directs the six-episode series, along with Grant Heslov and Ellen Kuras.
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Old 04-24-19, 02:06 PM
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Re: Catch-22 (Hulu) -- D: Clooney, S: Abbott, Chandler, Clooney, Laurie -- premieres 5/17/19

I can't wait. I read the book in high school and while the movie was enjoyable, not even close to the book. Can not wait to see Yossarian, Milo, Major*4 and company in action.
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All 6 episodes are up tomorrow.
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It has been years since I have read the books, but 2 episodes in and this is so true to the book.
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It has been years since I have read the books, but 2 episodes in and this is so true to the book.
I'm also two episodes in, and it is very well done so far. My main gripe is that Yossarian comes across as more brooding than I recall him being in the book, which may be the fault of the actor above anything else.
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I saw the movie right after I read the book and I thought Arkin did a good job, so I think Yossarian was a bit whiny. Major Major's story had a change that makes sense but I like the book side better.
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Re: Catch-22 (Hulu) -- D: Clooney, S: Abbott, Chandler, Clooney, Laurie -- premieres 5/17/19

Just watched the first episode. It seems to be missing a lot of the wit and dry humor that I remember from the book, which probably don't translate well to the screen anyway. It's been a couple decades since I read it, though, so maybe my memories are not accurate.
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