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  • TV-MA
  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (4,498)

Over There is a drama series by Fox TV Classics that premiered in 2005. The show centers on the lives of the soldiers from the United States Army who are deployed to fight the war in Iraq. It is set in the backdrop of the post-9/11 era where the US government launched a retaliatory attack on Iraq citing the presence of weapons of mass destructions.

The series follows the lives of Charlie Company, a group of soldiers who are sent into combat to fight the war. The soldiers come from vastly different backgrounds, each with their own personalities, struggles, and motivations for joining the army. Some of the soldiers are recent high school graduates or college students who joined the army to pay for education, while others are career soldiers who have been in the army for years.

One of the main characters of the show is PFC Bo Rider (Josh Henderson), a young soldier from rural Texas. Bo is a likable, easy-going guy who struggles with the harsh realities of war but is determined to be the best soldier he can be. He has a girlfriend back home who he misses dearly but tries to keep his focus on the mission at hand.

The show portrays the story of the soldiers in a gritty and realistic manner. It doesn't hold back on the horrors of war and the psychological impact it has on the soldiers. The soldiers face constant danger, from enemy combatants to improvised explosive devices (IEDs). They also face challenges within their own platoon, with tensions running high as they try to survive the harsh conditions of war. The show deals with themes such as leadership, loyalty, brotherhood, and the toll that war takes on the soldiers' mental health.

One of the unique aspects of the show is that it depicts both the soldiers' experiences on the battlefield and the impact of their actions on their families back home. The show's creators wanted to give a well-rounded perspective on the war, and so they included scenes of the soldiers' families dealing with the anxiety and uncertainty of having a loved one in a combat zone. This aspect of the show adds emotional depth and complexity to the story.

Over There received mixed reviews when it first aired. Some critics praised the show for its realistic portrayal of war and the soldiers' experiences, while others criticized it for being overly simplistic in its handling of the political aspects of the war. Despite the mixed reviews, the show developed a cult following and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2006 for Outstanding Main Title Design.

Overall, Over There is a powerful and thought-provoking series that provides a unique perspective on the war in Iraq. Its depiction of the soldiers' experiences and the emotional toll of war gives viewers a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made by those who serve in the military.

Over There is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on July 27, 2005.

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Follow the Money
13. Follow the Money
October 26, 2005
Lieutenant Underpants leads Scream and his men on a mission to guard a convoy traveling the most dangerous road in the world; Bo is awarded the Purple Heart; Anna leaves Sergio.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
12. Weapons of Mass Destruction
October 19, 2005
Tariq clashes with an Iraqi soldier as the team hunts down a bomber; Bo fights with his father; Anna and Sergio decide to consummate their relationship.
Orphans
11. Orphans
October 5, 2005
The soldiers clash with a Frenchwoman who runs an orphanage; Terry searches for answers when Bo's paychecks go missing; Sergio distances himself from Anna.
Suicide Rain
10. Suicide Rain
September 28, 2005
With the help of an unstable medic, Angel tries to win the release of a soldier being held hostage; Vanessa tries to undo the damage she caused while she was drinking.
Spoils of War
9. Spoils of War
September 21, 2005
The soldiers debate what to do after they find five million dollars in cash inside an Iraqi house; Mrs. B returns to her unit; Terry investigates Bo's discharge options after Bo stops touching her.
Situation Normal
8. Situation Normal
September 14, 2005
A civilian contractor stirs up trouble in a small village controlled by an Imam; still AWOL, Mrs. B travels to Los Angeles.
Mission Accomplished
7. Mission Accomplished
September 7, 2005
The soldiers are assigned to guard an Iraqi prison; Mrs. B returns stateside after her son is diagnosed with autism.
It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding
6. It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding
August 31, 2005
The soldiers volunteer for a dangerous mission to rescue kidnapped reporter John Moffet; Vanessa is led away by MPs after she crashes her car; Bo returns home.
Embedded
5. Embedded
August 24, 2005
Smoke becomes the focus of a military investigation after a war correspondent videotapes an Iraqi child and his mother being gunned down; Smokes' mother suffers a stroke; Bo gets a prosthetic leg.
I Want My Toilets!
4. I Want My Toilets!
August 17, 2005
The soldiers grapple with the moral dilemma of killing an Iraqi who may or may not be a spotter for mortar fire; Eddy runs away from home; Bo wants to begin physical therapy so he can return to his unit.
The Prisoner
3. The Prisoner
August 10, 2005
A mysterious man interrogates a rebel that Scream and his men took prisoner, hoping to flush out the location of some hidden Stinger missiles; Bo decides to go off morphine; Sergio attends a family support group meeting.
Roadblock Duty
2. Roadblock Duty
August 3, 2005
Bo reunites with his estranged father at a hospital in Germany; the soldiers react when an Arab-American joins their unit; Scream and his men must stop insurgents from fleeing a nearby town.
Pilot
1. Pilot
July 27, 2005
A group of six young soldiers faces the horror of the war in Iraq when they come under enemy fire near a mosque where insurgents have holed up.
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Where to Watch Over There
Over There is available for streaming on the Fox TV Classics website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Over There on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 27, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (4,498)