The Looming Tower (TV Mini-Series 2018)

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A look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan.


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Writers:

Dan Futterman (created by), Alex Gibney (created by), Lawrence Wright (created by)

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7 March 2018 | neener3707
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| This Is Entertainment - NOT A Documentary!
It boggles my mind to see people talking about authenticity and fact-checking when even in the beginning of the episodes it clearly states that some of it is fictionalized! I am enjoying it so far, because that I understand that this is not a factually correct and historic documentary, its a TV show made for entertainment purposes, and I surely found this entertaining. The characters are all unique and create an entertaining story, one that is still relevant today, how our government offices have failed us. To be fair, when one hears Alex Gibney's name, they think of documentaries of similar subject matters, but this is a dramatization, so some is inaccurate, but in my knowledge from reading the book this is based on, it is around 70% accurate.

The story is compelling, a bitter rivalry between the FBI and CIA starting in 1998 and leading up to 9/11, an event that could have been prevented if only they had shared certain information with each other. Not only do we get a story of the hunt for al-Qaidah cells and Bin Laden, we also get the story of the personal lives of the agents involved. Right off the bat, the series had my attention with a strong opening scene and kept my attention. All the actors are well respected (for the most part) and do a great job portraying their characters. I am fully interested in watching this series to the very end, I find it very interesting so far.

I would recommend it.

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