All's Fair In Love & War
TVPlus - English|3 December 2020
A squad of army medics find a silver lining and something to laugh about during the horror of war in dark comedy
Ipeleng Rakgantsho

68 Whiskey

Season 1 Tuesdays (from 8 December) M-Net (*101) 20:30

The idea behind dark humour is finding laughter in subjects that are deemed sensitive or taboo. That’s the underlying theme carried out in gritty, single-season comedy series 68 Whiskey (2020). The show is set on a fictional military base called The Orphanage and centres on a group of military medics deployed in Afghanistan. They rely on their wit to survive their stressful war-infested environment, joking around literally in the face of death.

The squad are led by no-nonsense Colonel Harlan Austin (Lamont Thompson, Kray in recurring 2018 episodes of action series Hawaii Five-0, 2010-2020), who constantly ensures that the troops are on their best behaviour. “Combat medics are as courageous as they get,” says Lamont. “They’re going out into the battle field, rescuing soldiers and transporting injured men and women to hospitals while bullets are whizzing over their heads,” adds the actor.

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