John Adams

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  1. CRUDS

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    Anyone else catch the first two segments of John Adams last night? Very well done take on the founding fathers.. Probably available on OnDemand..
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  2. Yossarian

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    wish I had seen it.. looks really good
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  3. Puck

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    I saw the episode titled 'Independence'
    great filmmaking imo
    but couldn't figure what was with the odd camera angles
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  4. Kid Gloves

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    I watched it last night. I thought it was very well done. Paul Giamatti did an awesome job in it.
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  5. Puck

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    didn't care for the "Don't tread on Me" (ep3)
    finally got around to watching Ep1 (Join or Die) .. pretty good
    Independence (ep2) best one so far

    I must have missed it, but shouldn't the events of the Boston Tea Party been in Ep1 ?
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  6. Kid Gloves

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    Ep3 may not be the best, but most important in that John Adams and his son, John Quincy (as you know, both were eventually presidents) went to France to meet up with Franklin and Jefferson; seeking financial & military aid.
    The Franklin "tub scene" was priceless. :ha:

    I think they had to explain the Boston Massacre first. His character changed (had to) quite a bit with his post-trial sucess.
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  7. Puck

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    just viewed "Reunion"
    by far my favorite so far
    there's some great filmmaking here
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    This thread is killing me... i'm dying to read everyone's thought on the series (which I think thus far has been pretty fantastic), but we're a week behind up here, they just aired the third episode this past Sunday night. I just quickly scrolled down to the bottom and did the "quick reply" to avoid any possible spoilers.

    Maybe I'm reading into things, and this might be a bit of a spoiler, but I think this "General Washington" character may go on to do some big things.
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  9. Puck

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    I try not to introduce any spoilers for ya

    didn't episode 3 suck ?
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    I didn't mind it, but I know what you mean. I'm can't think of the precise term, but it was one of those episodes that got a lot of essential plot out of the way. I thought it also shed a lot of light on Adams as a man. It was funny how Franklin played into the euros stereotype of an American, and how the french had heard of his gregarious cousin Sam and seemed disappointed in the less than charismatic John Adams.

    The only thing worse than being sick in the 1700s... was being forced to go to the doctor. YIKES! Imagine waking up in the 1700s? Wool suits... influenza... horse crap everywhere. Can you imagine what it smelled like on the city streets of New York or Philadelphia? I think i'd quickly learn to load a pistol... so I could put a bullet in my head (although I'd probably drop dead from food poisoning after my first meal).
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