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Old 03-14-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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HBO's "John Adams" mini-series

Anyone else looking forward to this? Starts Sunday night, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney. It looks really good and The New Yorker gave it an overall positive review.

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critic...evision_lepore
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I never have the patience to sit thru "mini-series" shows. I don't know if I'll watch or not. Just not enough hours in the day
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I think we need more on the so-called

founding fathers


but, I do think Hanks

will approach this with the same "deification" that so much of our history is too full of


I want the whole story

"warts" (perhaps more so) and all
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I agree, deep. I'm looking forward to it more for its entertainment purpose than historical accuracy. I love a good mini-series.
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I wish I had HBO.

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I think we need more on the so-called

founding fathers

but, I do think Hanks

will approach this with the same "deification" that so much of our history is too full of

I want the whole story

"warts" (perhaps more so) and all
I agree.
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I agree, deep. I'm looking forward to it more for its entertainment purpose than historical accuracy. I love a good mini-series.
The Times review this morning commented on how the series was strong on the history, and weak on actual story.

This is maybe the first time I wish I had HBO. But I think it's on too late in the evening anyway.
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I watched the 'Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee' series and I've got to be brutally honest, it was viciously overrated.

I don't have much hope for this one.
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I watched the 'Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee' series and I've got to be brutally honest, it was viciously overrated.

I don't have much hope for this one.
that was terrible slop


I would rather have watched a documentary

or read a book
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that was terrible slop


I would rather have watched a documentary

or read a book
Agree. Wounded Knee was awful. I didn't make it to the end.

But the John Adams series has a great cast and mostly really good reviews. I think it could be worth checking out.
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I will check it out

and I am hoping to be surprised
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I can't wait to see this mini-series.
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it is not very good


it will probably get awards
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^

Paul Giamatti is annoying, unfortunately. The lead shouldn't be that annoying.

Laura Linney is lovely.

The set is amazing.

I like the actor playing Thomas Jefferson, Stephen Dillane, a lot.

David Morse is trying hard to be a humble yet regal Washington but comes across like cardboard.

Apparently the fun begins next week in France.

Good Sunday night entertainment. I'm in.
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So far so good, very interesting. Although, I didn't care to much for the scene in which they tar and feathered the guy and I am far from squimish.
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interesting so far to me...I'll have to see how next week goes..
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