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I am finally, finally watching "John Adams." And why aren't you?

*shoes off f-list to go buy or rent it*

McCullough's book hasn't made its way to my bedside, and so the tenor of the program, at least, is new - thus far, I'm halfway into episode two, aka when the Big Man from Virginia shows up in his pretty uniform and somehow gets promoted, and I'm rather impressed. Yes, there's glossing and fudging, but far less than your average American history class - the tarring and feathering is quite gruesome, and had me curled up on the sofa. Paul Giamatti does an excellent job portraying Adams' conflict over, well, the conflict, and Laura Linney as Abigail is just so much freaking win. You know, if we'd had her as our second President...

Sadly, Alexander Hamilton doesn't come in for another three episodes, which will have me squeeing nearly as much as seeing another conservative in antiquity on screen. But it's nice to have on in the background while editing, though just a bit too distracting. But in the best possible way!

Date: 2008-06-26 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jhd91.livejournal.com
Yay for finally getting to see it! It's a really great series, if you don't mind the really weird camera angles.

(Although there's not nearly as much of Hamilton as one could hope for. But plenty of Jefferson to make up for it.)

Date: 2008-06-26 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grace-poppy.livejournal.com
Is it on DVD then? Maybe I'll Netflix it...

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