Wednesday, March 19, 2008
What You Should Be Watching
Just in case you have HBO you need to spend some time watching John Adams.
Compelling, inspiring and just plain entertaining.
The cast is perfect, the acting spot on (with actual quazi-British accents and not modern American ones), the steadfast and enduring love between the Adams is apparent....throw in a few HottieMcHoties in the form of Thomas Jefferson and John Hancock and you've got damn good TV.
I'll admit I was moved to tears more then once during the first two episodes.
It is an awesome and sobering story how our country was formed and during this election cycle it would be quite beneficial to be reminded again what a gift (a flawed gift to be sure, but a gift none the less) we were given by these brave people who were willing to sacrifice fortune and life in the pursuit of liberty.
Paul Giamatti as Adams is a happy surprise and Laura Linney's Abigail is brilliant. THIS is how history should be imparted and once again HBO shows how well TV can be done.
It will be airing for the next 6 weeks.