Monday, September 29, 2014

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I have been actively watching the John Adams miniseries from HBO.

I know, I know. I'm a little behind. However, I have been enjoying HBO shows lately, so I thought I would give this a try. I also really, really love history, so I thought this would be a nice experience.

Here are my thoughts. I can't stand Paul Giamatti. He is such an annoying actor that he essentially ruins the series for me. He overacts, you can tell he is acting, and I just find him gross.

However, Laura Linney's turn as Abigail Adams is excellent. I haven't really seen much of what she has been in so I have no bias. She is superb in this role. I love every moment that she is on the screen and I find myself wishing that there was more time devoted to her.

What I do really enjoy about the series is the interaction between the founding fathers. I like seeing Jefferson interact with John Adams, I like seeing the relationship with Hamilton. It really helps the history you learned in school jump off the page a dazzle your mind.

However, I really don't feel like I learned much. As strange as that sounds. I don't feel educated by this series and I don't feel dazzled by anyone's performance outside of Linney's. I feel like a lot of hollywood friends got together and it was the "cool" thing to be in this series.

That's my take on the series. Overall my recommendation? Skip it.

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