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    John Adams

    Anyone out there watch the first two episodes of HBO's mini-series "John Adams" last night?

    I thought it was brilliant, an incredible accomplishment.
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    Re: John Adams

    So, how accurate was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    So, how accurate was it?


    Pretty darn accurate. Brought back a lot of memories.

    You should have seen him when he was a kid.
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    Re: John Adams

    I just picked up the book after reading 1776.
    So far I really love the series, and seems to be very accurate.

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    I've read the book, back when it came out. Can't wait to see the mini.
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    Alot of critics have trashed it but I watched it and enjoyed it.

    It was a challenge trying to understand what they were saying alot of times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    I've read the book, back when it came out. Can't wait to see the mini.
    How can you find time to read "books" when you're living this life:

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    Re: John Adams

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post
    How can you find time to read "books" when you're living this life:

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    Fine, one of the girls read it to me, I didn't actually "read" it myself.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: John Adams

    It's brilliant.

    Paul Giamatti is some kind of god, and Laura Linney has me in a spell.
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    Re: John Adams

    How does it turn out?

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    How does it turn out?
    I predict he'll die on the 4th of July, the same day as Thomas Jefferson.
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    The book was one of the best I have ever read. If the TV series is close then it should be terrific.
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    Re: John Adams

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    I predict he'll die on the 4th of July, the same day as Thomas Jefferson.
    Nah. Coincidences like that don't play well.

    I predict he'll win reelection narrowly, and Jefferson will respond by leading a coup. All this will end badly when Aaron Burr, with the military behind him, takes power and has both Adams and Jefferson shot. The British will then, of course, move back in and take over their former colony.

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    Re: John Adams

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Anyone out there watch the first two episodes of HBO's mini-series "John Adams" last night?

    I thought it was brilliant, an incredible accomplishment.
    I hope they are going to rebroadcast it, or put it on DVD. I'd love to see it.

    I just watched the HBO's "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" this weekend. I thought it was excellent.
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    Re: John Adams

    Seriously, I want to see this, having read the book. Right now I'm reading McCullough's "Mornings on Horseback" about the young Teddy Roosevelt. Back when I was in high school in the seventies, I read McCullough's "The Path Between the Seas" about Roosevelt & the Panama Canal, and am just now getting around to reading the prequel. Very good book so far.

    One of these days I'll get to 1776.
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