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    Re: John Adams

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    So, how accurate was it?
    I watched it with my brother who had read the book. He said that they obviously had to jump around a lot in order to fit stuff in.

    I thoroughly enjoyed it. The portrayal of Ben Franklin was a hoot.
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    Re: John Adams

    Hey shouldn't this political thread be taken over to the Peanut Gallery? What if a strong supporter of the Hamilton wing of the Federalists stumbled upon this and all heck breaks loose in a discussion over the alien and sedition acts. :

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    Re: John Adams

    My homepage is Alexander Hamilton's wiki page

    Federalist forever!
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    I should have guessed that you supported that stealth-tory Hamilton, the guy who sent his wife to stay with her family so he could take in a "guest" (Maria Reynolds).

    Jefferson would never do anything so sleazy.
    "What would your feelings be, seriously, if your cat or your dog began to talk to you, and to dispute with you in human accents? You would be overwhelmed with horror. I am sure of it. And if the roses in your garden sang a weird song, you would go mad." --Arthur Machen

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    Re: John Adams

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    Jefferson would never do anything so sleazy.
    Oh really?
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    Re: John Adams

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    The portrayal of Ben Franklin was a hoot.
    I agree.

    I think the guy who played Dickenson from PA was great too.
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    Re: John Adams

    I'm under the assumption that there are more parts. Am I correct?
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    Re: John Adams

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    I agree.

    I think the guy who played Dickenson from PA was great too.

    I think Dickenson was played by the guy who was in "Damages" on FX last year, Zeljko Ivanek.

    I could be wrong, but it sure looked like him.
    Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?

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    Re: John Adams

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    I'm under the assumption that there are more parts. Am I correct?
    yeah, I think there are 11.
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    Re: John Adams

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    I think Dickenson was played by the guy who was in "Damages" on FX last year, Zeljko Ivanek.

    I could be wrong, but it sure looked like him.
    I don't know his name but he was also on that cop show with Richard Belzer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Oh really?
    I'm sure of it. I understand that since his wife dies, Jefferson's been particularly upstanding and virtuous. They say he's even taken a kindly, parental (I'm sure) interest in one of his young slaves (Sally Hemmings, I think her name is), who gossips say is actually his late wife's half-sister! I'm sure he's concerned that she won't have a female presence to help guide her as she matures and is doing his best to keep her on the right path.
    "What would your feelings be, seriously, if your cat or your dog began to talk to you, and to dispute with you in human accents? You would be overwhelmed with horror. I am sure of it. And if the roses in your garden sang a weird song, you would go mad." --Arthur Machen

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    Re: John Adams

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    I'm under the assumption that there are more parts. Am I correct?
    Seven parts.

    http://www.hbo.com/films/johnadams/?...eat_main_image

    I've seen the first two. Part 3 "Don't Tread On Me" premiers Sunday night at 9 PM.

    I'm very much enjoying this series.
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    Re: John Adams

    Is Mel Gibson in it?

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    Re: John Adams

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    I don't know his name but he was also on that cop show with Richard Belzer.
    Which one? Belzer has played Munch on something like 11 different shows, including Arrested Development.
    "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

    Anyone else dissapointed with the third epsiode? I wanted some more action finally, but still more drama than anything
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