HBO Miniseries John Adams

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  1. Jetfireinthesky

    Jetfireinthesky Well-Known Member

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    Anybody watching this? It's awesome stuff. Never would have figured I'd see Paul Giamatti in this sorta role but he's done an awesome job. I can't wait to see the third part on Sunday. Anyone interested, Parts 1 and 2 have been in reruns pretty much everyday.
     
  2. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    It is absolutely fucking fantastic. I was unaware he was the man whom defended the British soldiers at the Boston Massacre.

    I'm really digging it. But most things done by Playtone rock. (See: Band of Brothers)
     
  3. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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    I no has HBO, can I has DVD?
     
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    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Great series; wished they'd make 1776 next.
     
  5. Jetfireinthesky

    Jetfireinthesky Well-Known Member

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    Haha. Yeah I know. I was like, "nuh-ah! Really?" And I never realized how messed up tar and feathering someone could be. That was just rough.
     
  6. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    I just caught the first two episodes last night. Amazing performances by Giamatti, Morse, Linney, and the rest.

    The tar and feathering scene was a bit sad to watch, and I also find the music VERY well done.
     
  7. cagliostro

    cagliostro Victi Vincimus

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    Saw the first two episodes when they aired sunday, and they rocked! All I have to say is David Morse fucking nailed George Washington, nice to see him play a "good guy" for once. Oh and way anyone else impreesed with Zeljko Ivanek as John Dickinson? I thought that the dignity and nobility that Ivanek brought to the role was great.
     
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  8. Caterwaul

    Caterwaul Busou Shinki Loremaster

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    John Adams was one of my heroes when I was growing up. It started with 1776, and grew from there, even though I later learned they exaggerated certain bits of his personality. Makes me wish I got HBO.

    Seriously, go read his biography. He's done so many things that shaped this country, and he's hardly remembered :( 
     
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    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i don't have HBO, but know someone with TiVo and HBO...wasn't going to watch it until i saw that it was based upon the book written by the same man that Did Truman a few years back- loved that book (albeit long as hell, lol.) now i am interested.
     
  10. Dolza_Khyron

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    it's a great series, but, Paul Giamatti, is not nearly as good as the William Daniels Adams, even IF the Paul Giamatti, is more accurate lol.

    but, he does a great job of doing the job.

    fantastic series.

    and he is my favorite of the founding fathers lol.

    so it's nice to see that he is finally getting SOMETHING lol