If you don't have HBO and missed the series this is well worth getting and owning. I have the set AND own the series so I can watch it again. I learned many things about all the leading charaters I did not know, and I believe this would also be a great way for a history student to get a broader view of our country and the people that led the fight for independence. Don't MISS this. Great characters and cinematography come to your home.
This is a true to life movie of the life of John Adams, 2nd president of the USA and his struggles with the government, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and especially his family. Mrs. Adams, Abigail, was ahead of her time for a woman of that era, in her thoughts of how the government should run and to what degree John should partake. She was his best friend in all things. The actors that portray our forefathers come across as if they are still with us. Awesome! I would highly recommend this to everyone, especially US history buffs and lovers of biographies.
Totally absorbing story of our forefathers. We rarely hear about John Adams and his spontaneous temper, nor his loving relationship with his wife. More stories similar to this would make history a lot more interesting to learn rather than trying to memorize dates and events. Time well spent watching this fabulously portrayed slice of history.
This DVD is an excellent example of what entertainment should be like today. I learned so much about our history as a country but enjoyed this movie so very much. The actors and actresses where great, production was wonderful and I could not stop watching until the final credits. I would recommend this to anyone who has any interest in our history or politics of the early years of our country.
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The series is well worth the investment. I truly enjoyed the story and the fact that it tells about one of our great presidents. To me more people should watch it to learn more about our American heritage and how hard our forefathers worked to make this country great. Very educational if you like histroy.
Best revolutionary period piece I've ever seen. Authenticity at all levels. Superb acting and characterizations. Powerful portraits of revolutionary leaders and events through the deaths of Adams and Jefferson. The entire cast is excellent, but Giametti and Linney deliver a tour de force. A must see for filmed history buffs. An engrossing mini-series for any fan of good drama, superb acting, and historical detail. I highly recommend it.