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Great for history buffs, but might be slow for folks who want a quick, one-shot take on an important historical figure.
on June 25, 2016
Goes into quite a bit of depth. There are times it seems a bit slow, but one can truly appreciate what John Adams went through.
He allows his son to leave to go to another country (when the boy was 14 years old -- what a different time then!), then doesn't see his son again until the fellow is in his 20s. He's also separated from his wife for YEARS. This really takes a considerable amount of sacrifice, courage and conviction.
We cannot appreciate some of the tougher aspects of their lives...John Adams gets sick for MONTHS, and there's no medicine but what his body can do for him. He pays a dear price for doing service to his country.
The series appears very realistic, well done with all the minor details...depicting how the French wore makeup to cover up their infrequent bathing. How the royal court lived - so opulently while the poor live very poorly.
For those who are history buffs, you should like it. FOR THOSE WHO WANT A QUICKIE PEEK BACK, and don't want the details, this series might provide too much information, and move too slowly for you.