Saints & Strangers
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Ron Livingston (Office Space) star in the acclaimed miniseries event Saints & Strangers, which dramatizes the Pilgrims’ harrowing voyage and arrival to America. Upon landing they encounter hunger, disease, and the proud but wary Native Americans. Loyalties are tested and hard-fought alliances between leaders become strained when the Pilgrims suspect a traitor in their midst.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The story starts with the pilgrims climbing on the mayflower. (The two hour documentary, 'The Pilgrims', by Ric Burns, provides background. Well done.) Highlights the conflict between the two groups, the 'Separatists' (saints) and the non-believers (strangers). The different reactions and different conclusions to the same events makes for good drama.
Presents the signing of the mayflower compact and why it was needed. Throughout the story it is shown how this agreement controls the decisions and conduct of this small group. The first winter and the suffering (horrible) when about half died is presented.
Only with the intervention of Squanto, a native who spoke English, did conditions improve. Squanto had been captured and taken to England. He had returned. Later convinced the Wampanoag to form a military alliance with the English against the Nagasserert. Massasoit, sachem, sent Squanto to live and help the English. The role of Squanto, and questions about his motives and goals provide the drama for a large part of this story.
One outstanding facet of this story is the extensive presentation of the intertribal political struggle. The personal animosity of Massasoit of the Wampanoag and Canieious of the Narongessaet, and the determination of Massasoit to break free, adds insight. Shows the settlers problems are just a small part of a larger conflict. Fascinating!
After the death of Carver, Bradford leads the settlers. His integrity, determination, faith and judgment impact the group for fifty years. The conflict because of the two groups, saints and strangers, require constant effort to keep a consensus. Bradford succeeds. Interesting drama.
of the Plymouth Colony straight with what actually happened nearly 400 years ago. It dispels the myths about the first Pilgrims.