John Adams (HBO Miniseries)
John Adams is a sprawling HBO miniseries event that depicts the extraordinary life and times of one of Americas least understood and most underestimated founding fathers: the second President of the United States John Adams. Starring Paul Giamatti (Sideways Cinderella Man HBOs American Spendor) in the title role and Laura Linney (You Can Count on Me Kinsey) as Adams devoted wife Abigail John Adams chronicles the extraordinary life journey of one of the primary shapers of our independence and government whose legacy has often been eclipsed by more flamboyant contemporaries like George Washington Thomas Jefferson Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin.
I'm mildly embarrassed that I had never seen this until this weekend. However, I finally managed to block out 8 and a half hours to the cause. Frankly, it was some of the best television I've ever seen. Educational, clever -- perfect acting. The only problem, if your American History leaves something to be desired (like mine), then depression is awoken when you realize that you don't know what it going to happen next.