I know I've arrived really late to this party, but I just recently "discovered" the miniseries on HBO that was done way back in 2008, based on David McCullough's John Adams. I'm not one who usually goes for biographical/historical dramas. Oh, I've enjoyed the occasional one: Shadowlands (based on C.S. Lewis's marriage to Joy Davidman) or the recent film Hidden Figures (about the women who worked as "computers" for NASA in the 60s). But recently, my daughters and I have been listening to the Broadway sensation Hamilton, and I ended up seeing some clips on YouTube from the John Adams miniseries, which featured scenes that included Mr. Hamilton (played in the miniseries by Rufus Sewell). When I found out that I could view the John Adams miniseries on Amazon Prime Video for free, I thought I'd check it out, and I'm glad I did.
Here's the clip that first got me started:
For Game of Thrones fans, it may take you a second to recognize Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) as Thomas Jefferson. The aforementioned Rufus Sewell plays Hamilton, the wonderful David Morse plays George Washington, and Paul Giamatti knocks it out of the park as the main character, John Adams. Special mention also goes to the beautiful Laura Linney, for her excellent performance as Abigail Adams. The attention to historical detail is quite impressive (despite just a few historical inaccuracies, which are detailed in the Wikipedia article about the miniseries). If you've got Amazon Prime, do yourself a favor and check this awesome miniseries out, if you didn't already do so nine years ago, when it aired on HBO.
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