This short-lived series tried to apply the ideals of the '60s youth culture to the American Revolution. Jeremy Larkin, Isak Poole, Henry Abington and Elizabeth Coates were members of "the ...
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This short-lived series tried to apply the ideals of the '60s youth culture to the American Revolution. Jeremy Larkin, Isak Poole, Henry Abington and Elizabeth Coates were members of "the Yankee Doodle Society", a rebel group based in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1777. Reporting directly to General Lafayette, the team operated as spies behind British lines. Jeremy was the son of Chester's Tory mayor, who hid his political ideas behind a facade of disinterested pacifism. Elizabeth was a liberated woman ahead of her time and Isak was an ex-slave. The brains of the group was Henry, a big fan of Benjamin Franklin (whom he resembled), and always able to invent whatever device or scheme the group needed to finish their missions. Written by
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I loved this show! I was 12 when it aired. As a previous reviewer stated, it got me hooked on history to the point that I minored in it at college.
I remember Rick Ely as being the primary character, but I had a huge crush on Philippe Forquet. His portrayal of General the Marquis de Lafayette was as dashing as I thought he would have been. (Minor trivia, Philippe Forquet was in a "Twice as Nice" shampoo commercial about this time frame.)
It lasted one short season, but stayed in my mind all these years. Seems like each episode lasted about 45 minutes.
Would love to get it on DVD. I wish more shows were on now days as interesting and entertaining as this one was.
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