A comedic view of the settling of America by the Puritans.
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1999  
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 James Winthrop (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Polly Winthrop (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Grammy Winthrop (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Cotton (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Abigail Winthrop (6 episodes, 1999)
Amy Centner ...
 Elizabeth Winthrop (6 episodes, 1999)
Andrew Ducote ...
 William Winthrop (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Dr. Addington (5 episodes, 1999)
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 Reverend Goodacre (5 episodes, 1999)
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 Henry Tungsley (4 episodes, 1999)
Elizabeth Anne Smith ...
 Alice Tungsley (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Constable (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Mrs. Sturges (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Magistrate (3 episodes, 1999)
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The Winthrops are just a typical 17th century family of Puritans living in a newly-settled colony in the New World, coping with famine, plague, and the stodginess of their fellow colonists. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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James Winthrop: [referring to the Puritans] We're not the kind of people who are easily discouraged by a few snow flurries, a couple of head colds, and a 50 percent mortality rate.
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Funny & Smart
25 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

I loved this show. It got buried during the dog days of summer but Entertainment Weekly raved about it. So I tried it out and was hooked. Funny, smart and also sweet. The lead Father was sexy and terrific. How can a smart satire on early America not last but Jim Belushi stays on season after season? Grrrr. Why doesn't CBS show THANKS every Thanksgiving? I bet tons of people would watch it.

We were going through an old VCR tape and I came across the tobacco episode. I showed it to some friends and they were howling. That's what made me think of it recently and I wanted to look up the name of the lead actor. Glad to see there are others who appreciate smart comedy. God Bless THANKS!


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