The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Reviews
Popularity
1,258 ( 55)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2008  
Top Rated TV #139 | Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 45 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
...
...
 Benjamin Rush 6 episodes, 2008
...
...
...
 Thomas Adams 4 episodes, 2008
...
...
 Colonel William Smith 4 episodes, 2008
...
...
 John Quincy Adams 3 episodes, 2008
...
 Young John Quincy Adams 3 episodes, 2008
...
 Young Nabby Adams 3 episodes, 2008
...
 Sally Smith Adams 3 episodes, 2008
Kevin Trainor ...
 Charles Adams 3 episodes, 2008
...
...
 Young Charles Adams 3 episodes, 2008
...
...
...
 Madame Helvétius 2 episodes, 2008
...
 Robert Treat Paine 2 episodes, 2008
...
 Elbridge Gerry 2 episodes, 2008
Jules Croiset ...
 Second Dutch Banker 2 episodes, 2008
...
 Dutch Man 2 episodes, 2008
Lex van Delden ...
 First Dutch Banker 2 episodes, 2008
...
...
 Timothy Pickering 2 episodes, 2008
Thomas Langston ...
 Young Thomas Adams 2 episodes, 2008
Timmy Sherrill ...
 Attorney General Charles Lee / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Lucas N. Hall ...
...
 Boston Citizen / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Tim Seip ...
 Sons of Liberty 2 episodes, 2008
Edit

Storyline

Adapted from David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, this lavish seven-part miniseries chronicles the life of Founding Father John Adams, starting with the Boston Massacre of 1770 through his years as an ambassador in Europe, then his terms as vice president and president of the United States, up to his death on July 4, 1826. Written by Jwelch5742

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He United the States of America. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled John Adams Miniseries  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Entire show)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On June 6, 2007, a fire broke out at Fot Studios in Hungary where filming was taking place, delaying production for a short period of time. See more »

Goofs

After John Adams loses the 1800 election to Thomas Jefferson he is seen riding down the road from the White House in his carriage. In the distance down what is presumably Pennsylvania Avenue, the entire Capitol building of today is seen under construction. In actuality only a small section of the Capitol had been completed by 1800 and the full building as we know it today was not completed until after the Civil War See more »

Quotes

John Adams: Liberty will reign in America!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Making John Adams (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Chester
By William Billings
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Brilliant
20 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

"John Adams", the HBO series is by far the best Colonial film or series I have ever seen.

Paul Giamatti captivates viewers with a super performance. He has really given me a new respect for John Adams. Laura Linney plays Abigail Adams beautifully. She is wise and kind, but also is franc and honest.

The first two episodes are so incredibly accurate and indulging, that I feel like I am in the center of the American Revolution.

The script is brilliant. People speak the way colonials spoke. Adams lines just get better as the show goes on. HBO has truly made a brilliant masterpiece. A must watch for any history buff.


58 of 68 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 98 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page