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John Adams 

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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
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Top Rated TV #143 | Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 45 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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...  John Adams 7 episodes, 2008
...  Abigail Adams 7 episodes, 2008
...  Benjamin Rush 6 episodes, 2008
...  Thomas Jefferson 6 episodes, 2008
...  Nabby Adams / ... 4 episodes, 2008
...  Thomas Adams 4 episodes, 2008
...  George Washington 4 episodes, 2008
...  Colonel William Smith 4 episodes, 2008
...  Samuel Adams 3 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
...  Benjamin Franklin 3 episodes, 2008
...  Young Charles Adams 3 episodes, 2008
...  Alexander Hamilton 2 episodes, 2008
...  John Hancock 2 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
...  John Dickinson 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
...  Bostonian Townsperson / ... 2 episodes, 2008
...  Boston Citizen / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Tim Seip ...  Sons of Liberty 2 episodes, 2008
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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

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Just as fashion from 1960 differs from that of 1970 and 1980, so clothing changed in early America. Wardrobe staff papered their workspace walls with research diagrams showing the changes in clothing style from the 1790's to the 1800's to the 1820's: waistcoat, collar, bustle, wig, hat, and hemline sizes adjusting over the years. Some costume props would be rejected on authenticity grounds: "no no no wrong year." See more »

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Thomas Jefferson's last words were "Is it the Fourth?" to which the reply was actually more along the lines of "Not yet, Mr. President, but it soon will be." His last words were uttered not on July 4th, but the waning hours of July 3rd. He died unconscious on the Fourth. See more »

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John Adams: I have seen a queen of France with 18 million livres of diamonds on her person, but I declare that all the charms of her face and figure added to all the glitter of her jewels did not impress me as much as that little shrub right there. Now your mother always said that I never delighted enough in the mundane, but now I find that if I look at even the smallest thing my imagination begins to roam the milky way!
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A Joy And An Honour To Watch
25 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Thank you to HBO for the making of this series. Its was a joy to watch. The last part (7th part) was perhaps the hardest to watch. More than once tears were brought to my eyes, in compassion for many of the characters and the conclusion of their life story. What can be said about the making of it? There are not enough words to praise all those involved. Paul Giamatti's and Laura Linney's performances were absolutely astonishing and by the end, had me in tears, I as a man, am not ashamed to say. They were brilliant, class and I will forever be a fan of them. The rest of the cast were like a collection of fine art. Whomever brought them all together, alone deserves an award. Great fine acting on their own and as a group. This series deserves every award possible and more. I agree totally with all the praise that has gone before and will come after. This is a TV series that does HBO and America proud. It should be shown in every class room in the states. Its a work of art...

Further comment: Such great men and equally great thinkers are lost today on many of the youth. The likes of them will perhaps be never seen again. May they rest easy within the soil of America, for the freedoms they brought to their country they loved so much.

They could teach today's politicians a lesson or two on truth, sticking to upholding true meaning of liberty and the rule of law. I fear however they would not be impressed by the actions of those that this day, April 25th 2008, that stand within the blocks of the White House. History will also be their judge and it will not treat our present day leaders so kindly and deservedly so. Those that have now gone before at the foundation of the country, were clearly better upstanding citizens.

What is now is Congress and the White House is just a bad shadow of once true and honest men (and women) that passed away with the founding of America.

May they, the founding fathers (and mothers) rest in peace.


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