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TURN: Washington's Spies 

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This drama follows Long Island farmer Abe Woodhull, who bands together a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
...  Abraham Woodhull 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Ben Tallmadge 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Caleb Brewster / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Mary Woodhull 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Anna Strong 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Judge Richard Woodhull 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Lt. John Simcoe / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Major Hewlett 36 episodes, 2014-2017
...  General George Washington 33 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Robert Rogers 31 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Major John Andre 30 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Peggy Shippen / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Benedict Arnold / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Robert Townsend 24 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Abigail 20 episodes, 2014-2017
Aaron Angus ...  Dragoon / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Jordan / ... 17 episodes, 2014-2017
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This drama follows Long Island farmer Abe Woodhull, who bands together a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence. Written by AMC

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The real Robert Rogers authored a set of rules of warfare known as '28 Rules of Ranging' which, in one form or another, has been used by various units of the United States Army, including the 75th Ranger Regiment, to this day. See more »

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Contrary to what is shown in the series Robert Rogers was not Scottish. Though he did lead troops for the British during the Revolutionary War Rogers was originally born in Massachusetts. See more »

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Dense, thrilling, emotionally engaging, well acted, beautifully shot ... Hooked!
6 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

I've been craving something of quality along these lines set in this period ever since that magnificent HBO John Adams miniseries of five or six years ago. I feel like failing on my knees and thanking the TV gods that AMC made the shift into television, because BOY do they do it right.

What's so refreshing about this series is the glimpse it gives us into the daily lives of regular citizens on Long Island attempting to negotiate their lives during this turbulent period in our history. Stories of this era often focus exclusively on the political figures and the generals involved.

These are people who have grown up together and in many cases been driven apart due to the respective sides they've chosen in the conflict, Tory vs Patriot. There are no real villains in this equation, since it's possible to make a good faith argument both for the rightness of maintaining allegiance to the Crown and the rightness of seeking independence due to unjust treatment.

It's fascinating to watch these political allegiances play out within the context of relationships, impacting friendships, romantic couplings, even family relations.

The spy angle is intriguing, well integrated into the story, and hooks you from the start. The acting, directing, cinematography, as so often with AMC, all top notch. Hooked, thrilled, emotionally invested, can't wait to see more!


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