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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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2017   2016   2015   2014  
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Jamie Bell ...  Abraham Woodhull 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Seth Numrich ...  Ben Tallmadge 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Daniel Henshall ...  Caleb Brewster / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Meegan Warner ...  Mary Woodhull 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Heather Lind ...  Anna Strong 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Kevin McNally ...  Judge Richard Woodhull 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Samuel Roukin ...  Lt. John Simcoe / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Burn Gorman ...  Major Hewlett 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Ian Kahn ...  General George Washington 33 episodes, 2014-2017
Angus Macfadyen ...  Robert Rogers 31 episodes, 2014-2017
JJ Feild ...  Major John Andre 30 episodes, 2014-2016
Ksenia Solo ...  Peggy Shippen / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2017
Owain Yeoman ...  Benedict Arnold / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2017
Nick Westrate ...  Robert Townsend 24 episodes, 2015-2017
Idara Victor ...  Abigail 20 episodes, 2014-2017
Aaron Angus Aaron Angus ...  Dragoon / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2017
Aldis Hodge ...  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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Pledge defiance. (Season 3) See more »

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Drama | History | War

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USA

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English

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6 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Richmond, Virginia, USA See more »

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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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The British flag that is used in promotional materials is the modern day union flag and includes the cross of St. Patrick (representing Northern Ireland) on it. The cross of St. Patrick was not added to the flag until 1801. Flags within the series itself are, however, lacking this anachronism. See more »

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Dense, thrilling, emotionally engaging, well acted, beautifully shot ... Hooked!
6 April 2014 | by livefreeordieyoSee 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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