The history! The drama! It all kicked off last night on HBO's eight-part mini-series, John Adams. Did you see it?
Last night's first installment showed Adams agreeing to represent British soldiers against popular sentiment. And wins! (Hey, it's not a spoiler if you can find it on wikipedia. . .) I was struck by how they don't romanticize colonial life at all. It looks like sheer struggle from sun up to sun down. How they found time to mount a revolution and form a government is beyond me. And John Adams' eloquent delivery to the court makes me vow to never use an emoticon ever, ever again. The episode ended with Adams' appointment to the Continental Congress, a rousing speech to his constituents, and a sad goodbye to Abigail. (I loved how their relationship was portrayed as a true partnership.)
Are you into it? Did you miss it? Have no fear, the full schedule is here.