Wednesday, March 19, 2008

John Adams HBO Miniseries


I caught the premiere of the new HBO 7-part miniseries John Adams and absolutely loved it. Based on David McCullough's biography of the man this $100 million dollar production looks like a home run.

From a baltimoresun.com review:

HBO's brilliant miniseries on the life and times of John Adams got off to a strong start in the ratings Sunday night attracting an audience of 2.7 million viewers, according to The Nielsen Company.

While that number might seem small by the standards of network TV, it is one of the best Sunday nights HBO has enjoyed this year.

By comparison, the finale of The Wire was seen by only 1.1 million in its Sunday-night premiere on March 9.

It is easy to forget just how hard earned our independence was and how close we came to never achieving it.

So go get caught up with HBO On Demand and then check out the new episodes airing Sunday nights at 9PM through April 20th.

If enough people watch maybe they will do 1776 next.

2 comments:

Anna said...

I was watching the HBO series John Adams tonight and there was a nod at George Washington's false teeth. It made me laugh because I remembered that those teeth are on display in Baltimore at The National Museum of Dentistry. Not only that, the map that the American delegation in France used to identify the United States of America at the Treaty of Paris, the actual map from George III’s library, is on display at the Maps exhibitions running at The Walters Art Museum. Check it out http://www.visitmybaltimore.com/video/438/

Inari said...

Well said.