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He is one of America’s least understood and most underestimated Founding Fathers, the second President of the United States, John Adams. From HBO Films comes this sprawling seven-part miniseries event that depicts the extraordinary life of one of the primary shapers of our independence and government. Starring Paul Giamatti as Adams and Laura Linney as his wife Abigail, the miniseries chronicles the man who played a pivotal role in fostering the American Revolution and laying the building blocks of a republic—but whose legacy has often been eclipsed by more flamboyant contemporaries like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin. Also with Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Dillane, David Morse, Danny Huston, Rufus Sewell, Sarah Polley, Justin Theroux and Guy Henry.

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One of HBO's greatest contributions to American History

This is the most accurate, most telling, and most authentic look at the American Revolution ever given through the eyes of someone who by being less popular historically offers the best insight possible. John Adams is an account that speaks to what that period was in reality. It offers true perspective for why the Revolution happened, and why the politics of the late 18th Century are so defining even today. The messages that were carried through then, the civil disobedience, the difficult economy, the geo-politics of the day… all play a part and are all shown in stunning reality.

If any American wants to know what it is to be American, watch this. If you're a student of history, gain perspective. If you just like good tv, enjoy the masterful writing. HBO, thank you. :)

Richard's review says it all - Excellent!

So good, so engaging! Don't miss it.


I've been waiting for this series to be available on iTunes forever. Will open your eyes to the drama that built this country. Shows the character and flaws of all those involved in the birth of the greatest nation the world has seen. An absolutely amazing series.

John Adams
View in iTunes $29.99
  • HD Version
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: Nov 07, 2011
  • CCin English

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