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The Sons of Liberty miniseries follows a defiant and radical group of young men – Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Joseph Warren – as they band together in secrecy and ultimately change the course of history. Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they ignite the revolution that will make America a nation. Though their names are now legendary, these rebels didn’t start off as noble patriots in powdered wigs. They belonged to a new American generation from varied backgrounds, struggling to find purpose in their lives. They were looking for equality, but they found something greater: independence.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Dangerous Game||In Boston, Sam Adams--brilliant but deeply in debt--incites the anger of the British crown after accidentally provoking the destruction of the royal governor's mansion. With the British authorities on his tail, Sam is forced to turn to a wealthy socialite--John Hancock--for help. But when their association ruins Hancock's British business connections, together, Sam and Hancock establish an ingenious black market smuggling operation only to have it swiftly shut down by the royal governor. Once again, riots consume the streets of Boston. Sam engineers a protest of loyalist businesses, but when a young boy is murdered by a British supporter, the conflict with the British goes from a dispute about money and taxation to a fight for freedom.||1:25:20||$9.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Uprising||The British Crown responds to the colonists' destruction of 600,000 pounds of tea by sending the ruthless General Thomas Gage to Boston to snuff out the rebellion. The general's tumultuous relationship with his wife, Margaret, leaves her vulnerable and soon, she engages in an affair with Sam Adams's close friend, Dr. Joseph Warren. To combat the growing British threat, Sam, John Hancock and John Adams meet with the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. But when the other colonists refuse to aid Boston, Sam and Hancock take George Washington's advice and begin training their own army. When Margaret divulges Gage's plan to capture Sam and Hancock, Paul Revere sets off on his legendary ride to warn the colonists. Revere arrives in the nick of time, but while Sam and Hancock flee from their safe house, they hear "The Shot Heard Round The World" as the British face off with the colonial militia.||1:26:49||$9.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoIndependence||As Sam Adams and John Hancock barely manage to escape, the superior British Royal Army massacres the rest of colonial militia at the famed Battle of Lexington. The two forces clash again at Concord, forcing the British to retreat back to Boston. While both sides prepare for an inevitable war, Sam and Hancock work with Ben Franklin to desperately convince the rest of the colonial representatives in Congress to support their cause--independence. When General Thomas Gage learns of his wife Margaret's affair with Sam's friend, Dr. Joseph Warren, Gage launches a full-out assault on the colonists at Bunker Hill. Sam uses the news of the battle to persuade the rest of the colonies to vote for independence. As British warships fire on Manhattan, The Revolutionary War begins, but the rebels will now face their enemy not as individual colonies, but as a single, united country.||1:26:16||$9.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDVideoSneak Peek||Take a sneak peek look at the upcoming series, "Sons of Liberty”.||2:04||Free||View in iTunes|
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Fast and loose with history
Enjoyable to watch but full of inaccuracies. For example, the Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on Breeds Hill--and the participants would have known that. Also, many of the characters' dialogue is too modern to be realistic and is very jarring.
If you want to watch this for entertainment purposes, I suppose that’s fine. But if you want to learn about American history, look elsewhere.
This is the History Channel??
I would have expected more from the freakin History Channel, this is all just a bunch of sensational garbage. If looking to watch something similar to this but more factual, I suggest spending your money on HBO’s John Adams