I’ve been watching the HBO miniseries “John Adams” for the past few weeks. If you haven’t seen it and you have the slightest interest in history, I definitely recommend it. I’m not gonna do a full fledged review here, but the acting is superb and the production values are incredible. This is one of the best period pieces I’ve ever seen.
It’s based on the David McCullough biography of the same name, which I haven’t read yet. I just got around to starting 1776, which came free with my Sony Reader well over a year ago.
Anyway, Part Four premiered last night and I missed the early showing so I had to stay up till midnight to catch the next one. I’m pretty sure I didn’t make it. I remember the Previously on John Adams… part and the opening credits, but the rest is a little fuzzy. I know my eyelids were heavy and I was exerting great amounts of effort to keep them open while I was watching, and I thought I was following along, I could see and hear what was going on, but then every few minutes I realized my eyes were actually closed. So then I’d open them and try to catch up with what was really going on, and that was difficult because what I had thought was going on was really a half dream I’d been having. And being somewhat groggy, it took a couple minutes to determine that no, Thomas Jefferson hadn’t floated away in a hot air balloon on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan only to have a xenomorph pop out of his stomach at the last second and ruin everything. And by the time I figured that out, everyone was in