Jul 6, 2012

Bedtime Watching

Back before the History Channel was all-weird-shit-all-the-time, they occasionally had some pretty good shows. Netflix suggested "The Revolution" to me last night... so I watched the first episode. It covered from the Stamp Act (1765) to the battles of Lexington and Concord (1775) with the various other pieces between: the Intolerable Acts, the Tea Tax, Tea Party, etc.

As per usual for the History Channel, it was moderately mediocre acting with some good insight from other views. One of the things that I caught myself doing was saying, "That's not true!" to the guy with major's leaves and "Military Historian, West Point" ... until I realized that he probably has a slightly better knowledge of it than what I remember from my high-school history class.

I watched episode 1 last night and then added the series (13 episodes) to the instant queue. I plan to enjoy the rest of it.

Unfortunately, a lot of it was striking a bit too close to home...

4 comments:

Awelowynt said...

I read the Declaration of Independence outloud with my family on the night of the 4th.

My Mom, who isn't very political, kept hmm'ing and making general thoughtful sounds. When I reached the end, she commented, "Scary. That sounds a lot like what we're going through today."

Bubblehead Les. said...

Watch the Documentary about Robert E. Lee on Netflix that was on PBS a couple of years ago. The Lady Expert, Dr. Lesley Gordon, was one of my Professors at Akron U., and she knows her stuff.

Old NFO said...

Good one, thanks; we did watch most of it!

cybrus said...

Thanks Z - I'll have to check it out!