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...
3 months ago