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doc mcb10 Sep 2021 2:49 p.m. PST

First five minutes looked pretty good, Is it worth my time? Uniforms for Americans looked pretty accurate.

whitejamest10 Sep 2021 2:53 p.m. PST

Well it depends, in part at least, on how you feel about a depiction of John Simcoe as a sociopathic ninja.

PzGeneral10 Sep 2021 2:59 p.m. PST

I'll agree on the Sociopath part, but Ninja, na… I never got that.

My wife and I enjoyed it….

14Bore10 Sep 2021 3:27 p.m. PST

Only seen a few, but disjointed, looked good but probably best from beginning

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 3:37 p.m. PST

It becomes quickly soap opera-y with various affairs starting up among the principles, none of which have any basis in fact or history. While I enjoyed the history of the Culpepper Ring being presented, or at least imagined, I got tired of the character assassination of the historical figuresó and that was just in the first season. I gave up by season two. I wanted history, not forced Hollywood sex drama. YMMV.

Berzerker7310 Sep 2021 3:39 p.m. PST

I enjoyed it, I think if you have an interest in the era of the AWI it is worth it. I wish more shows were set in historical periods.

If you are expecting an historical documentary then don't watch.

doc mcb10 Sep 2021 4:01 p.m. PST

Yeah, I assumed the soap opera aspect of it. I think I will start it -- and we shall see if I finish, as I tend to agree with Parzival on a lot of things. OF COURSE we must not present our historical figures as admirable; what would people think!?!

John the OFM10 Sep 2021 4:33 p.m. PST

Rogers deserves to have his character assassinated. Simcoe, not so much.

It's fine entertainment as long as you don't treat it like a history textbook.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 6:39 p.m. PST

I made it through a few episodes and then gave up.

John the OFM10 Sep 2021 7:40 p.m. PST

Scenarios on my horizon include the Queen's Rangers (in an inaccurate late uniform) vs the 2nd Light Dragoons and assorted militia in Setauket.
Historical? Hell no. Hollywood and fun? That's what I'm about.

Billy Goat Wargaming10 Sep 2021 11:48 p.m. PST

Yep, allow yourself to be immersed in the historical setting and enjoy it as a fictional drama with a touch of historical reality.

Easy watching entertainment. Don't get hung up on period inaccuracies.

tigrifsgt11 Sep 2021 5:06 a.m. PST

I'm still watching season one and I don't know if I can take watching four seasons.

WarWizard11 Sep 2021 6:42 a.m. PST

I also watched the first few episodes, then gave up as well.

Rich Bliss11 Sep 2021 9:31 a.m. PST

Better than I thought it would be.

smithsco11 Sep 2021 1:10 p.m. PST

Not good history but great entertainment for the first 3 seasons. Season 4 is weak because they compressed 20 something planned episodes into around 10. My wife and I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Virginia Tory11 Sep 2021 2:07 p.m. PST

I had no idea there were so many redcoat units with white facings and silly wigs.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2021 2:37 p.m. PST

I am currently looking for an historical drama to possibly watch with my wife. So this is timely.

I never expect historical accuracy. Wargamers are too small and undesirable a crowd to the media.

Regardless of historical accuracy, will the wife watch it? Other options include Poldark and Outlander. Vikings and The Last Kingdom are probably too violent for the Mrs.

John the OFM11 Sep 2021 3:18 p.m. PST

Outlander is actually a good choice to view with the wife. Claire is quite hot (for the men) and a lot of hot men (for the ladies) run around in kilts. Plus a woman wrote the books the series is based on. And she is staying ahead of the tv show with her books!
I can name a specific male author who could have used that work ethic. Naming no names….. grin

It's sad that people get their history from movies or tv shows or novels. But they do.
But sometimes our history books aren't all that accurate either.

doc mcb11 Sep 2021 4:46 p.m. PST

Poldark isn't bad.

huron725 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2021 5:48 p.m. PST

Yes it is worth watching. Especially for Heather Lind who plays Anna Strong. Beautiful woman.

Londonplod13 Sep 2021 8:11 a.m. PST

I watched all of it and enjoyed it.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2021 2:06 p.m. PST

Superb entertainment! I go all the DVDs, and had to go to to get the last season which mysteriously has not been released in the US.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2021 3:54 p.m. PST

No, it's boring. Don't waste your time. The only good thing was the Queen's Rangers' uniforms.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2021 4:08 p.m. PST

I gave up when Washington had a melt down. Absolutely ridiculous.

Virginia Tory15 Sep 2021 12:30 p.m. PST

Poldark was fun. So was Outlander--the wife is quite enamored of Jamie.

Just couldn't bother with Turn.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2021 6:15 a.m. PST

Don't forget Barkskins. I thought it was well done. I don't know if there will be s season 2.I watched Turn it was decent but not history.

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