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    Anybody watching this one? First two episodes were strong. I'm so fkkking old I thought it was Nick Nolte playing John Brown at first.
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    On my list after I finish the last half of Schitts Creek.
    I’ve heard it’s good.
    John Erlichman, one of President Richard Nixon's closest aides, has admitted America's "War on Drugs" was a hoax designed to vilify and disrupt "the antiwar left and black people" when it was launched in 1971.

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    • #3
      meh
      Obscenity is the last refuge of an inarticulate motherfucker.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by slag View Post
        meh
        Too educational?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Maniac View Post

          Too educational?
          Hahahaha

          EDITED TO ADD: To be fair ... I did not see the second episode because I didn't like Hawke's over the top performance and found the goofy vibe not in step with the subject matter (about which I was sufficiently educated before this artsy version of it).

          However, I will check out the second episode and see if I like it more, while trying to get in the spirit of the production ... but if I still don't like it, I'm not going to say I do in the interest of seeming enlightened.
          Last edited by slag; 10-13-2020, 02:30 PM.
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          • #6
            Does seem over the top until you consider the real John Brown. Might not be possible to go over the top portraying him.

            Not much Hawke in the second episode although still the same goofy vibe. I don't expect that's going away. I take it that comes straight from the novel - which I haven't read.

            Age of Jackson/Prelude to Civil War is a period I'm interested in so my opinion is biased. But all the reviews I've read have been good.

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            • #7
              Because of this post, I watched half of episode 1 last night before crashing out. The JB character was over the top, and I’m not sure about the boy in the dress thing.
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              • #8
                John Brown was real. He ignited the Civil War more or less. Killed slavers. Got hung. Didn't care. Little Onion was a plot device.

                John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was an American abolitionist. Brown, who said that speeches, sermons, and petitions were accomplishing nothing, that "moral suasion is hopeless", saw violence as unfortunately necessary if slavery in the United States were to be eliminated. An intensely religious man who at one point studied for the ministry, and who effortlessly quoted the Bible from memory in his speeches (see John Brown's last speech), Brown felt that this was the work God had called him to do. He said repeatedly, after he was arrested, that he was following the Golden Rule.

                https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John..._(abolitionist)


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 3rd & Inches View Post
                  Because of this post, I watched half of episode 1 last night before crashing out. The JB character was over the top, and I’m not sure about the boy in the dress thing.
                  Rewatched the first two episodes and it definitely is over the top. But i believe that's the point of it. I recommend not quitting. It really is actual important history.

                  And if the second half of episode two doesn't rip you up ... well it got me.
                  Last edited by Maniac; 10-13-2020, 11:51 PM.
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                  • #10
                    I just watched the second episode ... liked it better than the first.

                    Hawke continues to push the envelope but I'm getting into the campy violence as a kind of Tarantino approach (ie. Django, Inglorious Basterds, the end of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and I'm definitely going to watch the 3d one.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Maniac View Post
                      John Brown was real. He ignited the Civil War more or less. Killed slavers. Got hung. Didn't care. Little Onion was a plot device.

                      John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was an American abolitionist. Brown, who said that speeches, sermons, and petitions were accomplishing nothing, that "moral suasion is hopeless", saw violence as unfortunately necessary if slavery in the United States were to be eliminated. An intensely religious man who at one point studied for the ministry, and who effortlessly quoted the Bible from memory in his speeches (see John Brown's last speech), Brown felt that this was the work God had called him to do. He said repeatedly, after he was arrested, that he was following the Golden Rule.

                      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John..._(abolitionist)

                      John Barleycorn was real too. As was John Big Booty.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by slag View Post
                        I'm definitely going to watch the 3d one.
                        Episode 3 was a change of pace for sure. Never expected "The King of the Negroes" to be Zeke Elliott. I'm sticking with it though.

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