History Series / JohnAdams

22nd Jul '17 3:40:08 AM TroperBeDoper
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The show takes place in various parts of colonial United States, including Philadelphia and Boston. However, the entire mini-series (save the the European scenes) was shot in Virginia.
11th Jun '17 7:54:13 PM karstovich2
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* FoolishSiblimgResponsibleSibling: The subplot about Adams's sons Johnny and Charles, with the fun-loving, rakish Charles as the Foolish Sibling, and the serious, studious Johnny as the Responsible Sibling. Charles died of cirrhosis of the liver at 30; Johnny served as a diplomat in Europe and became President himself.

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* FoolishSiblimgResponsibleSibling: FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The subplot about Adams's sons Johnny and Charles, with the fun-loving, rakish Charles as the Foolish Sibling, and the serious, studious Johnny as the Responsible Sibling. Charles died of cirrhosis of the liver at 30; Johnny served as a diplomat in Europe and became President himself.
11th Jun '17 7:53:37 PM karstovich2
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* FoolishSiblimgResponsibleSibling: The subplot about Adams's sons Johnny and Charles, with the fun-loving, rakish Charles as the Foolish Sibling, and the serious, studious Johnny as the Responsible Sibling. Charles died of cirrhosis of the liver at 30; Johnny served as a diplomat in Europe and became President himself.
2nd Jun '17 10:18:13 AM JackG
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* KneelBeforeZod: Played for laughs -- having been sent to England as the American ambassador right after the Revolution, Adams has to go through an elaborate kowtowing ritual to King George III (staring coldly from the other side of a large hall) in order to present his credentials. Neither person is particularly happy about it.
9th Nov '16 2:41:31 PM CrimsonZephyr
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: The entire scene where John Adams and Thomas Jefferson reconcile through an exchange of letters. In one scene, it's revealed that Jefferson has a bust of Adams in Monticello.
4th Nov '16 11:16:46 AM karstovich2
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Starring Creator/PaulGiamatti and Creator/LauraLinney.

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Starring Creator/PaulGiamatti as John Adams and Creator/LauraLinney.
Creator/LauraLinney as Abigail Adams.
9th Oct '16 11:07:32 AM CrimsonZephyr
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** Captain Preston and the British soldiers in Boston accused of murder are shaken and scared at what happened, and genuinely think they acted in self-defense. Adams is able to successfully defend them by demonstrating this.
11th Aug '16 3:33:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** Alexander Hamilton. Here he doesn't get much screen time, but what little he does have makes him look like UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler mixed with OttoVonBismarck. In reality he was philosophically conservative, a militarist, and a big government fan, but he was also one of the most senior American revolutionaries.

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** Alexander Hamilton. Here he doesn't get much screen time, but what little he does have makes him look like UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler mixed with OttoVonBismarck.UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck. In reality he was philosophically conservative, a militarist, and a big government fan, but he was also one of the most senior American revolutionaries.
16th Jul '16 9:28:31 PM Pren
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Adams is having trouble finding other delegates at the Continental Congress who share his desire for a complete split from England. Then he's introduced to George Washington, a hero of the French and Indian War who's attended the congress in his army uniform, and offers to round up a new regiment to defend against future attacks like Massachusetts has suffered. Adams is left speechless by the man's natural leadership skills.
13th Jul '16 11:24:31 AM Eagal
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Charles to John Quincy.

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* %%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Charles to John Quincy.



* BaldOfAwesome: John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

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* BaldOfAwesome: John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.Franklin are both balding.



* CoolOldGuy: Dr. Benjamin Franklin, [[TruthInTelevision natch.]]

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* %%* CoolOldGuy: Dr. Benjamin Franklin, [[TruthInTelevision natch.]]



* DaddysGirl: Nabby.
* DeadlyDecadentCourt: ''Vive la France'', baby.

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* %%* DaddysGirl: Nabby.
* %%* DeadlyDecadentCourt: ''Vive la France'', baby.



* TheDutifulSon: John Quincy.

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* %%* TheDutifulSon: John Quincy.



** UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington: Appears throughout most of the series. True to form, his influence is felt even when he doesn't appear in the episode. Played by David Morse.

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** UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington: Appears UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington appears throughout most of the series. True to form, his influence is felt even when he doesn't appear in the episode. Played by David Morse.



** UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson: Adams' ally, best friend, rival, enemy, and best friend again.
** UsefulNotes/JohnQuincyAdams: Interestingly enough, the show watches John Quincy from a young, bookish little boy all the way to ascending to the presidency.

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** UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson: UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson is Adams' ally, best friend, rival, enemy, and best friend again.
** UsefulNotes/JohnQuincyAdams: Interestingly enough, the show watches John Quincy watches UsefulNotes/JohnQuincyAdams from a young, bookish little boy all the way to ascending to the presidency.



* KavorkaMan: Creator/BenjaminFranklin - ambassador, inventor, statesman... skank? By all accounts, however, this is correct.

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* KavorkaMan: Creator/BenjaminFranklin - ambassador, inventor, statesman... skank? By all accounts, however, this is correct.not what some would call traditionally attractive. Nevertheless he is very popular with the ladies.



* PimpedOutDress: Abigail, but only once, in France.
* PrettyBoy: Edward Rutledge, most definitely.
* TheQuietOne: UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson. TruthInTelevision, natch, and lampshaded by Adams.

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* PimpedOutDress: Abigail, but only once, in Abigail wore one of these during a trip to France.
* %%* PrettyBoy: Edward Rutledge, most definitely.
* %%* TheQuietOne: UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson. TruthInTelevision, natch, and lampshaded by Adams.



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Boston Militia.
* RedOniBlueOni: John Adams is Red to Thomas Jefferson's Blue. Also, UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton is the Red to Jefferson's Blue.

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* %%* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Boston Militia.
* %%* RedOniBlueOni: John Adams is Red to Thomas Jefferson's Blue. Also, UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton is the Red to Jefferson's Blue.



* SmallNameBigEgo: Ambassador Genêt, ''and how!''

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* %%* SmallNameBigEgo: Ambassador Genêt, ''and how!''Genêt



* [[ManBehindTheMan Woman Behind The Man]]: Abigail, so very much.

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* %%* [[ManBehindTheMan Woman Behind The Man]]: Abigail, so very much.
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