History YMMV / JohnAdams

29th Feb '16 3:08:50 PM 04tele
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* OneSceneWonder: Tom Hollander as King George III. His total onscreen time is less than ten minutes and limited to a handful of lines, but manages to hold his own against Paul Giamatti.

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* OneSceneWonder: Tom Hollander as King George III. His total onscreen time is less than ten about minutes and limited to a handful their dialogue consists almost entirely of lines, ''extremely'' formal avowals of mutual respect, but manages to hold he holds his own against Paul Giamatti.Giamatti.
23rd Feb '16 8:08:46 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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** [[spoiler: John Adams disowning his own son, Charles, for drinking his life away. What makes it worse is that up to this point, during their final confrontation, John was speaking as a furiously disappointed father. Charles merely replied that [[NeverMyFault his father had been a curse on his life.]] Upon hearing this, John disowns Charles, and the latter is ''terrified'' at the thought, begging his father to show him mercy.[[note]] To be fair, the series has received criticism from historians for portraying their relationship in this manner, suggesting that it is highly inaccurate. [[/note]]

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** [[spoiler: John Adams disowning his own son, Charles, for drinking his life away. What makes it worse is that up to this point, during their final confrontation, John was speaking as a furiously disappointed father. Charles merely replied that [[NeverMyFault his father had been a curse on his life.]] Upon hearing this, John disowns Charles, and the latter is ''terrified'' at the thought, begging his father to show him mercy.[[note]] To be fair, the series has received criticism from historians for portraying their relationship in this manner, suggesting that it is highly inaccurate. [[/note]][[/note]]]]
23rd Feb '16 8:08:33 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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* [[spoiler: John Adams disowning his own son, Charles, for drinking his life away. What makes it worse is that up to this point, during their final confrontation, John was speaking as a furiously disappointed father. Charles merely replied that [[NeverMyFault his father had been a curse on his life.]] Upon hearing this, John disowns Charles, and the latter is ''terrified'' at the thought, begging his father to show him mercy.]]

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* ** [[spoiler: John Adams disowning his own son, Charles, for drinking his life away. What makes it worse is that up to this point, during their final confrontation, John was speaking as a furiously disappointed father. Charles merely replied that [[NeverMyFault his father had been a curse on his life.]] Upon hearing this, John disowns Charles, and the latter is ''terrified'' at the thought, begging his father to show him mercy.]][[note]] To be fair, the series has received criticism from historians for portraying their relationship in this manner, suggesting that it is highly inaccurate. [[/note]]
18th Feb '16 10:32:59 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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** This is even sadder when you consider the day they both died: July 4, 1826. Fifty years to the day of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a document that Jefferson and Adams had a major role in writing.

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** This is even sadder when you consider the day they both died: July 4, 1826. Fifty years to the day of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a document that Jefferson and Adams had a major role in writing.writing.
* [[spoiler: John Adams disowning his own son, Charles, for drinking his life away. What makes it worse is that up to this point, during their final confrontation, John was speaking as a furiously disappointed father. Charles merely replied that [[NeverMyFault his father had been a curse on his life.]] Upon hearing this, John disowns Charles, and the latter is ''terrified'' at the thought, begging his father to show him mercy.]]
18th Oct '15 4:19:53 AM Ciara25
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** The tarring and feathering of the British tax collector in the first episode. It's in no way played for laughs, is clearly shown to be incredibly painful, and Adams is just as horrified and disgusted as we are.
9th Mar '15 12:30:52 PM LongLiveHumour
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Although American audiences may be somewhat prejudiced, the inaguration of President GeorgeWashington feels this way. It's also [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the immediate aftermath of the passage of the Declaration of Independence when it shows the delegates sitting silently in a room during a thunderstorm pondering the immensity of what they just accomplished.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Although American audiences may be somewhat prejudiced, the inaguration of President GeorgeWashington UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington feels this way. It's also [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the immediate aftermath of the passage of the Declaration of Independence when it shows the delegates sitting silently in a room during a thunderstorm pondering the immensity of what they just accomplished.
15th Apr '14 7:42:00 AM LongLiveHumour
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* TearJerker. After knowing Abigail Adams the entire series her death and, especially, John's reaction to it makes us feel the loss that he felt after decades of her as his best friend and wife. Likewise the death of ThomasJefferson, even though the two of them had split apart for many years, the fact that he and Adams were two of the last great Founding Fathers and died on the same day reminds the viewers of the passing of an age.

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* TearJerker. After knowing Abigail Adams the entire series her death and, especially, John's reaction to it makes us feel the loss that he felt after decades of her as his best friend and wife. Likewise the death of ThomasJefferson, UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson, even though the two of them had split apart for many years, the fact that he and Adams were two of the last great Founding Fathers and died on the same day reminds the viewers of the passing of an age.
26th Jan '14 2:13:02 PM LongLiveHumour
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Note: these are for the the MiniSeries ''Series/JohnAdams''. YMMNV about [[JohnAdams the president]].

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Note: these are for the the MiniSeries ''Series/JohnAdams''. YMMNV about [[JohnAdams [[UsefulNotes/JohnAdams the president]].
29th Mar '13 10:37:50 AM Austin
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* FanDisservice: Creator/SarahPolley naked? Thank you. Covered in scratches? Jesus Christ...
31st Jan '13 2:19:11 PM Tuckerscreator
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* FanDisservice: SarahPolley naked? Thank you. Covered in scratches? Jesus Christ...
* {{Squick}} Do you hate needles? Heh, who doesn't? DEAL WITH IT. Be thankful you weren't born in the 1700's! Where instead of a ''little poke'', you get a ''crushed up infected BOIL shoved into an open wound''. And then probably die anyway.

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* FanDisservice: SarahPolley Creator/SarahPolley naked? Thank you. Covered in scratches? Jesus Christ...
* {{Squick}} {{Squick}}: Do you hate needles? Heh, who doesn't? DEAL WITH IT. Be thankful you weren't born in the 1700's! Where instead of a ''little poke'', you get a ''crushed up infected BOIL shoved into an open wound''. And then probably die anyway.
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