Clearly, the goal of this blog is not to provide entertainment reviews but my family and I just finished watching (thanks to NetFlix) the HBO series John Adams. This seven-part series was based on the well known book of the same title by author David McCullough and Executive Producer, actor Tom Hanks. This is one of the best historical accounts I have seen of American history and according to the author, a very realistic portrayal. I began reading McCullough’s book a couple of summers ago, never finished it, and now my youngest son Jacob is borrowing it.
Granted, our children experience way too much screen time but John Adams not only chronicles the lives of our early Patriots but conveys strong values about family, hard work, and commitment to principle. It takes some effort to locate quality entertainment for those cold winter afternoons, but this mini-series hits the mark.