Turn: Washington's Spies

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  1. HeavyB3

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    Am I the only one watching this show? It's my favorite on AMC since Mad Men. Follows the story of a guy from Long Island who becomes embroiled in a spy ring for General Washington.

    Season 1 was a little slow, but 2 and 3 (so far) have been really good. Is it historically accurate? Meh... Somewhat, but embellished for plot purposes. Season 1 and 2 are on Netflix, season 3 is airing now on Monday nights in the Better Call Saul timeslot.
     
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    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    I'm really enjoying it. One of those shows where the lead is rather weak, but the story and the rest of the cast nails it. This is the best George Washington I've ever seen, I think.
     
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    Major Simcoe is my favorite character. Although Simcoe in real life seemed like a good guy. Tried to form an all black regiment of the kings rangers, abolished slavery as the territorial governor of Canada far before the rest of the British Empire... but in the show, he's sadistic and a badass.
     
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    Gonna start this today! Season 1 and 2 are on Netflix.
     
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    This show is almost as good a vocabulary lesson as ASFN!

    Two new words I learned from the first 10 minutes of this show...


    "Cashiered" - dismiss (someone) from the armed forces in disgrace because of a serious misdemeanor

    "Redressed" - to remedy or set right
     
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    Just finished season 2, really like this show.

    How do you watch Season 3? I cant even find it on AMC's website. WTH?
     
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    Anyone else watching season 4? It's been brutal but really good. So far it's shaping up to be the best season for me. (which makes me sad that this is the final season)
     
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    Town Drunk Longest serving ASFN lurker

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    Any way to start this from the beginning? Really wanted to watch it when it first came out but life got in the way.
     
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    Yeah seasons 1-3 are on Netflix.
     
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    Anyone still watching? IMO Season 4 has been the best one thus far, which makes me sad that this is the final season.
     
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    DeAnna Just A Face in The Crowd

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    I have it on my list ... only saw the pilot episode, then got sidetracked with The Last Kingdom and Cuba Libre (which I highly recommend!).
     
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    I'll check those out because I'm in a bit of a show hole and have been re watching old stuff. Thanks!
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Just started season 2. Binged season 1 last week. Love this show. And can't help but google each character as they appear. I'm shocked at how authentic (obviously within reason) this has been thus far. Obviously they take license with actual personality and actions, but from what I've read historically in regard to each character they seem to be portrayed fairly accurately. Albeit I've only researched the Continental spies and not much of the Brits (hence the comment above re Simcoe being a bit of a surprise).

    But if you like history I think this is really well-done.
     
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    Waiting for this to come to Prime. Really want to check it out.
     
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    Well it's over. We won the war! Spoiler alert! :p

    All in all I really liked this series. It was a little slow in parts and had one of the least likable protagonists ever, but it all kinda made sense in the end.

    Real spoiler alert

    I loved Abe's letter to Thomas as the end. I loved his thoughts on "Americas Contradictions." Good thoughts to ponder for all modern Americans.

    They did a good job of staying true to history while adding as much TV drama as they could. It was a somber finale as everyone did not get a happy ending, but that is life, and that is war.

    It was a cool look inside the inner circle of our founding fathers.
     

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