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New AMC show: Turn (about America's first spy ring in the Revolutionary War)
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Posted on 04/03/2014 11:52:22 AM PDT by FrdmLvr

I thought this sounded good. It starts this Sunday on AMC. Has anyone heard anything about it yet?

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: amc; americanrevolution; culpepper; culperring; espionage; georgewashington; revolutionarywar; spies; thegeneral; therevolution; turn; washington

1 posted on 04/03/2014 11:52:22 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: FrdmLvr

It did look good from the previews I saw, but I’m always suspicious that this will turn out to be some Lefty propaganda vehicle.

The most likeable lead character will turn out to be gay, or perhaps they will “expose” George Washington as a fraud, or condemn the British for their handling of the environment in the Colonies; some such thing.


2 posted on 04/03/2014 11:59:13 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Saw a commercial for it. Set my PVR to record. Hope it’s at least historically accurate and not some revisionist history crap.


3 posted on 04/03/2014 11:59:29 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Previews look good for sure. I plan to watch, just hope politics and PC crap don’t get into it.


4 posted on 04/03/2014 11:59:38 AM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: FrdmLvr
Looks excellent.
5 posted on 04/03/2014 12:00:30 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: vpintheak

I am hoping that too. The advertisement for it said something about the turned on their family, they turned on their friends etc. etc. So I am going to watch and hope for the best.

If they get political with it, I probably won’t watch it.


6 posted on 04/03/2014 12:01:58 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

My exact thoughts!


7 posted on 04/03/2014 12:02:54 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: greeneyes

“They turned on their families….” Yes, the did. I hope they don’t try to make the spys look like traitors for “turning” on their Tory families.


8 posted on 04/03/2014 12:04:33 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: FrdmLvr
The guy who wrote the book the series is based on is a pretty normal guy.
9 posted on 04/03/2014 12:04:43 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: FrdmLvr

That’s what I am concerned about too.


10 posted on 04/03/2014 12:07:28 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes

Here’s what I’m afraid of: They’re going to twist it around to show how it’s actually a GOOD thing to turn your family and neighbors in if they go against the cause, or the government, as if to say “See, TEA partiers? The colonists did it! They did it for the new AMERICAN government! Granted, it would be a twist, but they would do it.


11 posted on 04/03/2014 12:22:44 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: FrdmLvr

Is this the mini-series based on the book written by Brian Kilmeade of Fox News?


12 posted on 04/03/2014 12:27:59 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

I don’t know. Did you read his book? It sounded good to me.


13 posted on 04/03/2014 12:36:05 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: FrdmLvr
I have heard that his spies were the reason George Washington was able to win the war.
14 posted on 04/03/2014 12:36:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: txrefugee

Evidently not based on Kilmeade’s book. This was based on a book by an author named Rose.


15 posted on 04/03/2014 12:39:51 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: FrdmLvr
The book Washington's Spies on which this is based is largely about the spies who were hunted in British-occupied New York after the Battle of Monmouth Court House.

There would be no foothold in the book or in the history for Americans "turning in" Loyalists.

The only possible example would be the ring discovering that Benedict Arnold was secretly plotting with the British to hand over West Point.

You can spin that all you want, but it will be tough to make him a sympathetic figure.

16 posted on 04/03/2014 12:41:59 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: FrdmLvr

Yep, they could do it that way too. I just don’t watch shows where they have propoganda. There’s too many other choices now. If a show gets too much liberal bs, I just don’t watch it any more.


17 posted on 04/03/2014 12:45:39 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: FrdmLvr
What's the use of being a liberal if you can't lie, cheat, and steal?
Somehow patriots have to mobilize to counter the Democrat corruption.
In the current climate it is easy to consider Obama an illegitimate fraud.
18 posted on 04/03/2014 2:01:42 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: onedoug

ping


19 posted on 04/03/2014 2:15:51 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The war turned toward the colonists’ favor after the British Regulars’ decisive defeats at Cowpens and King's Mountain South Carolina in 1781.

Cornwallis then suffered massive casualties in North Carolina. Consequently, he withdrew all his forces from the Southern colonies, and moved northward. A few short months later he surrendered.

Defeat of the vaunted ‘best in the world’ British soldiers by Southern militia turned the British public against war in the ‘colonies’. That was the source of the defeat.

20 posted on 04/03/2014 2:17:56 PM PDT by PeaRidge
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To: FrdmLvr

I can tell right now, it will beat anything on the main networks! If it wasn’t for the Western channel and Turner Movie Classic’s, my TV would get very little use!


21 posted on 04/03/2014 6:42:22 PM PDT by longhorn too
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