I have to disagree with the tenor of these remarks. I was hooked on this from the first scene. I have read a few things and long wondered about the pre-conditions for the revolution. Yes, there is some artistic license, but what I find fascinating is that personal struggles over “career”, money, property, family translate into contributing to a set of events that initiated the American Revolution. All politics is local, but it is also personal.
Yes, this is one interpretation trying to capture segment age groups, but I find it more than informative to see how the relationships between Hutchinson, Hancock and Adams form the backbone for the set of events to follow.
The concept of American independence expressed in 1776 took over 20 years to take shape in American hearts and minds. This series gives a portrayal that reminds us tea party types that there is much more in common with them on a personal level.