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American Presidents On Screen
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American Presidents On Screen | John Adams (1797-1801)
John Adams (1797-1801)

Star: Paul Giamatti
Show: John Adams (2008)

Paul Giamatti has never been better than in HBO’s revolutionary (in every sense) miniseries – and he’s been really, really good in lots of things. Here he’s another lawyer-turned-President, but unlike, say, Young Mr. Lincoln, this future prez cuts his teeth reluctantly defending his enemies. Now yes, strictly this is TV not film, but there’s no question that this is the definitive portrayals of Adams.

What it tells us about the time it was made: That modern TV could make historical dramas with real meat. Also, that Paul Giamatti should be President.
 

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