This is pure opinion … well, maybe all blogging is pure opinion. Not a fan of gore, definitely not decaying zombies or werewolves … an occasional vampire, perhaps, but never the self-centered world of Madison Avenue. Generally discouraged with 80% of American offerings, I have found BBC programming much more to my liking. This by way of saying, AMC has not been my personal choice for tv viewing.
However, here comes an AMC offering completely pleasing, interesting, well-done, with a hint of history that presents both admirable and less than admirable characters from both sides. It’s the American Revolution. And, the Red-Coats are not all unlikeable, nor are the Rebels all heroes.
Done, much as Merlin was done, with Cinema quality cinematography, editing, and beautiful presentation, it is a pleasure to watch. The small details of the conflict have me harkening back, looking up trivia, and getting interested again in this event that led to the creation of a new nation on the world stage.
Offering number 2 is coming in June. The promise of “Humans” gives hope that this trend will continue, especially given that AMC has closed a co-production/distribution deal with UK production company Kudos and Channel 4 for their sci-fi drama Humans.