Looking over several reviews about Turn: Washington’s Spies, I came upon a comment wherein the reviewer disagreed with the writers’ choice of a passive hero, finding it difficult to admire such a man.
It seems to me there is every reason to admire a man who was reluctant to get involved but did so in spite of that fear; a man who had to keep to the shadows to protect his family, It also seems reasonable that he must not exhibit any change in personality or inclination in order to avoid suspicion and putting the cause at risk. It can be an inspirational triumph to watch this man take on a role which terrifies him, and yet he continues to participate in a significant way to aid his compatriots in this mission.
The reviews found at the following link are all in support of this series and reflect our thinking on AMC’s wonderful effort. Turn is definitely our idea of quality programming. Bravo AMC! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543328/reviews