Tune Into Turn

via AllThingsLiberty

Danger, secrets, intrigue and revenge were all part of the Culper spy ring, and the new AMC series “Turn,” premiering April 6 (Sundays 9/8 central), offers a fascinating look into how these intrepid American spies helped win the Revolutionary War.  AMC provided Journal of the American Revolution an early screening of the first three episodes.

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As Woodhull’s father says to him, “Legacy is everything.”  There’s nothing else like “Turn” on television, and it keeps the legacy of the Culper Ring alive in grand style. And just as Disney’s “Johnny Tremain” and “The Swamp Fox” helped usher in a new generation of American Revolution enthusiasts and historians, a successful TV series like “Turn” has the potential to spark a whole new generation of buffs.

 

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Ever since Deadwood was cancelled I have been in a slight depression for the lack of a good drama set in interesting times. Thank goodness for ‘Vikings’ on History but since AMC has ‘Hell on Wheels’ and now ‘Turn’-they are my new favorite network. Huzzah!

9 Comments on Tune Into Turn

  1. As Beck would say, this looks like the fusion of entertainment and enlightenment. In other words, it looks great. Thanks for highlighting this upcoming series illustr8r.

  2. I’m curiously cautious. Even an apocalypse survival show like A&E’s Walking Dead that is ripe for right-wing storytelling has had its share of liberal nonsense permeate in here and there. My favorite character was a prison lifer that was sentenced long before the outbreak for… wait for it… legal technicalities over what was a plastic toy gun. And there is always the odd episode where yet another character is inexplicably attempting to make nice with a zombie that only wants to eat their face off. You know, if only we’d attempt to understand them!

  3. I hope this does for our Founders what Indiana Jones did for archaeologists. As George Mason said, to preserve liberty there must be “a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles”.

  4. I will definitely tune in. My youngest is studying the War for Independence in school right now. I have to say, it is heartening how much the teacher emphasizes arbitrary taxes as a major cause of the rebellion–with sepecial emphasis on the Boston Tea Party. I think we got a good one. Then again, her son is a Marine.

    As for “Vikings”, it is pretty good, but sometimes it seems like “Sons of Anarchy” without Harleys. Or drugs.

  5. Thanks for the heads up. “Deadwood” was great as was HBO’s “Rome”. I’ll be watching. Yeah.

  6. I will tune in.

    Right now I’m reading
    Halestorm by Becky Akers (Jan 7, 2014) – Kindle eBook 2.99 Kindle Purchase

    Nathan Hale

    Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776) was a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed. He is probably best remembered for his last words before being hanged: “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”

  7. If you use discretion there is some wonderful TV, series such as THE WALKING DEAD, VIKINGS, BATES MOTEL, and now TURN.

  8. Bravo to AMC for timing this show perfectly with the resurgence of patriotic America.

    @ Immortal Fish

    The recent episode relating to the little girl trying to befriend the drone zombie was very politically powerful to me. It displayed to me that as time goes on, the liberals penchant for dialog over common sense will eventually get a person killed, but only after innocents suffer first (her sister).

    In the end, Carol did the right thing because common sense became the necessity. The same will take place in America, eventually.

    I truly believe in my heart that our task as conservatives is to minimize the suffering of the innocents before it becomes an “at all costs” scenario.

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