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Old April 12th, 2014, 07:51 AM   #1

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I just started watching the AMC TV Series, "Turn," which is about the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution. The small spy ring was made up of a group of colonists who provided Washington's troops in New York, with intelligence on British troop movements and supply routes.

The pilot episode started last Sunday, but is "On Demand" for those who have Comcast.

I recommend first watching the 5 minute parts which explain who the loyalists and spies consisted of, for jumping into the movie directly, is a little confusing as the loyalist Abraham Woodhull ends up becoming a spy for the colonist rebels.

Anyway, it looks pretty good and thought I'd open a thread for those interested to share and comment on the accuracy or inaccuracies of the series.

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Old April 12th, 2014, 08:04 AM   #2

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New series on AMC about America's first spy ring

I still need to watch the episode on my dvr but here is the existing thread.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 10:28 PM   #3

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New series on AMC about America's first spy ring

I still need to watch the episode on my dvr but here is the existing thread.
It's pretty good so far. I have no idea whether it's true but it looks like a good story; possibly good historical fiction. Anybody know whether there's a grain of truth to this story? I don't know if spies in the Revolution will catch on as well as zombies and meth gangsters, but I will watch the second episode.
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skizz... this really sounds great. But when I plug this in (Schedule ? AMC) I can't find it. What am I missing. I want to watch this show. You know, not for nothing, but I've got, apparently, 10,000 channels and somehow nothing to watch! How does that work?
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skizz... this really sounds great. But when I plug this in (Schedule ? AMC) I can't find it. What am I missing. I want to watch this show. You know, not for nothing, but I've got, apparently, 10,000 channels and somehow nothing to watch! How does that work?
I'm behind the curve on this and what I'm reading here interests me. I just found the first episode on Comcast on Demand and am watching it now. From googling, I think you will find coming episodes (from episode 2) on AMC Sundays at 9 ( 8 central).

TURN ? AMC

Yep, 10,000 channels and there is nothing to watch is my general take on TV, too. I've been trying to watch a new PBS series on the U.S. Civil War which seems to show initially on Wednesdays at 10, but if I can't watch it then I'm having trouble finding other air times its shown. The "age of information" is confusing the hell out of me.
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It's pretty good so far. I have no idea whether it's true but it looks like a good story; possibly good historical fiction...
I just finished watching the pilot, and "pretty good" sums it up for me, too. being a fan of period-piece dramas in general, I enjoyed watching it and I'll probably watch at least one more episode. But of this type of show, it is not nearly as insightful and provocative as several others on TV (e.g. I love how hard-hitting "Mad Men" is its examination of early 1960s morality, and Turn isn't close to that). But Turn is still mildly entertaining.
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I enjoyed the first episode. I think the show has potential to be good. Naturally the success will come (or not) from good character development. From a historical standpoint, I hope the show sheds light on the nature of the revolution in the northern colonies after Monmouth. A greatly misunderstood and unknown period for most.
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BTW you can watch the first episode of this show on AMC's website.
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I am enjoying it (2 episodes in)... I was suprised how accurate it was... I really thought it would be almost all made up but they seem to be getting the main points correct... people's names and such.
I actually think that it's going to all lead up to Arnold's treason... and that is what TURN is
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I am enjoying it (2 episodes in)... I was suprised how accurate it was... I really thought it would be almost all made up but they seem to be getting the main points correct... people's names and such.
I actually think that it's going to all lead up to Arnold's treason... and that is what TURN is

I agree Alex! The first time I saw it advertise I immediately thought it would lead to Arnold.
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