Apologies for my absence. My little ones have been sick, I was out of town…excuses, excuses.
In our quest to thirst our quench for Mad Men (less than one week to go), my husband and I checked AMC hoping to find some previous seasons airing last night. Instead, we found a new series called Turn. Did anyone else watch it? They played back-to-back episodes which was great because 1) we don’t have On Demand and 2) we caught the last half hour, but got caught up when it aired again.
Initially, I wasn’t sure if it was a movie or a TV series because AMC has a pretty good track record for amazing cast, set, costumes, etc. We realized that it was set back in the days of the Revolutionary War. After a little sleuthing on the internet, I saw that it was based on a non-fiction book entitled: Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring.
So, a few reasons why I liked Turn.
- For one, I love the name and the backwards N in the title. Ah, those redcoats. Clever.
- The attention to detail such as the calligraphic font used to describe the settings and locations is beautiful. Sorry, but I couldn’t find any examples.
- Two words: Seth Numrich. Oh. My. Goodness. Even though he was splattered with blood in the first scene I saw him in -since I caught the end – I couldn’t get over his blue eyes and tousled, wavy hair. Oh pardon me, I’m drooling. [Pictured below on the right]
- Aside from Seth, there are a few other stars that make the show stand out. Samuel Roukin, whose startling light gray eyes make him seem that much more menacing, plays a great villain.
- Angus McFayden, who played Robert the Bruce in Braveheart has a substantial role too.
- This is one of those historical pieces that is done so well that you want to learn more about that time period. (Well, at least, I did). I went straight to the library today and checked out a couple of historical books. Nerd that I am, right?
If you liked The Patriot, I think you will love Turn. Tell me what you think.