#CostumeDrama Thursday: Sons of Liberty (2015)
For the last year, I’ve been living without cable TV (about to remedy that TODAY!), so I’m sure I’ve missed a lot of made-for-TV movies, miniseries, and specials over that span (like the AMC show Turn, which had just been announced when I made the decision to cut the cord). So I’m going to have a lot of catching up to do and reruns to find over the next few months!
Fortunately, a couple of friends of mine mentioned the History Channel’s “based loosely on history” miniseries Sons of Liberty which aired for three nights in January. I know there were probably a lot of Revolutionary War buffs who were grossly offended by the liberties the “History” Channel took with the actual history surrounding our founding fathers (whether founding our country or a beer brand), but as that’s not one of my areas of historical expertise, I was able to watch it with an eye toward sheer enjoyment of the pretty, pretty actors in historical costumes in vaguely familiar historical settings.
Title: Sons of Liberty
Historical Setting: Massachusetts/Pennsylvania, 1760s–1770s
Starring: Ben Barnes, Marton Csokas, Ryan Eggold, Michael Raymond-James, Rafe Spall, Dean Norris, Jason O’Mara, Henry Thomas
Original Release Year: 2015
At first, I wasn’t buying Once Upon a Time‘s Neal/Baelfire (Michael Raymond-James) as Paul Revere, and in the first episode, I just couldn’t see it. But as the series moved on, and especially after the “event at the barn,” I not only believed him as Paul Revere, I actually started falling for him just a bit. Now I have a hard time remembering him as Neal/Bae!