I’m Just About Ready to Give Up on AMC’s “Turn”

I knew the next few episodes of Turn would be painful, when towards the end of episode five, the character of George Washington makes a dramatic entrance into the scene like Jesus Christ in Ben-Hur, where we do not see his face until the final, fleeting seconds, when he grumbles a line that I had…

“Turn” and Character Assassination: Meet the Real John Simcoe

As elaborated on in my review of the premiere episode of Turn this morning, the British army is not exactly portrayed in a positive light. Though there needs to be an antagonist in the series, I believe the production went too far in trying to vilify the British, and one character in particular, Lieutenant John…

Review: The Premiere Episode of “Turn”

Within minutes, I knew this production was going to suffer from something known as “American History Textbook Syndrome”. While this series, and any like it, needs a villain to match with the obvious protagonists, the depiction of British soldiers in AMC’s Turn was in the light of evil, bloodthirsty, and out of control—another reviewer for…