Top critical review
Informative. But massively padded out.
on 1 August 2016
This would have made a great radio programme.
As others have said, the pictures don't add anything to the story. Lots of talking heads and actors dressed up n strutting about looking concerned
And boy, is it repetitious. I can understand the constant recaps introduced to deal with the advert slots (which have been removed). But in the later episodes they constantly flash back to earlier episodes. For example disc 4 is supposed to deal with the aftermath of the war, including Washington's presidency. But i woild estimate 75% of the disc is padded out with earlier extracts. There is no excuse for this other than padding out 3 disc material to sell 6 discs. I wonder whether those who gave it 5 stars actually watched the whole set. Maybe they simply fell asleep in the middle of one episode and awoke 2 episodes later.
As a Brit viewer, very interested in American history, the story seems quite impartial so if you interested in the subject, in detail, go for it! Just don't expect to be entertained.