I caught parts one and two of the HBO miniseries John Adams last night. It is very gripping and Paul Giamatti is amazing, so if you get a chance to see it (it’s being repeated many many times this week and next), you really should. Or fire up the DVR. A really interesting look not only at Adams himself, but the personalities of the characters with whom he was associated (Abigail Adams, Washington, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson). You all know who those people are, but you actually learn about what kind of people they are.