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david simon's "the plot against america" on hbo

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created by david simon (the wire, the deuce, homicide, treme) and based on novel by phillip roth (portnoy's complaint, american pastoral, the human stain) about an alt-history where charles lindbergh defeats fdr in the 1940 presidential election.

limited series starts march 16th on home box office.

 

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Interdasting.  I saw a preview and heard Simon interviewed on NPR the other day.  Didn't manage to connect.

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I'm in for anything David Simon does. Very interested since this will be based on real characters but not set in our historical reality. 

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I’m in though it’s tough to watch 

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Really enjoyed the first episode. The casting all seems really good. I was sure the nephew was going to die on their outing. 

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I read this book about 10 years ago after I heard an interview with Roth on NPR. Always thought it would be a great story for movie or series. Was psyched to see Simon was doing it, but in light of current events I just can’t bring myself to watch this yet. It’s sitting in my Directv queue and probably will for at least another week.

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Enjoyed the episode, and although it was a little slow, thought Simon did a great job setting the stage.

The theater manager, Michael Kostroff, was Maurice Levy in The Wire. Great character who stole a lot of scenes imo, so looking forward to seeing his role expanded in this.

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The book has been on my reading list for awhile. Watch this, or wait to read the book first?

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Always read the book first.

I’m thinking I may read it again before I dive in.

It’s pretty short.

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