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Mankind - The Story of All of US

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Mabes, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Mabes

    Mabes Ex-Smoker

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    Anyone watching on History? I saw an internet ad and thought it premiered yesterday but it was about the Iron Age. I guess it is in reruns. Watched about half an hour before going to bed. Didn't like Brolin's narration much but will set up a season pass.
     
  2. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I set an SP. This is the kind of series I will record all of them, save about six months, then delete unwatched.

    At least I'm consistent.:)
     
  3. JerryLBell

    JerryLBell Active Member

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    I watched the first episode and found it a little scattered. Maybe it's because it's sort of introducing the rest of the series. It was still pretty good and quite interesting. I was surprised by a few things I learned from it (such as the fact that humans got shorter and less healthy moving from hunting and gathering to early agriculture).

    I will definitely watch the rest and the wife want to save it until her mother comes to visit. As a former history and social studies teacher, she'll love it.
     
  4. Mabes

    Mabes Ex-Smoker

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    I've given up on this after another EP. It's not terrible, it's just that everything is in the context of conquest, and while that is a big part of history, when they talk about the Roman Empire as they did in the EP I watched, anything cultural is described in a minute or two and then we get to the "swell battle scenes."

    * anyone who gets that movie reference, I"ll buy you a beer.
     
  5. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    It's too loud and noisy. I just want the history, not the sound effects.
     
  6. supasta

    supasta New Member

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    I have an SP, but I am not understanding the way that History is presenting the episodes.
    My TiVo is catching 2-hour long episodes followed shortly thereafter by an hour long episode by the same title with a slightly different description. I had this confusion with the America: The Story of Us series as well. Some have episode numbers in the guide and NPL, most do not.
    Anyone have any idea about this? I found the UK History website lists all 12 episodes, at one hour in length. I'd like to watch these in order.
     

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