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Old 11-14-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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Mankind - The Story of All of US

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.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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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.
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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:33 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:40 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:56 AM   #5
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It's too loud and noisy. I just want the history, not the sound effects.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
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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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