John Adams

I just started watching "John Adams," the HBO miniseries starring Paul Giamatti. (Big Saturday night for me. Woo hoo.) Beginning with the Boston Massacre, it tells the story of the first fifty years of the United States.

I don't really want to watch it, but I heard it was good and I feel like I should watch it because it's about stuff I should know and did know at one point (in grade school when I learned it) but completely forgot. (I have no problem admitting this; I doubt many of you remember what the Intolerable Acts are.)

So anyway, I'm hoping it's one of those things that I end up enjoying even though I didn't want to watch it in the first place.

UPDATE: I just want to point out, even though I might have forgotten much of the history of this country, I can put almost every country in the world on a map with the exception of the continent of Africa. (That includes all of the Middle East, Asia, etc.) I need to work on Africa.

UPDATE 2: I just want to clarify... When I said, "That includes the Middle East, Asia, etc.," I was pointing out that I can put the countries in those areas on a map. I was not saying I thought they were in Africa. Somebody thought I was...

I should've written it like this: "I can put almost every country in the world on a map (including all of the Middle East and Asia!) with the exception of the continent of Africa. I need to work on Africa."