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Jul 5, 2014Many will pan The Sixties for having no script and being a series entirely pushed along by clips of actual footage from the events presented.Many will pan The Sixties for having no script and being a series entirely pushed along by clips of actual footage from the events presented. I personally can't understand how that is a bad thing. As a twenty-year-old, I find the show exceptionally fascinating from beginning to end. Using actual video footage to show these events, as well as clips from various news programs, I find that the Sixties is more educational than any History Channel special. It sends us back in time. Tom Hanks has his celebrity friends and some scholars jump in to guide us on our journey through this turbulent time, but it otherwise is a time capsule.
That said, the Kennedy episode was overlong and I felt that it focused too much on what-ifs and controversy. It was interesting, but I feel the Vietnam episode could have benefited more so from the two hour treatment.
I think that as far as history programs go, it is as entertaining and fascinating as you can get. Recreations and narrations always pull me out but this show manages to be informative while also being vastly entertaining. Highly recommended.… Full Review »