This is a very good dramatic series that takes place
during World War II. A group of scientists and their
families are in the Nevada desert, trying to build an A bomb
to end the war. It's a very exciting soap opera. You really
get to know al of the people and their relationships, and
the pressures in their lives. They take a page out of
history and really make it come alive. There are plenty of
shocks and surprises--bombs both figurative and literal.
These people are working for the army, yet they're more like
prisoners, and treated badly by the military.
One thing I really like is that they make sure everyone
has a distinctive look so that you don't get confused
between the different characters. That can be a problem with
shows that take place back when all of the men had short
hair and the women all looked similar. They also took
great care to make the characters distinctive, so we get to
know them fairly quickly.
The show has many very fine actors, like Olivia Williams
("Dollhouse"), Ashley Zukerman ("Terra Nova") and John
Benjamin Hickey ("The Good Wife"). It's just a really superb
show. You really don't want to miss this one. I'm sorry I
didn't get to watch it on WGN America, but now I'm very
happy to have the DVD! I look forward to the second season.
There are many great DVD extras that tell you all about
how the show came about, and also some information with
historical context to help you out. It's a great DVD for any
adult or anyone who admires fine drama. It's not for kids
because of the violence (not that there's a ton of it) and
MANHATTAN: SEASON ONE
Bring home WGN America’s bold new drama Manhattan: Season
One, on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and
Digital HD April 7th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Featuring strong performances by Rachel Brosnahan (TV’s
“House of Cards”) and Michael Chernus (TV’s “Orange Is the
New Black”), Manhattan: Season One, provides “a cleverly
imagined portrait of the men and women who were at the
center of that peculiar sovereignty” (Alessandra
Stanley, The New York Times).
Set against the backdrop of the mission to build the world’s
first atomic bomb, Manhattan follows the brilliant but
flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to
coexist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every
aspect of their lives.
Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials go behind-the-scenes of the
set, fashion, history and “making of” Manhattan with
multiple featurettes and also include select episode audio
commentaries with the cast and crew. All 13 episodes
of Manhattan: Season One, will be available as a 3-disc Blu-ray
and 4-disc DVD set for the suggested retail price of $49.97
and $49.98, respectively.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
· “Ground Zero: Bringing the Bomb to Screen”
· “P.O. Box 1663: Creating a City that Didn’t Exist”
· “‘Now I Am Become Death’: J. Robert Oppenheimer”
· “Recreating an Era: ‘Manhattan’ Costume Design”
· Select episode audio commentaries with Cast and
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