If you are an HBO subscriber, and you have even just a slight interest in history, I highly recommend the new John Adams mini-series. I watched the first two episodes with Matt and John. We three–two of whom are nerdy English majors/history buffs and one who is a history major/politics follower–give it enthusiastic thumbs up. Plus it has Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney. My respect for Giamatti has grown considerably since his “Pig Vomit” turn in he-who-must-not-be-named’s Private Parts movie. As for her, I’ll watch just about anything she’s in; I think she’s fabulous.