Lincoln

Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Lincoln:

In case you don’t want to watch the movie.

Quick synopsis:

The life of Abraham Lincoln who you may have heard of before.

Fun Fact Non-History People Will Like:

Lincoln was a pretty damn good wrestler. Not in a WWE type of way, but actually wrestling dudes in the street. Yes, it used to be a thing.

Fun Fact for History Nerds:

Lincoln grew up in a one room log cabin. History class usually omits the “one room” part because it raises many questions. Privacy was not a thing back then.

My Take on Lincoln:

I’m not going to belabor the point on this. Lincoln is very well known and there is no need to dive too deeply on this one.

This is a good documentary because it dives deep into Lincoln’s life. I liked episode 1 the best because Lincoln’s early life is often relegated to, “he grew up really poor.” Yes, that is true, but this show goes the extra step to explain what we mean by poor. The relationships with his family are also explored and it is very interesting.

Like the other history documentaries, I do feel it borders on hero worship a bit. He was no saint even if he did saintly things at times. It doesn’t ruin the series, but it is something to keep in mind if you want a balanced view.

Verdict:

A very good and in-depth biography. Watch it here!

If You Liked This Try:

Lincoln (History Channel)