The Justice Of Man Is Rot. Kinda Like the Tea-Party's New Tee Vee Show.

Abby Zimet

Seeking to enter popular culture through the story of "a sturdy lot of men and women who dreamed of a city built on a hill," the Tea Party has debuted its own series of dramas on colonial history, American exceptionalism, God's mysterious ways and our time-honored right to bear muskets. The makers of Courage, New Hampshire: The Travail of Sarah Pine say they seek to mix the narrative tension of The Sopranos with the redemptive exceptionalism of Frank Capra - with alot of tri-corner hats, really bad wigs and lines like "he not having the fear of God before his eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil in his own wicked heart" thrown in. The Crucible, it's not. Probably just as well.


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