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Capt. Thomas Davies
Dr. William Reynolds
Missy Anne Reynolds
'Chicken' George Moore
Senator Arthur J. Justin
The only discretion that should be exercised on Roots is to make sure everyone in your family plans to stay home every evening to watch it. It is the most important, most engrossing show of the television season.
Breathless -- that's the word to sum up the impact Roots had on me and, if it doesn't have that same impact on the rest of Sydney's population, then Channel 10 might as well dig a hole and bury itself.
Seldom has quality been so richly rewarded. Roots deserved every viewer it got.
While I was watching Roots, the thought crossed my mind many times that it was a shame Haley's book couldn't have been put into the hands of a truly gifted writer-director... But it's pointless to speculate what might have been. What was wasn't' bad.
Television's Roots has its faults, but it begins Sunday as a worthy and compelling dramatization of Haley's fascinating story.
Distressingly unworthy of its subject... Judged strictly as filmmaking, the TV version of Roots was not as good as its source. The adapters relied too often on the most obvious and expedient dramatic treatment.
I think the work is an insult. To say its a cut above most commercial television drama is a backhanded compliment at best. Most TV drama, to paraphrase the Duke Ellington song, is lower than a snake down in a wagon track
Whoever it was who said that a picture is worth a thousand words has been disproved by this shallow, vulgarized adaptation of a powerful and moving book.
How surprising that in 1977, any American, of any skin, can still be making such discoveries about his neighbors. So it seems the nation sorely needs more experiences like that of Roots, never mind its flaws.
The brilliantly sensitive depiction of Alex Palmer Haley's Roots may accomplish for America's conscience in 1977 what Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin achieved in 1851.
An illustrative example for the contention that anaemic high art is less worth having than low art with guts. It could be said that Roots is as low as art can get. It could even be said that it isn't art at all. But guts it's got.
Audience Reviews for Roots: Miniseries
Feb 02, 2021A good mini series worth watching.
Aug 06, 2018This must have been a big eye opener for the soft hearted racists. Great series.
Feb 07, 2018Roots is one of the best tv series I've ever seen! Just great!