Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series 1979)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Biography, Drama, History


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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.


7.8/10
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Ernest Kinoy (developed for television by)

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7 January 2005 | Single-Black-Male
10
| The Best Family Saga Ever
Without a doubt, this family saga eclipses John Galsworthy's 'The Forsythe Saga' as well as 'The Thorn Birds' and 'North and South'. All of them are dwarfed by Alex Haley's work. This offering features the last three generations after the American Civil War leading up to Alex Haley in the 20th century. He is the benchmark for 'Black Writing', family sagas and period dramas. Even the period dramas that Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniels appeared pales into insignificance compared with this work. More than that, this piece of entertainment delivers high quality acting, good dialogue, solid characters and engaging story lines. I had to watch this again and again to absorb it because it was so good.

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