31 August 2015 | Marlburian
Authentic looking, has promise
Last night was the first screening in the UK (I think) of "Pinkertons", on the relatively obscure Drama channel.
Not at all bad, and authentic-looking, with a fine-looking locomotive and army uniforms that appeared to be accurate. I'll wait and see if "Kate Warne" grows on me; at the moment she doesn't convince. (I was interested to discover that she actually existed and was a successful member of Pinkerton's before, during and after the War between the States – and possibly a lover of Allan Pinkerton's – though she lived only until January 28, 1868.)
William's mollycoddling from a distance by his mother grated just a little, as Jacob Blair was 30 when the episode was filmed. William would have been about 20 – though apparently he had entered the Secret Service when aged 15.
The series shows promise and I look forward to future episodes.