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      Limited Series – Franklin

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      71% Tomatometer 35 Reviews 52% Audience Score 50+ Ratings In December 1776, Benjamin Franklin is world-famous for his electrical experiments, but his passion and power are put to the test when he embarks on a secret mission to France, with the fate of American independence hanging in the balance. Read More Read Less Watch on Apple TV+ Stream Now

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      Franklin's unhurried retelling of revolutionary history can be dry as parchment, but Michael Douglas' sly performance as the founding father gives it a compelling jolt.

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      Nina Metz Chicago Tribune I like that he [Douglas] plays him with an unfussy, modern approach, but this entire milieu is outside Douglas’ wheelhouse and his Franklin has no discernible personality. Rated: 2/4 Apr 17, 2024 Full Review Ben Travers indieWire “Franklin” comes across as an apathetic history lesson, too content in its embodiment of French decorum to be bothered explaining why audiences of any country should care. Rated: C- Apr 15, 2024 Full Review Brian Lowry CNN.com It’s a fairly flat rendition of an American in Paris that, unlike its subject, never quite catches a spark of lightning. Apr 12, 2024 Full Review Carmen Paddock Movies We Texted About to Franklin’s immense credit, the well-known outcome never feels inevitable... The present is shaped by the tiny uncertainties of the past, and each compromise, consideration, and choice opens multitudes of possibilities and might-have-beens. May 21, 2024 Full Review Melissa Camacho Common Sense Media History fans may have mixed feelings about this history-themed docudrama and its rather uneven, but human, approach to Ben Franklin's work in Paris during the American Revolution. May 15, 2024 Full Review Martin Carr CBR Anyone looking for something unique will want to stream Franklin at the first opportunity, as not only will Douglas' performance earn him an Emmy -- Franklin is bound to pick up some behind-the-scenes Emmy recognition as well. May 12, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Peter K Well done! The attentions to details were amazing. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/22/24 Full Review Jon J Douglas tries his best to add some charisma and succeeds most of the time. The supporting cast is entirely forgettable. The show writers I felt, because Franklin was known for his wit, thought they had written some pithy dialogue but it just falls flat. Overall not bad if you have nothing else to watch, but not a must watch. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/19/24 Full Review Michael W This historical miniseries was great. Michael Douglas, Noah Jupe, Daniel Mays, Eddie Marsan, and the rest of the cast did a great job in this miniseries. This true story about Benjamin Franklin's negotiations with the France to form an alliance against the British was dramatic, tense, and interesting. It's about taking control of what you want to do for your country. If you haven't seen this miniseries yet, check it out sometime. It's worth watching. Don't listen to the bad reviews this miniseries has gotten, those people have terrible tastes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/17/24 Full Review Andrei D Douglas rupe baraca dar cam lipseste contextul Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/17/24 Full Review Robert C For the whole series, I was watching Michael Douglas. Not once did Michael Douglas become Benjamin Franklin. I guess the Director was happy to get Michael Douglas, and would take whatever performance he could get. I also know they were shooting for reality, but having half of the series done in French was too much for an American audience. I had high hopes and this series definitely dashed them all. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/14/24 Full Review Elliott C Love the idea of a good Ben Franklin show. Unfortunately we get Michael Douglas miscast as being a Ben Franklin, and you can never actually see anything beyond just Michael Douglas. #NotMyBenFranklin. Outside of this, the story kind of drags and never grips. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/12/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Episodes

      Episode 1 Aired Apr 12, 2024 Sauce for Prayers As the fight for independence teeters on the brink of defeat, Benjamin Franklin and his grandson plunge into a world of intrigue and deception. Details Episode 2 Aired Apr 12, 2024 Welcome, Mischief An arms operation is threatened by a ruthless opponent; the Paris police watch Franklin's every move; Temple makes a confession. Details Episode 3 Aired Apr 12, 2024 Pride and Gout Bad news arrives from America; Franklin finds himself ensnared in the traps of Versailles; Temple bows down before a star. Details Episode 4 Aired Apr 19, 2024 Small Revenge Franklin pays back an insult and receives the favor of a king; a new lover catches his eye, and an old rival turns up to thwart him. Details Episode 5 Aired Apr 26, 2024 The Natural State of Man Tensions mount between Franklin and Adams; Madame Brillon asserts her power; Temple decides to fight his own war. Details Episode 6 Aired May 3, 2024 Beauty and Folly Franklin suspects traitors are everywhere; Vergennes makes a final offer; Jacques introduces Temple to the thrill of the hunt. Details Episode 7 Aired May 10, 2024 Begin by Creeping After victory at Yorktown, the Americans and the French plot against each other for the upper hand; Franklin is laid low at a crucial moment. Details Episode 8 Aired May 17, 2024 Think of Three Things The future of the United States is decided by six men in a room; Franklin and Temple face a changed world. Details
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      Season Info

      Director
      Timothy Van Patten
      Executive Producer
      Michael Douglas, Kirk Ellis, Howard Korder, Timothy Van Patten, Tony Krantz, Philippe Maigret, Richard Plepler, Mark Mostyn
      Screenwriter
      Kirk Ellis, Howard Korder
      Network
      Apple TV+
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Apr 12, 2024
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