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COLONIAL HOUSE was filmed over a 5 month period on an isolated stretch of the Maine coast. Our adventurers arrived in their New World on a period tall ship and struggled to create a functioning and profitable colony using only the tools and technology of the era. COLONIAL HOUSE brings history to life and provides a glimpse into the daily life and experiences that helped shape our national character. Includes DVD and CD.
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PBSHouse: Colonial House DVD
 
4.0

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5.0

Educational reality series

By Teacher

from Houston, TX

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Comments about PBS House: Colonial House DVD:

I use this series to show Colonial times in my classroom. It is great for the students to see the hardships not only of colonists, but of 21st century individuals trying to live without the comforts we've come to know. I typically only show the first (getting to know the colonists and establishing the colony) and third episodes (establishing a theocracy and the breaking of rules), and each year my students beg to watch the rest; they are quite intrigued by the premise. It is rare to find a reality series actually worth anything. Thanks PBS.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Baby boomer to the core

By scdplexiform

from Central Illinois

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Comments about PBS House: Colonial House DVD:

It was interesting, but i got tired of the fact some couldn't drop their 20th Century beliefs. I don't care if in todays World you don't want to go to church, get over it----in this time frame you did if you knew what was good or going to be bad for you. You asked for a chance to step back in time and was given it---now play the game or go home

 
5.0

The Original Housewives!

By LaurelP58

from Tacoma, WA

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Comments about PBS House: Colonial House DVD:

Wow! I guess returning to the reality shows that started it all is worth it. I loved this! Watching Americans and Brits making it all work without is great entertainment. Got this and Frontier House for my Mother on Mother's Day, she says she will love me forever!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good but fell short after Frontier House

By Jwscal

from Central Georgia

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Comments about PBS House: Colonial House DVD:

We've watched both this and Frontier House. Colonial House was entertaining but fell short on expectations compared to Frontier House. Colonial House seemed too structured and seemed to lack a sense of reality compared to Frontier House. I feel it would have been a better production if the participants had to provide for their survival as much as the Frontier families did.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Recommend

By raizn4kids

from Southeastern North Carolina

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Comments about PBS House: Colonial House DVD:

I purchased this item b/c my family was interested in the 'time-travel' experiences. This one was pretty interesting as it did help me(41) and my family (ages 12,15,18,43) understand a lot of the difficulties of this era. It was not what you would call, "thrilling", but it did bring a lot of things to light. I am not a 'down-trodden' woman and I do believe in woman's rights, but some of the ladies on here, had a VERY hard time stepping into the past and filling the shoes they asked to be in. We enjoyed seeing the interaction and issues addressed with and for the American Indians of that day. We definitely got a sense of the elements and hardships that had to be endured on a daily basis. Overall, a very good DVD.
(some parts not suitable for kids, as we had to have our 12 and 15 y.o. leave or turn heads)

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