roots. The most significant miniseries of all time in the 80s. Kunta Kinte was Alex Haily's ancestor who came over on the slave ship. Everyone watched this horrific story of slavery and the abuse of a race of people. This is where the white guilt of the country set in. I didn't get to watch the early episodes but what I watched, was mesmerizing.
I watched the first one almost 40 years ago & feel exactly the same watching this one - sick in the tummy ! I can't even imagine what LIFE was like for so many people in our past ( & for some even today!)
The series first aired on ABC-TV, in 1977. Roots received 37 Emmy Award nominations and won nine. which still holds a record as the third highest rated episode for any type of television series, and the second most watched overall series finale in US television history.
By Far my favorite series there are 7 seasons so far. A great mix of relationships, drama, and medicine. Season 1-3 are more sex and relationship heavy, while seasons 5-7 are more medicine and moral dillemma driven. Expect the unexpected, gory scenes, fallouts, and changes in cast. You won't be able to help falling in love with Mc. Dreamy, hating Yang, but in the end you root for them all.