My own memories of both the 1980s TV version and, subsequently, of Haley's family saga are of enthrallment and fascination, though very likely my opinions were closely linked to my age and inexperience.
My own offspring, you see, did not quite share my views on the new miniseries.
Nor, frankly, was I quite so enthralled myself with this. Either I have grown as jaded as my kids, or this was just not as good. I can't really tell.
As a history lesson, though, it is a very decent one!