In Episode 1 alone of "Prohibition" I've learned more about the 16th (income tax), 18th (prohibition), and 19th (women's suffrage) amendments than I ever did in 13 years of lower education. Fantastically interesting story of the history of the United States at the turn of the century, religion, immigration, women's rights, domestic violence, politics, and, of course, alcohol!
There's always more to a story than just a couple details. The concept of prohibition always seemed stupid to me. Episode 1 thoroughly explained the reasoning and rationale behind the temperance movement, something sorely lacking in my previous exposure to its history (other than "alcohol is bad, mmmkay?") Likewise, it also explores the culture of the time, why alcohol was important, and what people valued it.
One thing I watch for in documentaries is political bias. While I'm certain this, like all others, has some bias, I felt it did a good job at showing all sides, from the brewers to the religious institutions, and from the immigrants to the politicians, there was a good picture of the climate of the time.
Finally, and purely aesthetics, I appreciated all of the period photography and video footage that was included.
"Would buy again!"