The Kennedys, the controversial docudrama on the 1000 Day Presidency, and the poweferful family that was Camelot, the History Channel did but then pulled it after intense pressure from the remaining members of the Kennedy family, namely Caroline, as they viewed it as distorted, shameful, and misguided look at her family, her father's presidency and all the now famous and infamous events tied to it, continues to deliver.
Flourishing at its new home on Reelz Channel, a once small, unknown channel about movies that brought millions of viewers to its name once it bought the show, The Kennedys is now on episode 5, and the intensity of the JFK's administration is is full swing. From the past four episodes, I can see why the Kennedy family wished it to be destroyed: it does not portray Joe Kennedy Sr. in a very good light, made poor Joe Jr. appear just as power-hungry and driven as his father, and honestly, makes JFK look like the hand puppet of younger brother Bobby. But yet, I feel for JFK, my favorite Kennedy, however tragic and senseless his end was. I can see why Bobby took over so easily, making the Presidency a dual role between them: JFK was so sick, so in pain, that of course Bobby stepped in.
"Christ, if the American people knew they shape I'm in, they'd boot me out." From last night's episode as said by JFK, whom is played by the amazing Greg Kinnear. We also discover how closely tied Joe Kennedy Sr. was to the Mob, epeically Sam Giacana, whom he went to, to make sure JFK won Chicago---his liaison? Frank Sinatra.
It's all very twisted, and an amazing look at at our country's only 'royal family'. Enjoying it immensely, I hope I'm not the only one, though!