Has anyone been watching it? What did you think of it?
I like it quite a bit. I am just surprised that they chose to make it as an 8-episode miniseries, when they could have easily spun it out into something like three series like what happened with The Tudors, which would have also allowed for a depth of writing and in-depth analysis of the political issues that characterised JFK's time as President.
The final episode is being aired here next weekend, and I've just seen the 'assassination' episode (7). They didn't really show anything graphic, just Lee Harvey Oswald shooting from the book depository and then cuting to a hospital scene showing Jackie Kennedy's bloodstained skirt and handgloves. I feel a little bit disappointed as I thought they might have portrayed it much more dramatically, such as how they did in the JFK movie starring Kevin Costner, with a slow-motion replay of the Zapruder film for instance.
But all in all I think it was a nicely done miniseries, just disappointed at how short it was. The storylines of the political issues could have been expanded more. Excellent acting by Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes in the roles of JFK and Jackie Kennedy. I've followed Holmes since she was a young actress in Dawson's Creek and was actually amazed at how far she has matured as an actress and how well she fitted the role. At times I felt that it was Jackie herself I was looking at, I guess that is the measure of great acting. Any award she receives for this role will be well-deserved I feel.