Finally, finally, after pulling out all the stops, the Kennedy family will have their comeuppance. The miniseries that was nixed by the History Channel after pressure was put on by angry liberals everywhere, will be shown on TV after all. Granted, the Reelzchannel has far less subscribers than I’m sure tune into the History Channel (though, really, how many specials on Nostradamus is History going to make?), but at least the series will be shown.
It’s a bit late in the game to “undo” the Camelot myth, but the series brushes upon the mafia ties and drug use in the family that pop culture likes to gloss over when showing pictures of Jack Kennedy on a boat. There are many ways to tell the story of JFK, but I think the sappy narrative that led to their sacrosanct status is due for a rewrite.
Update: If you click on the link with a picture of Jack Kennedy on a boat, please do not read the comments section if you have a weak stomach.