‘The Kennedys’ is a new eight-part miniseries that follows the lives of the Kennedy family from the 1930s through to the 1960s. Whilst it makes for a good piece of drama, it is quite an inaccurate piece of history that does not portray the Kennedys in a good light.
For those people who don’t know their history, this television miniseries could be quite enlightening about the basic facts that took place in the events during that time. However, this series is still more focussed on the ins and outs of the Kennedy family than it is on actual historical facts.
The good thing about this is that it does create a very real setting that is believable even if you’re not that clued up on the Kennedy family. If you don’t read too deeply into it you can also gain quite a good understanding of the Kennedy family relations.
The characters have often been called ‘paper dolls’ as there was more emphasis on trying to make the actors look and sound like the Kennedys than making a historically accurate drama. All in all, I’d recommend this to those who are looking for an interesting drama, not a documentary.