In June 1968, Robert F Kennedy was running for President and it looked like he was going to be the second Kennedy in the White House. A bullet cut that dream short. His wife, holds a vigil of his brain dead body refusing to pull the plug. Edward Kennedy (Matthew Perry) does everything in his power to try to get her do it, but he to cannot do it. Finally, Jackie Kennedy (Katie Holmes) is asked to do it and she does. I did not know that part of the story, so I Googled it to find out that is really what happened. The first many new things I learned about The Kennedys from this two part miniseries.
Now, that Bobby is dead. The only way for Camelot to continue is if Teddy takes his place and runs for President. He is not ready and his family is not ready for him to do it. Therefore, he decides not the run.
Meanwhile, Jackie is dating Aristotle Onassis and things are getting serious between them. He wants to marry her and he asks The Kennedys for their permission. While he asked her family, he didn’t ask his own and they don’t like her. They think she is just after his money. The married couple now spend time going back and forth between the US and Greece.
Back, in The States Ted Kennedy is married, but not faithfully. One night he meets Mary Jo Kopechne in Chappaquiddick and gives her ride back to the hotel even though he is drunk. His drives the car off of a bridge into the water and channel. She does not. He goes back to the hotel leaving her in the car. Everything he does next will destroy his Presidential dreams and haunt him the rest of his life.
The first part of the miniseries ends tonight with Teddy getting his wife to make a call to Mary Jo Kopechne’s parents trying to stop the autopsy and preserve his future. Next week, After Camelot concludes with how his whole life was ruined because of that night. While Jackie realizes the true love of her life was always her son.
What makes The Kennedys – After Camelot so intriguing, is this is not the story that is normally told about the Kennedys, usually it is only about the rise and falls to a bullet of John F Kennedy and his brother Bobby. The miniseries shows us how hard surviving the ’60s was for the Kennedys. It was even harder than losing two of them to assassinations. Because of that you want to see how Camelot really ended due to cancers and a plane crash.
Reelz announced today that the 4-hour 2-part sequel to their huge hit The Kennedys will air on April 2nd and April 9th and I can’t wait to see it.
We have seen the love story of Jackie and John F Kennedy told many different ways, but this is the story of her life and her in-laws’ lives after JFK was shot and killed on that fateful day. As we know, Jackie married again to a billionaire and it wasn’t a happy one. Her son finally found love after his mother died and shortly afterwards he joined her up in heaven. Then there are The Kennedys, Robert F Kennedy was assassinated while running for President in 1968 and that is where this story begins. His younger brother Ted never got to hold that office after he was involved in a scandal that he never recovered from.
When John F Kennedy was assassinated on November 23, 1963, the family’s legacy went down with him. This is that story and it needs to be told. I can’t think of anyone better to tell it than Katie Holmes reprising her role of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Matthew Perry joining the sequel as her brother-in-law Ted Kennedy.
Tonight at 9p on Reelz, a new series gives us a new theory of who might’ve killed Marilyn Monroe. The season premiere of National Enquirer Investigates will focus on the life and death of America’s favorite sex symbol.
The episode documents her rise to fame, her sucess and the men in her life which ultimately might’ve lead to her death. She was beautiful on the outside, but her past created an ugly life for her. A life full of booze, drugs and men that were bad for her. They were some of the biggest athletes, writers, actors and politicians of the time. But which one of them might’ve wanted to end her life or did she end it on her own?
It is a mystery that remains unsolved to this day, but now there are more questions that need to be answered thanks to tonight’s show. Just when I think I know everything about Marilyn Monroe an intriguing special like this one gives you new insight.
In the coming weeks, we will get more insight into the lives of Hollywood’s most notorious names like Charlie Sheen, O.J. Simpson, Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown, Natalie Wood and Elvis Presley on the Reelz docuseries.
Being a star can be glamorous, and for a few it can be deadly. Tonight at 8p on Reelz Channel, they look at the latter on Fame Kills.
Debbie Flores-Narvaez was a beautiful woman, who worked in a law firm in Maryland, when she decides she wants more out of life. She leaves everything behind and moves to Vegas to become a Showgirl with the hopes of becoming a star. On the night of her big break, she vanishes without a clue. No one knows what happens to her. Her sister begs the cops to look in to her disappearance, but they dismiss it as something that happens in Vegas all the time. Someone goes missing for a few days and returns from a trip with someone they just met. Then when they get a phone call with a lead about what might’ve happened to her, they take the case seriously. What they discovered happened to her, will not only shock all that are involved but you too.
Unlike other murder investigation shows like this one, Fame Kills is fast paced and doesn’t put you to sleep before the case is solved.
Then at 9p, Behind the Screams will scare you more than any horror movie because it is what horror movies are based on.
I was naive to think that horror movies came out of the sick minds of the person who wrote them, and I was wrong about some of them. Did you know that Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Silence of the Lambs are all based on Ed Gein? He was a man who lived in Wisconsin and no one suspected of him until he slipped up. Then when cops discovered what was in his house, they were scarred for the rest of their lives. Before we get to that, you will see how Plainfield, Wi was rocked by strange disappearances and a grave robber and the two were connected the whole time but no one knew it. The man behind it all was right there in plain sight, and yet they didn’t see it. Why? You just have to tune in to find out.
I will warn you that this horror movie fanatic, will be sleeping with the lights on tonight after watching this hour of captivating television. They say the truth is stranger than fiction, and this series proves that they weren’t kidding.
Both Fame Kills and Behind the Screams are docuseries for the younger generation. If the shows on A&E, Travel Channel and Discovery put to you sleep, then these two will keep your interest from the beginning of the episode until the end. The narrators voices aren’t as flat and calming as the other ones and I know you know what I mean. So make sure to tune in for two shows that will intrigue you week after week.
Several years ago Reelz Channel saved The Kennedys miniseries, and now they are saving Miss USA. As we know Univision and NBC dumped the beauty pageant because of Donald Trump’s egregious comments about Mexicans; but Reelz saw past that and will air it on July 12th.
Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ, explained his decision in this statement:
The decision on the part of REELZ to acquire the rights to the MISS USA Pageant was based on our belief that this special event, and the women who compete in it, are an integral part of American tradition. As one of only a few independent networks, we decided to exercise our own voice and committed ourselves to bringing this pageant to American viewers everywhere. For us, this decision is about the dreams of the contestants who come from all walks of life across the United States, the city of Baton Rouge that has proudly come together to host this pageant and the viewers who will be watching and celebrating its 54th year on television. The MISS USA Pageant is a perfect fit on REELZ where movies, entertainment and celebrity come together every day of the year.
I understand what he is saying, it is about more than Donald Trump. These worked really hard to compete for Miss USA, so let them have their day in the sun in their swimwear.
Now, since the hosts, the performers and some of the judges have dropped out, I say let’s get The Hollywood Hillbillies Mema to judge and have her grandson Michael perform. Could you imagine her critiquing the contestants, it would be the best pageant moment in a really long time.
Do you think Reelz made the right choise?