“It looks more like a museum exhibit than a drama.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.


“[It] is so in love with its period detail…that it looks more like a museum exhibit than a drama. No one seems to be having any fun with the piece.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

“Unmistakeably a work of controlled quality at every level. Whether that means you’ll actually find it watchable is another question, because [Todd] Haynes has a passion for domestic minutae which is not a universal taste.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

“I hesitate to use the word plodding, because it is compelling, in a dark but human kind of way…Oh all right then, it does plod a bit.  It may be beautiful and sumptuous, but there’s not enough going on, or even enough hints of what will go on.”
Sam Wolllaston, The Guardian 


“The critical consensus on The Kennedys is that a dynastic story of Shakespearean complexity has been turned into a strip cartoon. And the consensus isn’t entirely wrong.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent