Anybody watching this? We Tivo'd it and saw the 2 hour first program. I'm mixed. I was about 5-10 years old when this was going on. It seems like some good acting but overall a passionless retelling. Maybe we are still too close to the family and their time to be operatic about them. I think Greg Kinnear looks the part but has zero carisma. Katie Holmes is luscious-I think she's doing a great job so far. But to me the titan is Tom Wilkinson as Joe Senior. And the Bobby and Ethel Kenney actors are just the best. The most believeable and sweetest. I adore them!
I don't think this seies could decide if it was a good old fashioned 80's prime time soap opera or a History Channel documentary. It's somewhere in between. Not a total wash-out, but could've been more.