Yesterday on Hulu I thought I’d found the jackpot as a political junkie: A show called Race to the White House by CNN, narrated by Kevin Spacey that in each of 6 episodes went over famous races throughout American History.
Unfortunately, watching the first episode of Nixon vs JFK was pretty boring. I guess I should have known CNN couldn’t make a show as interesting as a Ken Burns documentary, which is sort of what I was expecting, with lots of facts I didn’t know, or lots of talking heads with interesting factoids and analysis and insights. Instead they had 3 talking heads, maybe 4. Two from the Nixon campaign, one from JFK’s, and one reporter.
I don’t think I’ll be watching the other five episodes. It’s a shame. It’s a great idea for a show during a Presidential campaign. But poor execution.