Jack & Bobby 1 Season 2005

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Season 1
(12) IMDb 7.8/10

19. Child of God TV-NR

Missy (recurring guest star KERI LYNN PRATT) reveals a secret to Jack that could change their lives forever.

Starring:
Christine Lahti, Matt Long
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
April 20, 2005

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Ellen S. Pressman
Starring Christine Lahti, Matt Long
Supporting actors Logan Lerman, Jessica Paré, John Slattery, Amanda Barfield, Ed Begley Jr., Shonda Farr, James Huang, Alison Martin, Mary Kay Place, Adina Porter, Keri Lynn Pratt, Laura Richardson, Pamela Roylance
Season year 2005
Network Warner Bros.
Producers Mickey Liddell, Scott Swanson
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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The cast is fantastic!
D. Mcfadden
I consider this show to be one of the best I have ever seen, and that goes back to the 1960's.
L. Wilson
Both young actors do a wonderful job in their roles.
L. Garber

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By L. Garber on May 21, 2012
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I don't think many people watched this series (obviously not since it only lasted one season). But it quickly became one of my favorite shows. Top-notch writing and wonderful, nuanced acting by a great cast. This was my introduction to Logan Lerman, who was all of 11 or 12 when the show aired. Phenomenal actor, especially for one so young! I've been following him ever since. The series centers around the McAllister family: single mother Grace (Christine Lahti), older brother Jack (Matt Long), and younger brother Bobby (Lerman). Grace is an overbearing, weed-smoking, super-liberal, hot mess. But she has a good heart and you end up rooting for her. Bobby will grow up to be President, although in their younger years it's Jack who seems more destined for greatness. You have to pay attention to Bobby and get past his awkwardness and by-the-book rigidity to appreciate the quiet strength and compassion inside. Both young actors do a wonderful job in their roles.

An interesting feature of the show is that it's actually set in the future, when Bobby is President, and his childhood - which is the bulk of the show - is essentially a series of flashbacks. This show was funny, poignant, and realistic in its portrayal of flawed people and the love that holds them together as a family. I loved these characters. I've been looking for it to come out on DVD since the very minute I found out the show was canceled. Finally, 7 years later, I can download it! Happy birthday to me!!

By the way, I think the writers knew the end was coming and did an amazing job of bringing closure in the final episode. So while I would've loved for the show to continue, it's a nicely contained show with just one season. If you haven't seen the series before, don't worry about there being some unresolved cliffhanger at the end. Please give it a try!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Rega on August 28, 2013
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Several years have passed since "Jack & Bobby" first premiered in 2004 on the now defunct WB network. However, I find "Jack & Bobby" to be one of the few shows that never gets old to me. It starred Christine Lahti ("Chicago Fire"), Logan Lerman ("Perks of Being a Wallflower"), and Matt Long ("Mad Men"). Long and Lerman played "Jack" and "Bobby" respectively, two brothers growing up with their single mom (Lahti) in Hart, Missouri. The interesting twist about "Jack and Booby" is that one of the two boys will grow to be president of the United States of America. The show skillfully mixes a traditional high school family drama with flash forwards to the future all while showing how events shown on the show will help shape one of the boy's presidency.

The show is also sustained by supporting cast members such as a pre "Mad Men" John Slattery and Jessica Paré, Edwin Hodge, Keri Lynn Pratt and a pre "Silver Lining Playbook" Bradley Cooper.

It's hard to explain just how much I love this show. The storylines feel real and I love how interconnected the writers made the past and the present storylines. If you're worried about starting a show that was cancelled after one season, please don't be. "Jack & Bobby" has a great, satisfying ending that won't leave you hanging. Please consider this amazing, cancelled-to-soon TV show. I'm so happy that I can download the whole season!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Wilson on June 30, 2013
I watched this show when it first aired and quickly got hooked. I loved how the writers told the story as if narrated from the future and talking about our present. Great acting. Likeable characters. Intelligent stories (I think that is what killed the show, U.S. television audiences tend to not like shows that require much thinking, thus, the run of all the reality shows). I consider this show to be one of the best I have ever seen, and that goes back to the 1960's.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Spyderdrvr on September 29, 2012
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This was a wonderful series that used an interesting platform to talk to democratic family values with a sense of maturity and equality. Why it never made it to dvd is a mystery. I'm thankful for the download.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lou on May 5, 2014
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This show was amazing and while the writers and producers did an amazing job at wrapping things up all in the finale, you can tell that a few things were rushed. There was plenty of material for a second season...

The show had great actors whose names you'll easily recognize: Christine Lahti, Logan Lerman (his debut!), Bradley Cooper, Matt Long, Jessica Pare, John Slattery. It's just strange it got cancelled, but it was the times of the WB head honcho who thought cancelling Everwood to bring back 7th Heaven AFTER their Series finale was a good idea...

Anyway, IMPORTANT question:
Apparently there was a scene with Tom (Bradley Cooper) that ended up on the cutting floor, does anyone know where it is?
Finally, is there a DVD and does the DVD contain unaired scenes?
Thanks!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carl Jenkins on March 16, 2014
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I know it came out when pushing the wrong buttons could get you flamed quickly. Now, everyone flames everyone so much we should be realising what we are presenting internationally. Returning or recasting might just work...
I liked this series because it wove together some hard issues and looked at them from pretty realistic points of view, exploring ideas that many found taboo, and many still pretend aren't issues at all. The casting was excellent in my opinion. The characters were developed diversely enough to allow most sides of an issue to be represented, and no one seemed to always get to be 'the good guy'.
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