Jack & Bobby (2004–2005)

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Faux documentary series from 2049 about Bobby McCallister, the US president elected eight years earlier, and his older brother Jack. Talking head interviews with Bobby's staff are combined ... See full summary »

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 Grace McCallister (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Jack McCallister (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Bobby McCallister (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Peter Benedict (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Courtney Benedict (21 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Marcus Ride (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Missy Belknap (18 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Tom Wexler Graham (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Warren Feide (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
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Faux documentary series from 2049 about Bobby McCallister, the US president elected eight years earlier, and his older brother Jack. Talking head interviews with Bobby's staff are combined with reenactment footage of the McCallisters' teenage years, dealing with a pot smoking mother and typical high school drama. Also explored is Jack's tentative romance with Courtney Benedict. Written by rmlohner

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This fall, meet two brothers, one whose path will shape the future of us all See more »

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The music played during the opening credits is score music from The Patriot (2000), which featured ?Logan Lerman?. See more »

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During the first half of the season, Bobby is referred to as being 13 years old, but beginning in episode 1x11 they began referring to him as being 12 years old, which he remains for the rest of the season. See more »

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Grace McCallister: Oh my god Jack, I can't believe that you didn't brief me on Bobby's need to be educated in the developmental arena!
Jack McCallister: He's 13. How much more information do you need?
Grace McCallister: People mature at their own rate. How was I suppose to know?
Jack McCallister: I don't know maybe the fact that his voice is always cracking.
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Future Legacy
10 September 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I viewed the WB's "Jack & Bobby" on a preview DVD of the first episode which is airing this Sunday. Got it from an insert in "Entertainment Weekly". I had seen the TV trailer on the WB, and thought the series conceit was a modern retelling of Jack and Bobby Kennedy. "One brother will become President of the United States." On the surface it is, and this series has the possibility of being breakthrough television. "Jack & Bobby" centers around the conversation of the origins of greatness in all people.

The first episode is expertly crafted, effective in it's retrospective narrative, i.e. from the future looking back. I don't know who wrote the episode, but he or she is visionary, having a noble cause.

The cast is powerful. Christine Lahti plays Grace McCallister, free-spirited college professor and single mom to her sons, Jack and Bobby. Matt Long plays Jack, the older brother. Jack is a high school sophomore, track star, smart cool loner, and popular with the girls. Logan Lerman plays Bobby. Bobby is the sensitive geeky asthmatic brother, who really doesn't much care about what other people think. He also has a strength of character that even he is yet unaware.

The first episode is a battle of wills between Grace and Jack over Bobby's future, and the possibility of the man he will become. Long and Lerman have a special chemistry which is the power of "Jack & Bobby". Jack and Bobby have an unconditional and unspoken love for each other, and see the other as great. In the narrative the future First Lady recalls that Jack and Bobby are like "two sides of the same coin". Rather each fills in the other's "missing". Jack inspires the strength and character in Bobby, that he himself has not yet distinguished. Bobby brings out the heart and compassion in Jack which he often chooses to dismiss or disguise. Ultimately, "Jack & Bobby" is a story about greatness, and those who inspire greatness. It is not a coincidence that "Jack & Bobby" focuses on the relationship between three strong, smart, and special people. "Jack & Bobby" has the possibility of greatness.


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