Most stories start at the beginning and continue toward revealing the ending. Jack & Bobby starts at both ends, and works toward revealing the middle. It’s about a boy who will grow up to be president of the United States, and his brother, who will not make it so far. With an unsubtle anti-drug storyline running through the early episodes, and one of the brothers more a flat caricature than anyone that the viewer really interacts with, this series is not as good as it is classy. It is full of good intent and low on actually interesting material. Good cast (and hey, the guest appearance by David Paymer in the first episode sure triggered my quality meter) but after watching two episodes, I don’t feel the need for more.
But if you find American Dreams well worth watching, give Jack & Bobby a try.