"The Kennedys" miniseries which aired Sunday on ReelzChannel has received poor reviews from the press.

The Hollywood Reporter said the series "feels like a paint-by-numbers recitation of history and a not-very-sordid waste of artistic license" and that the Kennedys "look like cartoons."

The $25 million series, starring Tom Wilkinson, Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes, was dropped by the History Channel after someone in the Kennedy family reportedly put pressure on the network. ReelzChannel then picked it up.

According to the critics, they shouldn’t have bothered.