I wasn't sure what to expect with this series. I don't watch much 'tv', but I was compelled by the cast. Curiosity, mostly. Wow, was I surprised with how good this is.
Viola Davis can do no wrong. Her skill and talent shine. It must be so hard to portray someone who is so beloved while they're still alive, so I applaud her for such a spot-on effort.
Michelle Pfeiffer blew me away. As Betty Ford, she is astonishing. She's vulnerable, tormented, but brave. So brave. Just a magnificent portrayal. Dakota Fanning makes an awesome appearance as Susan Ford.
Gillian Anderson, of course, is always worth watching. I love the way she has Eleanor Roosevelt's mannerisms and voice down pat. An incredibly interpretation of an iconic woman.
Since the series is called "The First Lady", I won't really comment on the men. This is about the ladies (although I will admit Aaron Eckhart is a favorite of mine and excellent as Gerald Ford).
Looking forward to the entire series - and seeing just how amazing Viola, Michelle, and Gillian can be.
Well done, ladies.