There are mixed feelings about the whole "Jackson Family Dynasty" reality show. Is it a family simply cashing in on the death of a brother, or are they opening up to show us something truly compelling?
By watching the promo clips for the show you can't help but wonder if the similiarities between their promotional "teasers" and the This Is It ones are purely coincidental, or are they purposely intended? If they are purposeful, then are they to ride off the wave of popularity of This Is It, and trying to equate "The Jacksons" with "Michael Jackson"? Jermaine has been quoted at the movie premiere as saying "This Is Not It". But does that mean he's trying to portray the remaining brothers as being a viable substitute for Michael? In other words, is he saying that MJ was just part of the "The Jacksons", and don't worry, because "The Jacksons" are still continuing.
You wonder if this is the case, because in the promo for the Jacksons show they indicate that "The Wait Is Over". What wait? Has there been a burning desire of the public to see the other 4 brothers resurrect their careers?
And the dramatic line of "You Think You Know Them"..will their actions surprise us? Are we going to discover brothers we never knew? (again, tying to the This Is It theme).
Also curious is the clothes that Jermaine is wearing in the clips - featuring the names of countries - Bahrain and Ireland..hmm..now who has been associated with visiting those countries in recent years?
Another interesting observation is Marlon wearing an FBI cap:
The "Jack5sons" name alone is curious, being that there are 4 brothers. There has been speculation that Janet will work with the brothers in recording some material, but I have not seen Janet herself validate that.
A news article posted on 12/3 said:
"Producers on Friday said fans would have to watch the six-episode show to find out whether the brothers decide to go ahead in some form, without Michael.
"That is a surprise ending...so you have to stay tuned for that. The guys live all of those answers out on camera," said executive producer Jodi Gomes."
The article can be found here: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=9252931
So again they are being dramatic and making us believe there will be an amazing surprise..is this a clue to something truly spectacular, or will it be that they are just working together to record an album or go on tour (perhaps with Janet?). But that wouldn't be THAT much of a surprise since it's been in the media.
The promotional teaser ends with the line "Family Comes First".
We shall see if it is really family..or money..that comes first in the end.