Finally - a season premier on network TV. Been ready for awhile. This
show is in it's third season and took a little while to take off. It
has a very talented cast - with Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson as
the parents of four adults and we follow all of their lives. It is ambitous
with so many characters and it is a bit cloying at times - perfect faces,
perfect houses, lots and lots of sensitive dialogue and a lot of music
when things get dull. I still like it and this season we are dealing with
a baby, empty-nest, new career and that's just the first show!!!
The best acted part of this show was where Haddie goes to a party,
gets drunk and her boyfriend who is a recovering alcoholic comes
to her rescue only to assault another boy at the party. He is arrested
and you can see all that he has worked for slipping away. Great
acting and too often real life.
Julie wants to buy a baby, Sarah turns forty (complete with the perfect
party and cake), Adam hope to get a job that he is totally unsuitable
for but is desperate, and Crosby (least likeable of the four kids) is
his usual self-absorbed character.
More to come................