The People you Love the most, but Know the LeastRating: 6 likes, 1 dislikes
Initially what brought me to this series was the cast and creative team. Rachel Griffiths, Sally Field, and Clarista Flockheart have been some of my favorite television actresses for years, and when I heard they where teaming up with Marti Noxon (from “buffy the vampire slayer”) and Greg Berlanti (of “Everwood”), there was no way I couldn’t check out the series. And when I initially watched the pilot as it aired, while I wasn’t amazed by the story, the performances and writing brought me into the series.
After a couple of episodes though, I started to get really involved with the characters and found myself looking forward to this show more and more, until gradually it became one of my two can’t miss shows every week (the other being “Gilmore Girls”). It might be more of the fact that I am the youngest of a large southern California family, and I see parts of siblings and cousins and other relatives in these characters, but every time I watch this years I become enthralled with what is on screen.
But it wasn’t until episode five, that this series sealed its fate with me. You see I’m a college sophomore in northern California, and the episode dealt with the ‘Santa Anna’ winds in Southern California – winds that I have loved my entire life, but no longer experience. With that episode it hit home to me how realistic this series was, and how much I really love it.
You see on the outside the series looks like another ‘Desperate Housewives’ (minus the comedy aspect), but really its not. These are characters that genuinely unconditionally love one-another, yet they can barely stand each other. But it is their blood connection that keeps them together – and keeps them amazed at how things turn out.
Honestly I could see myself watching this series for another 10 years, I loved what is going on so much. And I love how there are preteen and kids characters in the background, so no age group is left out (It will be really funny to see in five years with Rachel Griffith’s character dealing with teenagers, and Flockhearts character dealing with toddlers). You must check this show out, even once… it might not be for all, but it s a very underestimated little gem.
Review posted on Saturday, November 4th 2006 at 1:33 am