Everwood-A Less Smaltzy 7th Heaven w/ a few dashes of Gilmore Girls for good measure.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Adam Lenhardt, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Executive Producer

    Feb 16, 2001
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    Albany, NY
    Not being a fan of Seventh Heaven nor a regular viewer of Gilmore Girls (which I missed the boat on), I was surprised how much I liked this pilot. They have created interesting and three-dimensional characters in the father and son, whose motivations are completely understandable. The daughter (played by Vivien Cardone, Spoilers:the 'Marcee' delusion inA Beautiful Mind) isn't nearly as fleshed out, but holds potential for the unfolding series to come. Even the boy's love interest has a certain ambiguity that sets the character above the otherwise standard fare she's given.
    Whether this would have been better as a television miniseries is a worthy question, as I don't know how long they can realistically carry on the father/son-angst bit but the show's off to a worthy start.
    In a television season labeled by the critics as almost completely comfort food, this is probably the best made and best executed comfort food you'll find all season.
  2. Ken Chan

    Ken Chan Producer

    Apr 11, 1999
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    In addition to the father/son thing, just how long can the other doctor continue to be a jerk? (I suppose if it's realistic, the answer is: a long time.) And the daughter certainly seemed to be smarter than average, just like Ruthie on 7th Heaven and Rory on Gilmore Girls.


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