Huggies at the end, parents who worry themselves to death about their children, kids chomping to leave home but just really can't resist returning to mommie and daddy where everything is easy and paid for.
What a bunch of crap. And in the middle of it, Peter Gallagher, a solid actor who was triumphant in the 1992 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls, co-starring with Nathan Lane. Gallagher is doing the Bronx Irish accent Gary Sinise should be doing on CSI:NY. And God blesses him with patience and empathy, while chaos reigns around him. He can be happy eating dinner in a demolished house while desperate to bring home his runaway son, and keeping to himself an impending, and potentially financially devastating investigation into family business dealings. BUT! He's a lawyer! So he'll figure it out! Because the sun is shining in Orange County, which is largely a low rent outland of Los Angeles. And to top it off, a pregnant girl lies to her boyfriend about her baby dying in utero because she thinks he doesn't love her, and she does this with her MOTHER'S SUPPORT!
You've heard of 3-hankie shows? This one is a 5-toilet paper swipe bonanza.
The commercials were cool, though. But the much-vaunted fashions looked like off-the-rack crap from Marshall's to me. Did you catch the Old Skool Vans? Man, I was wearing those 10 years ago. Wow, trendulicious.
This may be great entertainment for 14 year olds, but if Fox thinks this is Desperate Housewives (more crap I'll be getting into) or CSI or NCIS, give it up.