One of the Sisters in my community says that Everwood is a WB show created for adolescents but that the audience is parents and middle-aged people like me. That may be, but I love the pace, the story, the sullen kid who plays the piano like a master (I think he really does). There’s not even too much whining (Dawson’s Creek…) The issues seem real and the dialogue is not so starched and hip as the Creek was. Maybe this is a show parents can invite their young teens to watch with them? Some issues, like abortion and homosexuality, teen death, are heavy duty, but there’s a Northern Exposure sense to this program… wisdom. And I like that.

'Black Mass' 'Everest' and 33 Films at the Venice Film Festival
'The Assassin' is a stunning martial arts with a female hero
'Captive' is a compelling, moving drama
'He Named Me Malala' deserves an Oscar (see Stephen Colbert's interview with Malala, too)