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LAist Watches: Everwood

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When Everwood hit The WB airwaves a few years ago, the drama was so thick you could cut it with a knife... if you were lucky. Despite dealing with death, comas and more death, Everwood was a hit. This was due in part to superb writing and a formidable ensemble. Propelled by the wholesome audience of 7th Heaven, it found a comfortable, albeit angst-filled niche on the network line-up.

Over the course of two seasons, we've watched Ephram and Andy (Treat Williams) patch their broken family and subsequently survive the icy storms—both literal and metaphorical—in the fictional, small town of Everwood, Colorado. Like Gilmore Girls or even the ill-fated Mountain, all WB dramas suffer/benefit from having an unbelievably attractive and incredibly witty group of townies. Everwood offers a bit more diversity than the other shows on the network, but everyone (except a character named Bright, ironically) seems too smart for their own collective good.

On the season premiere, the headstrong Andy (one of three town doctors) was still pining after Nina, the hot-but-unavailable girl next door. The two have been dancing around their obvious attraction for two years. Both are inconveniently unavailable and have predictably bad timing. Yet, they're always there for one another and seem to embrace just a moment too long when consoling each other. That's part of the soapy charm of the show.