This dramatic series revolves around the story of Dr. Andrew Brown, who suffered a bad crisis after his wife died in a car accident. Now Andrew has decided to move with his 15-year-old son, Ephram (Gregory Smith), and his 9-year-old daughter, Delia (Vivian Cardoni) to the suburbs of Everwood. In this beautiful city, Andrew and his sons are trying to adapt and co-exist again and establish a new beginning.
To some parents, these confrontations may sound grudgingly familiar. When Everwood hits these believable notes, it shows promise as a great drama. Unfortunately, it also hits some dissonant sharps and flats.
Everwood is nicely paced down the stretch and viable as a program for the mall crowd as well as their parents. That's in large part due to Williams, who hasn't been a TV regular since Good Advice in 1993 and here is likable and completely sympathetic.
As a vehicle for Treat Williams, it's very effective, giving him many layers to play, from warmth and compassion to arrogance and anger. Yet as a dramatic series, it moves too swiftly through churning waters to be compelling.