- 4 Seasons
Everwood was a heart-warming family drama that originally aired starting in 2002. World-famous brain surgeon Andy Brown (Treat Williams) has always toyed with the idea of giving it up and moving to a small town to open a general practice. After the death of his wife, he takes the plunge, moving to Everwood, Colorado with his two children, teenager Ephram and his younger sister, Delia. Upon arriving in town, Dr. Brown opens a small clinic in town, an act that is not appreciated by Dr. Harold Abbott, previously the town's sole physician for many decades. To add even more tension to their relationship, Dr. Brown offers his services free of charge - giving Doc Abbott's patients a real incentive to change doctors. Meanwhile, Ephram is a true New Yorker and a gifted pianist. From the beginning, his primary interest is leaving Everwood (and his father) as soon as possible to return to New York. As the only outsider in a tiny high school, Ephrem's "fish out of water" status as is solidified when he immediately clashes with the popular Bright Abbott, while developing a crush on Bright's sister, Amy. To make matters even more complicated, Amy is in a relationship with a Bright's friend, Collin - who happens to be in a coma due to an accident. Amy is torn between her feelings for Ephram and her loyalty to her childhood friend and first love. Over the years, the viewer sees these relationships mature, deepen, and solidify. The doctors slowly transition from open disdain to wariness to a begrudging respect to, finally, a real friendship. Ephram struggles to find his place in this small town while struggling with his desire to return to New York and the fact that he blames his father for his mother's death. The viewer also gets to watch eight year-old Delia grow up without a mother. Watching these characters grow and change over the course of four years, through all of the trials and tribulations that come with being a teenager (or raising one), is a real pleasure for the viewer.