As a world-class neurosurgeon, Dr. Andrew Brown is a hero. As a father, he's a zero. But that is changing. Tragedy makes him a single parent to his two children. And as the first act of his new life, Andy leaves Manhattan ... more »and moves his family to Everwood, the tiny Colorado town where big dreams can grow. The relationship between Andy and his talented but resentful 15-year-old son Ephram forms the heart of these 23 first-season episodes of Everwood, the acclaimed, richly layered series created by Greg Berlanti (Dawson's Creek). Treat Williams plays Andy, learning parenting on the fly as he raises Ephram (Gregory Smith) and 9-year-old Delia (Vivien Cardone). Unafraid to tackle big issues, spiked with sharp humor and filled with engaging characters, Everwood is a place and a series that rewards each visit you make. DVD Features:
Audio Commentary:On four episodes (Pilot, Episode 20, the Unveiling, Home) with the show's creators, cast and crew, including Treat Williams and Gregory Smith.
Deleted Scenes:"Everwood Casualties"
Featurette:"In Search of Everwood" - a behind-the-scenes featurette about the making of the show.
Splendid family show that I never watched when it was originally on tv. Sweet, tragic, life renewing...this show has it all. Well formed characters by extremely talented actors...both seasoned and just starting out in their careers. I won't go into details...just believe me when I say that running across this show and deciding to check it out was a very good decision. Can't wait to get the other seasons so I can find out what happens next!
Jennifer S. from HAGERSTOWN, MD Reviewed on 3/16/2009...
In my book, this is one of the best series in recent television history. Excellent writing, great acting, & tackles important and relevant topics.
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Makes you appreciate the company of good people
JeffGonsalves | Citrus Heights, CA USA | 11/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had never seen an episode of "Everwood" before, but the premise intrigued me. A renowned brain surgeon moving to the middle of nowhere after his wife dies to establish new ties, build a new family, and perhaps forget past failures. Treat Williams is excellent as Dr. Andy Brown, a talented surgeon who treats his patients better than his own children. Andy is neglectful, but not intentionally. His absence from his children's lives is maybe an admission that he has not clue how to relate to them. Watching him bond reluctantly with his hostile son is one of the many pleasures of this delicate, intelligently-written show. Dr. Brown is an affable man, yet flawed, which makes him instantly recognizable. His struggles to properly raise his son and daughter form the core of "Everwood". Williams anchors the show with his vivid, tortured protrayal of a man with internal demons hidden by a calm facade. He's the type of man one would enjoy inviting to a poker game, a basketball tournament, or a beer in the local bar. His son Ephram, played by the amazing Gregory Smith, is a gifted pianist who clashes with his father over issues of desertion and emotional detachment. Watching them spar and yell and eventually come to a greater understanding of each other is an almost religious experience. Ephram challenges his father to see if he really cares. and his testing brings the family close to the verge of an emotional meltdown. He's the type of adolescent who is fiercely loyal to his friends, sees through the transparency of phony peers, and is uncompromising in his demands for basic decency. The daughter, Delia, is a sweet kid who just wants to fit in at school, but has a tough time adjusting to the almost alien climate of Everwood. The subplots are compelling, the supporting cast uniformly superb, and the character interactions credible. The season finale builds suspense so brilliantly it's almost painful to watch. After viewing the final episode, I regretted that I would have to part company with these special people, at least for a short time (which means that either the writers did a stellar job or I need to get out and socialize more!). "Everwood" makes you cherish the people you take for granted in everyday life, whether they're brain surgeons, grocery checkers, or the kid that delivers your morning newspaper."
What a Wonderful Find
P. Bigelow | St. Louis, MO | 03/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I came across this series by accident and rented the first disc not expecting much. I was very, very surprised at the quality of this series. The acting from all the players is excellent. The photography stunning. And the various threads are all interesting and well done. I have now watched all 6 discs of the first season and the quality did not deteriorate over the entire first season.
My only disappointment was that when I went looking for the second season, it wasn't available. Apparently, WB hasn't put out any but the first season. What are they waiting for???"
A cut above the rest - why won't they release season 2?
"As the overall quality of mainstream movies declines, television seems to have become the refuge for some of the very best drama. Everwood is a prime example of this trend. This series has a superior cast served by excellent writing. It does occasionally deal with "the issues" that we have all seen addressed in other family shows many times before. But do not let that fool you. In very subtle ways, this show revolutionizes the genre. For example, focusing on a single father is, after all, something that has not often been done before outside of comedies. Also, for some reason, single dads on TV tend to have daughters exclusively. By contrast, this single dad's relationship with his son is a central theme here. Locating the action in a small Colorado town (most of the locations are actually in Utah I believe) is also a very clever choice. It is refreshing to see TV characters in bleak weather wearing clothes that are not meant to be stylish but warm. And as other reviewers have pointed out, the locations are beautiful and highlighted by the show's unique photography. The storylines are captivating and the depth of characterization is really quite exceptional. As is often the case with dramas, the dialogue is sometimes so deep that you might be tempted to think "No-one talks like that." Maybe. But the feelings behind the words are real and it is impossible not to identify with them. I am not the crying type but I have shed some tears watching Everwood. Because I relate to it and I think most people can. But there is humor in Everwood as well. Very clever humor at that. This series is a gem. Now if they could just release Season 2! What's the hold-up?"
AMAZING SHOW! And it's coming back soon!
Roger | Indiana | 03/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one the greatest shows ever to grace the airwaves, as far as I know. Thus why WOULDN'T one want to buy the DVD? Unfortunately, sales were poor for the first season, so unless they pick up soon, the subsequent seasons will not come out on DVD. So buy Everwood for your friends/family (for birthdays, Christmas, etc.); sales HAVE to go up! This show is totally underrated.
For those of you who don't know, there is a bit of a problem with Everwood's chances of renewal. The WB will no longer exist, by September of 2006; neither will UPN. They are combining in The CW (short for CBS and Warner Bros.)! This means that they will be making some cuts; but Everwood is too good a show to let it be canceled because of a merger-type deal.
Don't JUST review Everwood on Amazon or on TV.com, send your comments directly to the big cheeses themselves.
Dawn Ostroff UPN 11800 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025
This woman will oversee programming on The CW (President); she's currently the President at UPN. Send her your thoughts on Everwood; don't let her dismiss it!
You might also benefit from sending the same letter to her e-mail: Dawn_Ostroff@UPN.com.
Les Moonves President, CBS 7800 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90036
This is the big man at CBS. He will play a major role in the creation of The CW, so send him your thoughts too. He may be more interested in what Everwood will bring him, financially, though, so keep that in mind; but don't bore him: tell him what you think of the show too (the actors, the situations the characters get into/deal with [abortion, death, etc.], the directing, the writing, etc.) Those are all good things to send to both Les AND Dawn.
We may never know why Everwood did not sell well, at first, but we can try to fix that.
Also, Everwood returns with new episodes--through the end of the season!--on March 27! That's right, Everwood is moving back to its original Monday timeslot, right after 7th Heaven. It will return on the 27th with a two-hour events, so don't forget to tune in an hour early; you won't be disappointed. To air all 13 episodes by the end of the season, The WB is going to have to air 2 more two-hour events, not including the initial one. That might mean that we'll get to see two hours of "fresh" Everwood on May 22 and a two-hour finale on May 29!
(Everwood will also air in syndication, this fall, on ABCFamily; let's make sure they have more than 4 seasons to air, shall we?)
Write your letters, and don't stop with just one...or two. KEEP sending them, and don't stop until the upfronts (mid-May)! We can't let this gem of a show disappear after only 4 seasons.
For more, check out talk.thewb.com and choosemeback.mindsay.com."
Lugacor | Madrid, Spain | 05/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just bought this DVD because of the excellent reviews I saw here. Now that I am done with S1 after a couple of weeks of almost nonstop viewing, I just have a feeling of frustration when I read over various forums that it is unlikely that Warner will release the rest of the seasons because of low sales of this one. This is hands down one of the best shows I have seen in the past ten years. Vancamp is terrific, Smith is a total discovery, the dialogues are just brilliant.....It is difficult to beat a package like this. And yet we have to sadly see how the only series that seem to do well in sales are the CSI's and the like. Something is very wrong in today's audiences..........