If there is one TV trope I will watch again and again and again and never fail to be delighted by, it’s a bunch of messed-up, crazy people coming together against all odds and forming a rag-tag sort of family. I fell for it on The Office. I love it on Leverage. There much isn’t a show I love that doesn’t have this to some extent. (30 Rock? Pushing Daisies? How I Met Your Mother?)
So when I read the summary of Sons of Tucson my response was, “Oh, hell yeah.” Adorable kids! Hilarious shenanigans! What could possibly go wrong?
Honestly, a lot. Kids are tricky on screen. Get them right, and you get them really right, get them wrong, and nothing ruins a show faster. And I am happy to report, after watching the screener of Sons of Tucson, this show has gotten it really, really right.