Wednesday, August 12, 2015

TV Show Review- Ties That Bind

"Ties that Bind" revolves around Allison McLean (Kelli Williams), a tough and experienced police detective, mother and wife in suburban Seattle. When she and her police partner (Dion Johnstone) must arrest her brother (Luke Perry) for aggravated assault, her world drastically changes as he's convicted and sent to prison, leaving his two teenagers teetering on the brink of foster care. Ultimately, she takes them into her home, ending up with four teenagers to raise as well as her demanding job solving local crimes. 

It is rare for a family with our very particular values to find a show that all eight of us can all watch. It's even better if the show is entertaining. The absolute icing on the cake with fireworks on top is when the show is exciting and manages to get our heart rates up and hold us at the edge of our seats.

Tonight, we had the distinct pleasure of viewing a new original series from Up , Ties That Bind.

I have to say, I am deeply impressed.

Ties That Bind met all of the qualifications that I have when it comes to an excellent TV series. Clear photography, believable and intriguing characters, a well written plot, definite looming peril, and a story with great potential. And guess what! In case you weren't already excited enough, this show is FAMILY FRIENDLY.

Not ABC Family (oh dear, did my children actually just see that) "family friendly". No, this episode was legit family friendly.

There was no cussing, no inappropriate scenes, and while there was danger and some blood, it was not unnecessarily gory. Honestly, they could turn the danger/gore factor up a few notches and it would still be unoffensive.

Yes indeed ladies and gents, it is possible to make a good TV show without selling your soul and throwing your morals out of a third-story window. I am very pleased with what Ties That Bind had to offer me tonight, and I hope and believe that if the pilot episode was any indication, I have more to look forward to.