Chuck Eddy
September 20, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Family

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
seasons
1
run date
03/03/16
performer
Joan Allen, Rupert Graves, Alison Pill, Zach Gilford, Liam James
broadcaster
ABC
genre
Drama, Mystery

We gave it a B-

Produced by Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and championed by Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli, Seattle’s latest hope, Satchel, gain a certain stateliness from their moody keyboard swirls and swooping guitar climaxes. And their lyrics on The Family are easier to make sense of than your usual obscure grunge poetry. Unfortunately, the world-weary tempos and vocals — a cross between Blind Melon and ’80s Bob Seger — make the project drag. B-

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