I'll watch anything with Minnie Driver in it, so hung in there with this, and have to say that despite some cliches and sappy moments it's quite endearing. The "boy" is a very good actor which helps with his unlikely part as the naive yet adult child in the story. If you have On Demand or if they do reruns of it I recommend it for a summer show....and by the standards of today it is quite PG....nothing like 2 Broke Girls or Two and a half men....with the constant gratuitously offensive language, insults and situations. And this despite the fact that the male lead begins the series as a serial womanizer who befriends the little boy who moves in next door (child of Minnie, playing a hippie basically). They don't go the obvious way of having him fall for Minnie--he develops a very nice alternative love interest. Worth a shot--and I don't think those spoilers will spoil much, it's pretty obvious soon. Basically although some of the situations are trite and obvious, the actors are so pleasant you enjoy spending time with them. IMHO of course!