tek's rating: ½

State of Grace, on FOX Family Channel (s1) / ABC Family (s2)
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This was kinda Wonder Years-ish. Well, it's narrated by an adult Hannah Rayburn (Frances McDormand), whose Jewish family moved from Chicago to Ashmore, N.C. to open a furniture factory in 1965, when Hannah was 12 (Alia Shawkat). She attends a Catholic school called the Pines, where she meets Grace McKee (Mae Whitman). They become best friends. And um... Let's see, what to say? Grace's mother Tattie (Faye Grant) has been married several times. With her first husband, she had a son named Walker, who wants to be a jazz musician. Hannah has a bit of a crush on him. Anyway, Tattie is divorced from Walker's father. I think her second husband, who died, was Grace's father. And I guess Tattie's been divorced several times since then, I dunno. Maybe just once. Whatever, she's been dating a guy named Tommy (Tom Verica) lately. Um... anyway... Tattie's fairly wealthy and well-travelled and glamorous and stuff, and Grace is much the same, for a 12-year-old, I guess. And... um, Hannah's got a fairly interesting family, I guess. Her uncle Heschie is just kinda nutty in a way. Her mom's played by Dinah Manoff. I dunno what else to say. It's really just a pretty cute and fun little show. Very nice.

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