I liked it. It's obviously very heavy handed, but I love that the moms are already being shown to be affectionate, and competent, and we even get a butch character who's not being used to demonstrate the usual "poor thing, she's too butch to be loved" trope.
I hate the ex-husband, though.
I was glad they didn't immediately go to blaming Callie for the missing pills, or having her be chasing a thug boyfriend, or some other cliche.
And I think all parents should have trackers on their kids' phones!
It's hard to understand how Mariana could be as much of a dumbass as she is, but I suppose we'll get to know her story more. I liked the portrayal of her twin as ADD because it rang very true, based on actual ADD people I know. That kid is probably the best of the kid actors on the show.
KYLE XY was on ABCFamily and the acting was very good, not at all stilted. And they got serious, competent, name actors for the mom roles, so hopefully they intend to have the acting be decent here, too. I am hopeful the rest of the kids will improve.
Except for the lead girl who beat up Callie, and the loser birthmom, I thought they did a pretty good job of not being too stereotypical, and I really need that, so I hope the show gets enough ratings to stay on air and enough time for them to relax into their roles and for the writing to become a little bit less crammed with messages. I can take more message than most in my tv, but it can't be this much every week, even for me.