When ABC unveiled its fall lineup during meetings with advertisers last spring, you didn't need superhero eardrums to hear the groans prompted by No Ordinary Family. A family survives a plane crash in the Amazon and returns with super powers? Why not just call it The Bionic Couple? And don't forget the platform shoes and a cutting-edge KC and the Sunshine Band soundtrack.
But somewhere on its march back to 1974, ABC went off track and came up with a good show. No Ordinary Family is no comic-book kiddie show but a perceptive and engaging comedy-drama about domestic dysfunction. Read my full review in Tuesday's Miami Herald.