Cultures clashed on NBC’s Welcome to the Family on Thursday (8:30/7:30c). By the end, did you feel like a member of the two clans?
Before you hit the comments with your snappy judgments, a brief refresher: Molly (played by Deception‘s Ella Rae Peck) is sweet but dimwitted — Case in point: She states, “Our society is so patriotic!” but when asked if she means “patriarchal,” replies, “Probably.” — is graduating from high school, much to the delight of her parents, Dan and Caroline (Glee‘s Mike O’Malley and In Plain Sight‘s Mary McCormack).
But there’s a major wrinkle in this happy, finish-line moment: Molly is preggers, and the father is her secret boyfriend, super-achieving Junior (Awkward‘s Joseph Haro). The Stanford-bound student is a source of pride for parents Miguel and Lisette (Desperate Housewives‘ Ricardo A. Chavira and Six Feet Under‘s Justina Machado).
With their different cultural backgrounds – and some preconceived judgments due to a hostile moment the dads have at Miguel’s gym – the two families aren’t thrilled to learn that they’re about to be forever united by the birth of their grandchild. But Molly and Junior seem to genuinely love each other and plan to marry, so the ‘rents eventually come around.
And here’s a bonus shocker: Molly’s mom might be pregnant, too!
Now it’s time for you to weigh in on Welcome to the Family. Grade the premiere below and then hit the comments with your thoughts!Follow @VladaGelman