In some sense, “Hidden Palms” marks a radical departure in popular culture’s depiction of only children, who for the better part of the last two decades have been depicted as self-reliant superstars or geniuses (Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rory Gilmore.)
As for the rest of the review... the CW programs this, but cancels "Veronica Mars," not to mention "Gilmore Girls." Yuck.
P.S. I used to think Buffy was an only child too...