When I read the Save Everwood campaign was going to be blocks away from my house, I had to go. And I am so glad I went to show my support to one of my favorite shows that was cancelled way too early. I joined over 30 fans at an elementary school that let them park a Ferris Wheel on it’s property to let The CW, Warner Home Video and ABC Family know that Everwood still has loyal and supportive fans. Over a hundred fans, journalists and former Everwoodians took a ride on the Ferris Wheel today. The numbers might not sound that great to some of you, but considering it was over 100 today in Burbank that is a great turnout!
Why the Ferris Wheel? At the end of the series finale Amy hired someone to drive a Ferris Wheel to where Ephram lived to profess her love for him. The two shared a special moment on a Ferris Wheel, so that is why it was used. Like Amy, we wanted to profess our love Everwood.
Why the campaign? Originally it was to save the show Sadly as time went on and the sets were torn down, Rina Mimoun went to Gilmore Girls and others moved on it became evident the show was over. But we the fans want to own all 4 seasons on DVD, but Warner Home Video said that only season one will be released on DVD. So we are sending the message to them we want the remaining three two. (If you look at the bottom left of the picture you will see a red rooftop between the trees, that is around where Warner HV is located.) At least Everwood will be seen on ABC Family. (If you look at the picture the two buildings in the middle is where ABC Family is staffed. We heard that people in those buildings were able to see the Ferris Wheel!)
Now why do I love Everwood so much? Well the writing was amazing! It was real and just touched your heart. Greg Berlanti and Mickey Liddell did such an awesome job creating this gem with a cast that portrayed their scripts beautifully. During season one (2002) they aired Episode 20. It was the first primetime network show since Maude (1972) that a character on a show went through with an abortion. It showed all sides of the issue, but not in a preachy way and it left you balling. I was fan 19 episodes before that, but a bigger one after Episode 20. So if you get a chance rent the DVD or better yet buy it just to see it. I promise you will not be disappointed with that episode or the show. Oh and another reason I loved the show is that I have had a crush on Treat Williams since Hair!
To find out more about the campaign check out this sites Everwood Music and Save Everwood.