Lily McAllister has lived a charmed life as part of the most powerful family in the upscale Southern California enclave of Pasadena. All that changes, however, when a murder and coverup in her own mansion thrusts Lily into a search to unlock her family's long-buried secrets.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dana Delany ...  Catherine McAllister 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Martin Donovan ...  Will McAllister 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Balthazar Getty ...  Nate Greeley 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Alison Lohman ...  Lily McAllister 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Chris Marquette ...  Mason McAllister 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Nicole Paggi ...  Jennie Bradbury 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Alan Simpson ...  Henry Bellow 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Mark Valley ...  Robert Greeley 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Natasha Gregson Wagner ...  Beth Greeley 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Derek Cecil ...  Tom Bellow 11 episodes, 2001-2002
Barbara Babcock ...  Lillian Greeley 8 episodes, 2001-2002
Philip Baker Hall ...  George Reese Greeley 7 episodes, 2001-2002
Bill Dow ...  Mr. Parkman 6 episodes, 2001-2002
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Lily McAllister has lived a charmed life as part of the most powerful family in the upscale Southern California enclave of Pasadena. All that changes, however, when a murder and coverup in her own mansion thrusts Lily into a search to unlock her family's long-buried secrets.

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Country:

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English

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28 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Das Geheimnis von Pasadena See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Henry Bellows: Your family's like the WASP Corleones.
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Referenced in Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) See more »

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Definitely not what you would expect...
29 September 2001 | by Clay-PigeonSee all my reviews

This drama actually became quite intriguing minute after minute. I basically only tuned in to catch a few cast members that I enjoy thinking I was only going to be interested in the scenes that they were in but I ended up watching the whole episode and enjoying it. A teenage girl finds out that her family, one of the wealthiest in the world, has many skeletons in their closets after she finds a disturbed man committing suicide in the dining room of her home. Her family shrugs it off as a mere inconvenience but she knows better and discovers more than she could imagine with the help of the new boy in school, who's got some secrets of his own. With the teenager's narration and the "perfect" family that isn't so perfect the series plays out like "My So-Called Life" meets "American Beauty". Much more interesting than any of the dramas of the fall 2001 season this show is slick, smart and very well done. No surprise considering that Mike White, who wrote and starred in the film "Chuck and Buck", created this disturbing piece of drama. Diane Keaton did an excellent job directing the first episode. If the rest of the series can remain as provoking and addicting as the first episode than I think there's definite possibilities and promise in store.


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