It's 1963 and the Walton clan (and their 80s perms) are reuniting for Thanksgiving. Richard Thomas stars and there is exposition and Pa Walton is an ass who ill-uses people and exercises abusive control over his family. JFK dies and there is a completely inaccurate description of JFK's links to the civil rights movement. This has a languid alienating pace and this was a true commitment to boredom.
This was done dead seriously. The ages seem off. Shouldn't the clan be much older in 1963? There is family festering resentment which is shrugged off. A stroke ridden actress who can't speak is dragged onscreen. This was dull.
“Seen keeping late hours with a married man!”