Sweet without being saccharine, beautiful without turning pretentious, and charming without leaning cutesy, this gorgeous found-family series is a treat. Everything's Gonna Be Okay imagines a world where its characters are far from perfect, but they're accepted and loved anyway, quirks, downsides, and all. With her characteristic bluntness, Matilda is perhaps the most unusual of the sibling trio that forms the centerpiece of this show. When she tells little sis Genevieve she plans to ask out her crush and is informed that she doesn't know said crush well enough to ask him on a date yet, Matilda's bold enough to march right up to Luke at lunchtime where he's sitting with a crowd of cool-kid male friends and unleash a volley of questions about him. On a nastier, more typical show, this would have been the moment Luke's friends would have sniggered and Luke would have mocked Matilda. Instead, Luke recognizes Matilda's weirdness but appreciates it, summing her up: "You're awesome." And Matilda's so happy, she dances away.
Later, a grieving Nicholas hopes for a hug. But Matilda never really liked hugs, she says -- she just did it to make her dad happy, and now he's gone, so she was hoping to give them up. "Okay," Nicholas responds evenly. "But how can I get the feeling that I would have gotten when we hugged?" "Maybe we can dance together?" Matilda offers. Cue the dance music, with visuals of Matilda, Nicholas, and soon, a reluctant-at-first Genevieve ripping up handfuls of their dad's funeral flowers and throwing them up like confetti as they dance beneath. A world where limitations are recognized and faced honestly and where characters work together to figure out and then get what they need? Sign us up, we're all in.