In the 1st season, in early episodes they would show a fridge full of healthy food, bowl of apples on the kitchen table. Then the Ps/writers decided to take this turn to the whole unhealthy eating schtick. I realize the Palladinos didn't know at the beginning if the show would last and were still finding the voice of the show, but the changes between Season 1 and later seasons are stark.
Kelly Bishop really knocked the character of Emily out of the park.
For the most part, so much good writing and acting, but still some glaring continuity errors.