This isn't a bad hour, and I agree with other reviewers that it does have the feel of a film, but it's not really my kind of story.
It's certainly high time John-boy saw some action. So far, all we've had is that brief kiss in the first episode. The love scenes are well acted, both by Richard and by guest actress, Sian Allen, but some of the dialogue is a little silly and I didn't enjoy the singing (although Richard does have a decent voice).
Jenny Pendleton is a great character and I love the way she flits around the house trying to be mum. I don't think Olivia knew what had hit her. The best scene is the one on the mountain where John-boy is telling Jenny all the places he wants to go in the world and all she can talk about is having his babies. Made me chuckle.
I don't see why Jenny's father had to be killed off partway through. That's two orphaned girls in two weeks now. Visit Walton's Mountain at your peril!
And snow on the ground in the Hollywood Hills! Ah, the days before global warming.