Ahead of its premiere this Wednesday, Red Band Society has been largely described as the lovechild of Glee and Grey’s Anatomy, with The United States of Tara serving as the oddball uncle who comes knocking on holidays. The premise itself is simple: we follow a group of misfit kids and teens with terminal illnesses (like bone cancer and cystic fibrosis) as they live together in a hospital ward. There, they’re managed by hardened, hard-working people who love their jobs a little too much. It’s all very quaint with traces of Steven Spielberg’s signature style (the show hails from his production company, Amblin Entertainment). It’s also unlike anything else debuting this fall season thanks to its warm and fuzzy messages, traced with an underlying ironic tone.