The decision to recreate the beloved Heath Ledger/Julia Stiles movie was a big risk - they did get the same guy that originally played the dad, though, so that's something. The show basically followed the general plot of the movie, but it only lived to see one season, so we'll never really know where the series might have gone.
The fact that ABC Family has a show airing about something that's probably the most traumatic thing that's ever happened to some families is a little dubious. BUT, it is cool that it's one of the first mainstream TV shows to have multiple deaf main characters, and to feature a significant amount of ASL. So, props for that.