I've watched that it but can't remember it well. Sounds like Joe must have been an incredible character.
Oh, he was and so cute, really. All the other characters were very sweet too. Very funny at times! Loved the chemistry between the main two friends.
Produced by Stephen Spielberg so you know it has its elements in there. Am also a big fan of J.J. Abrams, the Director. Has done quite a few TV series I think.