Before I dive into Season 2, here's an overview of Season 1:
It's okay to ditch your wife at her mother's funeral reception as long as you apologize with a wedding ceremony at the end of the day.
It's okay to threaten to force a girl into your car as long as you tell yourself it's for her own protection.
If you are bitchy to your father's girlfriend, your daughter will be hit by a car.
If someone is harrassing you, you will not get in trouble for assaulting them.
Marijuana will ruin your life.
The best way to help your sister quit drinking is to lock her in your bedroom until she agrees to rehab.
If you steal a $2 glass, you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, unless the entire school confesses to a similar crime, in which case there will be no punishment for anyone.
Lucy: 1 (but it's Jimmy Moon)
Annie's mother died in their house.
Aunt Julie assaulted Simon.
Matt and Annie were robbed at gun point.
Matt crashed into a cop car.
Matt was arrested for stealing.
Matt was harrassed by Annie's best friend.
Mary was sexually harrassed.
Mary was hit by a car.
Happy was hit by a car.
Lucy and Jimmy broke up. (Though their dating was probably more traumatic for the audience.)
Annie's father brought his girlfriend to visit.
The grandparent's nearly lost their adopted son.
A neighborhood church was burned in a hate crime.
Maybe the subsequent insanity of later seasons can be explained by post-traumatic stress.