I think this was truly one of the last "family" shows of the 90's. It had something for everyone. And, it's remarkable how well the series did, although season 6 (the last season) was a major disappointment, the others make up for it. It had a great cast, with great chemistry. The plots were sometimes serious, some times funny, and some times both. It all worked. And the way it worked, it was like you couldn't question it, nor should we. Entertainment is that..entertainment. Want real life? Watch the news. This was a great way to spend a Friday ngiht at home if you were stuck at home, and certainly worth taping (which I did) if you weren't going to be home. This had a "heartfelt" charm, some "hilarious, bust-out-laughing moments", but very little "s e x and sleaze". The language was mild, but still realistic. It was something you wouldn't mind watching with your kids. It was a true treasure and gem.