29    Nov 20110 comments

TV Families: Power to create, evoke memories

Television programming has always been replete with shows about family.

Whether it was "Leave It To Beaver," "The Cosby Show," "The Brady Bunch" or one of many other sitcoms, past or present, that revolve around family life,  the wonderful thing about those shows is how they represented the society and culture of the time.

When I was growing up, a favourite TV family were the Keatons of Family Ties.

I'm not sure why I liked them more than the others - perhaps they fit in better with my middle class understanding of the world in which I grew up - but watching that show was a weekly pleasure for many years.


I recently found an online documentary about "Family Ties." It brought back many memories - not only of the show - but of the times when I was growing up and the things I went through with my own family.

I've included the first part of the documentary below.

Is there a family-centered TV show with similar memories for you?

If so, we'd love to hear about it in the comments below. Tell us why you enjoyed watching it so much.

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