TV watching has long been a favorite family pastime. Many of our most beloved prime-time, or now streaming, shows feature complex characters with strong family values to which we can easily relate and empathize. From Morticia Addams and Danny Tanner to Lorelai Gilmore and Rebecca Pearson, these parental figures and their fictional families made us laugh, cry and helped us learn valuable life lessons. Here, the nine best TV families (past and present).
The 9 Best TV Families of All Time
5. The Conner Family, ‘roseanne’
The Conner family made us chuckle at their blue-collar humor and nod our heads in solidarity as they navigated the ups and downs of everyday life for nine fantastic seasons. Lucky for us, a Roseanne reboot is in the works and set to premiere in 2018 on ABC.
8. The Walsh Family, ‘beverly Hills, 90210’
Beverly Hills, 90210 brought us the Walsh family—Jim, Cindy, Brandon and Brenda–who relocated from Midwest Minneapolis to posh Beverly Hills. Ten amazing seasons later, we learned valuable lessons on everything from divorce and infidelity to feathered bangs and boleros.