Snowball's escape continued to go to plan...until she met up with Ritchie - Will Karen get hurt? A grieving Sylvia returned home but revealed that she may lose her home due to Bobby's debts. 'Costa Cons' Phyl and Bev arrived at Larkhall, complete with the
I loved this show so much, hated it when I missed an episode. Before we had a VCR! Heh!
Entertaining and unusual character portrayals. The acting was stellar. It's a reverse generational tale to the expected. Normally the parents are the conservative ones, with the teenage offspring liberal rebels and rabble rousers. However, the Keaton parents are the left wing family members, former political activists back in their college heyday. Son Alex, on the other hand, is a die-hard and very vocal card carrying Republican who eventually finds his niche on Wall Street. The sparring between Alex and his parents (as well as with Mallory) makes for some wonderful comedy in this warm hearted family sitcom. A great mixture of great characters with witty dialogue. Every cast member had their moments, but the series was not all fun and games. It consistently had "special" episodes where life crept into the family's crazed television world. There was always a moral lesson, too. I think all '80s sitcoms had those, but Family Ties pulled it off without being too cheesy about it.
I've been rewatching episodes of this show. Some episodes are really good and worth rewatching. However, I hadn't realized how many clip shows there were. I am not a fan of clip shows though having one towards the end of a series is sometimes nice. Having 2 or 3 per season is pretty annoying.
Something to watch out for is that several episodes are out of order not just on here but on how they are on Amazon. So you will see episodes where the youngest is a baby even though he was in kindergarten the entire season until then. And the older kids relationships are out of order.