Favourite Family/Drama TV Series

These are all 'feel good' tv shows that I have watched or am currently watching. This list will focus more on Drama (Gilmore Girls) to Dramedy (the Wonder Years) - Family type to Coming of Age - something for everyone in this list! I love them all - and have re-watched them MANY times!! Enjoy! -- Sullwyn
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1.
My So-Called Life (1994 TV Series)
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A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school. (60 mins.)
“ I remember watching the Halloween episode on Halloween night when I was 19 - before going to the bar - LOL - I LOVED this show - I thought it was fairly realistic, and the characters were endearing - believable - and best of all - everyday kind of people. Not to mention Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano (WHY did she always refer to him by his first AND last name.. ALWAYS!! :) HA) He was SO incredibly HOT - and I still think so now, and I'm almost 37!!! I'm excited to watch my DVD of it with my daughter... Too bad it got cut so short - really.. TOO BAD!!! ” - Sullwyn
 
2.
Little House on the Prairie (1974 TV Series)
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West. (60 mins.)
“ I LOVED this show - and I still do - I have all the seasons - they make me cry almost every episode - SUCH great stories, and FULL of emotion - lovable characters, and realistic life situations - Watching this series makes me want to have lived back then... Michael Landon is wonderfully handsome - such a great man - Remember when Laura ran away and was on the mountain - and the scene when they run towards each other and the huge emotional embrace - I'm almost tearing up just thinking about it!! HIGHLY recommend - GREAT family show!!! (Although PS: why did they pick that thumbnail for the pic?? LOL) ” - Sullwyn
 
3.
Once and Again (1999 TV Series)
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A divorced father and a soon-to-be divorced mother meet and begin a romantic courtship which is always complicated by their respective children and their own life problems. (60 mins.)
“ I started watching this series when I heard that the producers of My So-Called Life made this one too! And I LOVED it a lot - for many reasons... Again, it's a show about a family - so there's everyday real life problems - divorce, new loves, teenager stuff, lots of emotion - and I really enjoyed the characters.. Billy Campbell is nothing to sneeze at either... not at all... REALLY nice to look at it.. :) Thumbs up!! too bad it only lasted 3 seasons.. :( ” - Sullwyn
 
4.
Gilmore Girls (2000 TV Series)
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A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut. (44 mins.)
“ Two girls - mother and daughter - life and love - boys and men - parents - relationships - a town - friends - all the good qualities of a well rounded show about everything in life! Girls will like the guys in the show - VERY handsome - Jared Padalecki of Supernatural is in this - LIKE that!! Another great feel good series.. :) ” - Sullwyn
 
5.
Being Erica (2009 TV Series)
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"Therapist" Dr. Tom - who is constantly spouting famous and not so famous historical quotes - is Erica Strange's savior and worst enemy... (45 mins.)
“ This show I've only just gotten about half way through the first season - but I really like the premise. A chance to go back and relive the moments in your life where you thought you should've done something different... Magical and emotional.. Love it!! ” - Sullwyn
 
6.
The Wonder Years (1988 TV Series)
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Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting. (22 mins.)
“ Who doesn't like the Wonder Years? This show was GREAT! Everything about it - the emotion - the narration - the family - I cried a lot in this series too - Somehow I think that's something I look for in a show - if it makes me cry - I like it. (that's how I pick out greeting cards too just FYI.. ;) - Another GREAT reason this show is awesome is the MUSIC - which I heard or read somewhere is why they haven't released this season on DVD .. yet..?? Something about the rights and it being too expensive or what have you.. PFT!! I REALLY hope they do - if anyone has any news on this let me know!! I HIGHLY recommend this show - one of the best!! ” - Sullwyn
 
7.
Thirtysomething (1987 TV Series)
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Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst... (60 mins.)
“ Another show produced by the makers of My So-Called Life - and Once and Again (featured in this list) Really into those producers!! This one was on Netflix - and I started to watch it during the summer - and then they took it off Netflix when I just started getting into it.. Now what's up with that noise?? LOL - but seriously - it's TOTALLY 80's - the clothes - the hair - REALLY the clothes - and hair - but again - real life situations and love and emotion - GREAT stuff!! ” - Sullwyn
 
8.
Life Unexpected (2010 TV Series)
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15 year old lux had been in and out of foster homes her whole life, until she decided to get emancipated but when that doesn't work out is when she meets her birth parents. (60 mins.)
“ I've just started watching this show and I really am liking it so far. A girl in the foster care system tries to find her real parents to get emancipated from the foster system - and winds in the care of both her parents instead. Very interesting so far and quite touching - humour and tears - just my style! ” - Sullwyn
 
9.
Life Goes On (1989 TV Series)
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A TV-series about the life of the Thatchers, especially "Corky", that has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school ("mainstreaming)... (60 mins.)
“ This series was all the rage back then - mostly because of Corky (played by Chris Burke - who has Down's Syndrome) It was a good family drama that made you laugh and cry - and dealt with lots of great issues.. ” - Sullwyn
 
10.
Heartland (2007 TV Series)
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A multi-generational saga set in Alberta, Canada and centered on a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times. (45 mins.)