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Growing Pains 

The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.

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It's hard enough to raise a kid nowadays but when you have to cope with THESE kids, things tend to get out of hand! Dr Seaver, a psychologist and his wife Maggie Seaver, a journalist, try to do their best raising their family and although their kids, Mike, Ben, Carol and Crissie, cause them endless problems, they manage to keep the family close together. As long as they got each other, nothing else matters... Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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The character Jason Seaver was ranked #37 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue). See more »

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Luke Brower: [sarcasticly] What a tease.
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As Long As We Got Each Other
Written by John Bettis
Performed by B.J. Thomas
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One of the most overrated sitcoms of the 80's
7 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Way back when I was in high school,I used to watch this show which came on Wednesday nights at the 8:00 hour on ABC-TV. By the way,it was very funny show........

Alan Thicke maybe the star,but it was Kirk Cameron that ran the show. It was Cameron's portrayal on girl crazy always in something-teenthrob Mike Seaver,that kept the show going for seven seasons and also kept it in the top ten during its initial run. He and younger brother Ben were always in some kind of mischief along with kid sister Carol and

(played by Tracey Gold,who was the sister of Benson's Missy Gold) their parents who were too overboard in their acting,especially actress Joanna Kerns. Thicke was okay,but he got stale during the last few seasons of the show. However,it was nice to see Mike grow from high school to college and to see the rest of them mature as well. However,when the show went off the air in 1992,it faced competition with its rival Family Matters and Full House. Maybe if Growing Pains opened new ground it may have been more successful instead of overrated it and sugarcoating some of the material. In all,Great Show! Catch the re-runs on the Disney Channel.


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