This weekly television series follows the Camden family as the minister father and stay-at-home mother deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own. The friends, neighbors, and love interests of the various members of the family weigh heavily on the plot of the series, which seeks to address a real-life issue with each episode.

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 Annie Camden (243 episodes, 1996-2007)
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 Lucy Camden (243 episodes, 1996-2007)
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 Happy (243 episodes, 1996-2007)
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 Rev. Eric Camden (243 episodes, 1996-2007)
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 Ruthie Camden (237 episodes, 1996-2007)
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 Simon Camden (197 episodes, 1996-2006)
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 Matt Camden (155 episodes, 1996-2006)
Lorenzo Brino ...
 Sam Camden (139 episodes, 1999-2007)
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 David Camden (138 episodes, 1999-2007)
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 Mary Camden (136 episodes, 1996-2006)
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 Kevin Kinkirk (114 episodes, 2002-2007)
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This weekly television series follows the Camden family as the minister father and stay-at-home mother deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own. The friends, neighbors, and love interests of the various members of the family weigh heavily on the plot of the series, which seeks to address a real-life issue with each episode. Written by quirkesusan@hotmail.com

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When the show was filming Matt Camden's wedding to a rabbi's daughter, a Los Angeles synagogue originally offered a filming location contract but withdrew from the filming because of the show's portrayal of the rabbi as hostile and intolerant towards his new Christian son-in-law. See more »

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Eric: Do you want me to help?
Simon: Do I want you to help me? Of course, I want you to help me. But you can't. I have to be a grown up tonight.
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Heavy-Handed but Entertaining
21 August 2001 | by (Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

If you read through the comments already posted (and there are many), you'll see that most people are very strongly polarized... people either love this show or hate it.

I, for one, am somewhere in the middle of the road about it.

It is heavy-handed. It takes an 'issue of the week', and involves each member of the family in some aspect of that issue... fidelity, drug use, abstinence from sex before marriage... then wraps everything up in a nice neat package before the end of the episode.

The way the issues are dealt with are both shallow and heavy-handed. You never have any doubt in your mind what issue the writers are bringing up this week; you never have any doubt what they thing the "right" thing to do is.

At the same time...

We're looking inside of a family that seems to genuinely care about each other. There's a father who's involved with his children, siblings who look after each other, and a mother who obviously loves her children... and her husband, even after seven children.

Yes, Matt needs a punch in the nose. Mary could stand a valium perscription. Lucy needs a little more maturity. And so on. But...

But I keep watching this show, episode after episode.

And I'm not entirely sure why.


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