Eric Camden, a minister, and his wife Annie deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own.

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Series cast summary:
Stephen Collins ...  Rev. Eric Camden 243 episodes, 1996-2007
Catherine Hicks ...  Annie Camden 243 episodes, 1996-2007
Beverley Mitchell ...  Lucy Camden 243 episodes, 1996-2007
Happy ...  Happy 243 episodes, 1996-2007
Mackenzie Rosman ...  Ruthie Camden 237 episodes, 1996-2007
David Gallagher ...  Simon Camden 197 episodes, 1996-2006
Barry Watson ...  Matt Camden 155 episodes, 1996-2006
Lorenzo Brino Lorenzo Brino ...  Sam Camden / ... 139 episodes, 1999-2007
Nikolas Brino ...  David Camden 138 episodes, 1999-2007
Jessica Biel ...  Mary Camden 136 episodes, 1996-2006
George Stults ...  Kevin Kinkirk 114 episodes, 2002-2007
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Eric Camden, a minister, and his wife Annie deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own.

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Official Sites:

The CW Network

Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

26 August 1996 (USA) See more »

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7th Heaven: Beginnings See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Heavy-Handed but Entertaining
21 August 2001 | by blue_jeanSee 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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