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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...  Rev. Eric Camden 243 episodes, 1996-2007
...  Annie Camden 243 episodes, 1996-2007
...  Lucy Camden 243 episodes, 1996-2007
...  Happy 243 episodes, 1996-2007
...  Ruthie Camden 237 episodes, 1996-2007
...  Simon Camden 197 episodes, 1996-2006
...  Matt Camden 155 episodes, 1996-2006
Lorenzo Brino ...  Sam Camden / ... 139 episodes, 1999-2007
...  David Camden 138 episodes, 1999-2007
...  Mary Camden 136 episodes, 1996-2006
...  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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Each of the Camden children were named after Saints and/or Biblical Figures. See more »

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Matt: [to Kevin] Consider this your initiation in to the Camden family. It's one thing to give my sister a ring, marry her and father a child. It's another thing, a better thing to join her brother in a good old-fashioned family caper.
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Heavy-Handed but Entertaining
21 August 2001 | by 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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