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We have arrived at a glorious point in history, where watching an excellent TV show might finally be intellectually on par with reading a great book.
Indeed, it still feels blasphemous to utter such a statement, but the Mad Mens, True Detectives (Season One, ahem), Transparents and Undergrounds of the world have forever changed things.
Growing Pains Years: 1985-1992 It’s odd to think that there are people living today who are only familiar with “born-again Christian” Kirk Cameron and not “hunky teen dreamboat” Kirk Cameron, but it’s true.
In truth, there’s not much that sets Growing Pains apart from any other family sitcom of its day, but it somehow manages to be one of the most fondly remembered sitcoms of the ’80s regardless, from its homey opening sequence of family photos to the classic theme song, “As Long As We’ve Got Each Other.” It’s perhaps most interesting for the sudden conversion of its star, Cameron, to born-again Christianity, which made working with him a challenge, considering his ladies’ man character could suddenly no longer exhibit most of the behaviors that were expected of him.
We apologize in advance that one (or more) of your favorites did not make the list.
You can rest assured that many of our favorites didn’t either (including some great British sitcoms we’ll save for another list), which means we can all leave angry, but respectful, remarks in the comments section below, together.
The show’s title comes from the peek we’re offered into its leads’ brains, as throughout the show we’re offered running monologues of their thoughts in a way that almost no other sitcom has tried.
Still, at its peak, it was an unmistakably engaging and altogether groovy program that more than earned its place as one of Fox’s flagship shows.—Mark Rozeman 95.
If prime time wasn’t ready for a gay character, it got around that taboo with Ritter’s womanizing Jack Tripper pretending he was gay so that their stuffy landlord would allow him to stay.
At its best, it was a slapstick hit, spinning silly misunderstandings into sitcom gold.—Josh Jackson 99.
And as we celebrate such fare, it’s important to remember that these shows are all the descendants, in some way or another, of the good ol’ sitcom.
Families and relationships (and the dysfunctional and/or loving ties that bind them), workplace drama, compelling historical settings and characters who made even the mundane seem worthy of our attention—these things are at the core of good storytelling.