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February 5th, 2009

Family Ties… ON YOUR COMPUTING DEVICE

While most of the classic shows that CBS has available online for viewing don’t interest me a whole lot, I’m definitely happy to see that they have over 60 episodes of Family Ties up. I maintain that while shows like Silver Spoon were goofy fun for my generation, Family Ties was a genuinely good show, perhaps one of the best sitcoms of the 1980s. It was smart, didn’t pander, and until Andy came along, was true to its roots.

And, since I know there’s nothing that you want more than to be able to watch TV without leaving the Ping, here’s a favorite episode courtesy of the magic of embedding.

Um… scratch that… so much for your dream.

Go watch this creepy episode instead.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

Matt April 17, 2009, 2:05 pm

There is a reason that it won three Emmy Awards in 1987. I recently finished rewatching the entire series, and there isn’t a bad episode in the bunch. The writing is great; the acting is even better; and it still holds up today.

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