Family Ties: Season 7
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Having waited and waited to buy the sixth and seventh seasons of Family Ties, I was finally able to get Season 6 in April and Season 7 in August. Of course, I watched all the episodes of Season 7 in rapid succession, and I enjoyed most of them very much. I think that Gary Goldberg realized in Season 7 what he didn't quite get in Season 6...that the members of this family are all older now and that their concerns can't be the same as they were when the show started years before. Of course, the humor and the irrepressible Alex P. Keaton are essential, but the shows deal with serious themes as well. Steven's heart attack is a three-episode event that doesn't leave much room for humor, and the theme of racism is tackled when Steven's black co-worker and his family move into the Keatons' neighborhood. In the final episodes, Alex is off to his dream job in NYC, and the other Keaton children aren't far behind in leaving the nest (with the exception of Andy), and so Family Ties comes to a very natural and appropriate end when Alex bids his family farewell to leave for the Big Apple. Season 7 is very satisfying and a great improvement over some of the rather silly and inane episodes in Season 6.
The only disappointments I have with this last season is that there weren't any extras included. It would've been nice to hear some thoughts from the cast & crew about that final season and how they came to the decision to end the show at that point. Particularly since creator Gary David Goldberg has passed away and sadly will no longer be able to share any more stories about this show.
Still, though, it's nice to have the complete series on DVD at last. Some notable guest appearances this season include Jane Adams (who later played Mel on Fraiser), Maura Tierny (though I never watched that show, I recongized the name), and Dan Hedaya (played Carla's ex-husband Nick Tortelli on Cheers).
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This was a great TV series with so many great family and other important issues addressed, but with smart/unoffensive humor. Read morePublished 6 days ago by TEP
Classic 80s sitcom. Still funny and relevant after all these years.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Maybe not quite as good as some of the other seasons, but it definitely has its moments. Great show!Published 9 days ago by Kay Ayim
One of the best comedies ever. Well-written and well-acted.Published 11 days ago by Richard A. Lewis
We will ALWAYS love the Keatons. :) (Great memories from my childhood into late teen years. :) )Published 15 days ago by Jamie Michelle