If you are/were a teenager, which of these television families would you like to join? Eligible candidates for this list * Pretend the storyline is "real" - you're not an actor with that cast, you're in the world created by that show in that family as a full fledged member of that family (for better or worse!)
* started airing between 1940-1959. (we'll do other polls for other eras), * have at least one parent and one child already. You are another child, assuming the current parent or parent(s) stay and the current kids are your "siblings".
* are live action
* there's no "supernatural/alien/magic" element - that's for another poll!
* the family interactions are "central" to the theme and not incidental. Partially inspired by http://www.tvguide.com/news/greatest-tv-families-1066540.aspx Discuss this list here