network one hour drama
on from 1995-2000
. The basic story was these five siblings
by a drunk driver
and the oldest
had custody of the rest
and they tried to get through life
together in their fabulous Victorian home
in San Francisco
. Oh yeah, the family
ran a restaurant
and they seemed loaded
so despite these people losing their family
it was really hard to be sympathetic
The Show starred Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert, Jennifer Love Hewitt and countless guest stars and other people who were around for various fractions of seasons. It probably got lots of people good exposure.
The show was in constant danger of cancellation but the intensely loyal fans managed to keep it alive until Neve Campbell decided she wasn't renewing her contract and the creators of the show (Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser) decided to end it.
A real conversation I once had:
Me: They're all fuckups.
Friend: Bailey's not a fuckup!
Me: Ha! Bailey's the biggest fuckup of them all! (realizing this means we both actually had watched the show) And we never had this conversation.
I'm not proud of it, but it was just so darned earnest sometimes, and I really liked the house. And yes, none of them were ugly.