What are the best family drama TV shows?

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    #1Modern Family

    Modern Family

    Modern Family is a TV series that offers an honest, hilarious perspective of family life. Parents Phil and Claire yearn for an open relationship with their three kids. Claire's dad, Jay, and his wife, Gloria, are raising two sons together. 

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    Esteban Osorio
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Freaking hilarious show!!! My second favorite comedy sitcom after The Office. I must say though that it's not filled with obvious jokes to make you laugh, but the subtlety of everyday situations of real life people are wonderfully depicted on it."
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    #2This is Us

    This is Us

    This is Us is an American comedy and drama TV series created by Dan Fogelman that follows the lives of siblings Kate, Kevin, Randall, and their parents. It stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley.

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    Sonia Varela
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Anyone who are missing the shows Parenthood or Brothers and Sisters should definitely watch This Is Us!!!! I love the emotion of the show along with its story line particualry about Jack and his wife who is carruing triplets as well as the characters who aare very much engaging. i"
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    Parenthood is a drama television series that stars Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, and Dax Shepard. It ran for six seasons on NBC from 2010 to 2015. It is based on the 1989 film of the same name, starring Steve Martin.

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    Jesse Lucas
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "I knew this series was based on the film of the same name in the 1980s because i remember my mom rewatching it so i watched it too coz am bored. tbh i didnt expect i would like the show but i like how it got real life stories that made me laugh and made my mom cry too because we watch this religiuously before when i still use to live with her. Until now i try to binge watch this if i have time. "
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    #4The Fosters

    The Fosters

    The Fosters is a family drama TV series which follows teen Callie Jacobs who is placed in a foster home headed by a lesbian couple and their many children. It was created by Bradley Bredeweg and it premiered first on the Freeform in 2013.

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    Ai Lee
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "NGL i watched this show because of Jake t Austin. XD But i would recommend for parents/adults to watch this as this show feels very modern for not shying awaty from controversial issues, the teen characters act like real teens in real life plus you will learn something from each epsiode. Too bad though the series has already ended. "
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    #5Gilmore Girls

    Gilmore Girls

    Gilmore Girls is a comedy-drama television series which follows the lives and the relationships between single mother Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory. It was created by Amy Sherman Palladino and was first shown by The CW in 2000.

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    Margaret West
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "I aint sure if this show was made for adults or teens as the themes bounce back and forth between the two areas. but i like how it shows how Lorali who came from a rich family deals with her parents who she hates. I think people will get a glimpse of how parents should treat their chilren through this show"
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    #6Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey is a British historical drama TV series directed by Brian Percival and produced by Julian Fellowers. It was released September 26, 2010, and ended December 25, 2015. It starred Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, and Jim Carter.

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    Rebecca Harris
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "I have always been a fan of historical movies and series so i didn't have any doubts when i watched this. The story starts with the tragedy of the Titanic in the background and how the death of the heir to Dowton will affect the lives of  Crawley family and their servants. I admit that it is hard to sympathise with the problems of the upper class thogugh, the characters are quite vivid and decent. "
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    #7Jane The Virgin

    Jane The Virgin

    Jane the Virgin is a comedy television series which follows the life of Jane Gloria Villanueva, a religious Venezuelan girl whose life is turned upside down after she is accidentally artificially inseminated. It was released by The CW in 2014.

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    Christian Jordan
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Funny show. But then i do not think this will happen irl heh! but this show made me hooked after i watched an episode with my gf i l;ike how the characters always react like an how an actual human will react in absurd situations. "
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    #8Six Feet Under

    Six Feet Under

    Six Feet Under is a hit HBO series that takes a darkly comic look at a dysfunctional family that runs a funeral business in Los Angeles. This American comedy stars Peter Krause as Nate Fisher who takes over the family business after his father's death.

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    Matthew Ortiz
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Bizarre. Visually striking. intuitive comedy-drama about death in an American way and a troubled middle-class family who must deal with mortality every day. "
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    Shameless is a drama-comedy TV show which debuted on Showtime and was released in 2011. The show is created by John Wells and is an adaptation of Paul Abbott's British series of the same title. It stars Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, and Ethan Cutkosky.

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    Written on March 29, 2019
    "The series follows a poor, dysfunctional family consisting of a single father raising six children. He is an alcoholic and the kids must face many problems in their lives such as relationships, school, hard situations, and learning how to take care of themselves."


Best What are the best family drama TV shows
1Modern FamilyTV Shows 45 Paid
2This is UsTV Shows 41 Paid
3ParenthoodTV Shows 37 Paid
4The FostersTV Shows 37 Paid
5Gilmore GirlsTV Shows 34 Paid
6Downton AbbeyTV Shows 33 Paid
7Jane The VirginTV Shows 28 Paid
8Six Feet UnderTV Shows 24 Paid
9ShamelessTV Shows 0 Paid

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