I really appreciate this series for depicting a multi-ethnic blended family headed by two loving mothers. Not your everyday household, a lot of tough issues are addressed head on and from a number of diverse points of view. While many will assume these issues to be largely gender related, they go far beyond the obvious to touch on those related to children living in foster care, juvenile detention, dealing with bullying, ADHD, love, peer pressure and so much more. Despite a number of missteps and consequences, the storylines always return to the power of love within a family's unit and how much it actually does strengthen, encourage, heal and conquer.
For the most part, I disagree with the lenient parenting style often portrayed in many of the episodes, but my own have never been perfect, so it's good to watch a fictional TV family screw up, but still manage to hold it all together like the rest of us do in real life. And speaking of real life, I find this series to also be important as it represents a growing number of similar American families in a positive light. This is not only important for children living in such families to see, but for all of us who have not had this experience to be able to enjoy and relate to the family dynamic just the same.
I recommend this series to anyone who is looking for a good family drama that represents multiple and balanced points of views on family, parenting, teen issues, divorce, marriage and love.