7th Heaven (1996–2007)

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This weekly television series follows the Camden family as the minister father and stay-at-home mother deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own. The friends, neighbors, and love interests of the various members of the family weigh heavily on the plot of the series, which seeks to address a real-life issue with each episode.

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 Rev. Eric Camden (243 episodes, 1996-2007)
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 Annie Camden / ... (243 episodes, 1996-2007)
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 Lucy Camden / ... (243 episodes, 1996-2007)
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 Happy (243 episodes, 1996-2007)
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 Ruthie Camden (237 episodes, 1996-2007)
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 Simon Camden (197 episodes, 1996-2006)
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 Matt Camden (155 episodes, 1996-2006)
Nikolas Brino ...
 David Camden (138 episodes, 1999-2007)
Lorenzo Brino ...
 Sam Camden / ... (138 episodes, 1999-2007)
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 Mary Camden / ... (134 episodes, 1996-2006)
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 Kevin Kinkirk / ... (114 episodes, 2002-2007)
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This weekly television series follows the Camden family as the minister father and stay-at-home mother deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own. The friends, neighbors, and love interests of the various members of the family weigh heavily on the plot of the series, which seeks to address a real-life issue with each episode. Written by quirkesusan@hotmail.com

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Series co-star George Stults got the role of Kevin Kinkirk through the help of his younger brother (actor Geoff Stults) who had guest starred on the series several times before George was approached to join the cast as Lucy (Beverley Mitchell)'s love interest. See more »

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[Eric is tucking his youngest sons in to bed]
Eric: I love you guys.
Sam: I love Spiderman.
David: I love Batman.
Eric: I love Batman too.
Sam: What about Spiderman?
Eric: I love him too.
David: Which do you love more?
Eric: ...Batman.
David: Why?
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"Nice" characters fail to make drama ignite
18 November 1999 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

Lots of people talk about how "nice" the family in this show is, and that's certainly its most striking feature. Even those who like the show will probably concede that the family in the show is "nicer" than almost any family you'll find in real life. I suspect that the people producing the show were motivated to create an idealized family as a role model, rather than a "real" family most people would recognize as familiar. Whether you enjoy seeing an "idealized" family or whether you prefer something more realistic is a matter of personal preference. I personally don't feel there is anything necessarily wrong with unrealistic. Is "7th Heaven" any more "unrealistic" than "Friends" or "Seinfeld" or "The Phantom Menace"? Personally, I don't have a problem with "nice" characters, but I do have a problem with "nice" story telling.

In a well written story, be it a TV show, film, novel or play, you have a character faced with a series of seeming insurmountable problems. At some point in the story, the character will generally feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff they have to deal with. There's an escalation of tension in all good story telling. An element of chaos.

I find that missing from "7th Heaven". Solutions to problems are thought of the moment the problem occurs. The solutions are instantly implemented. Problems never pile on or overwhelm the characters. Everyone is in touch with their feelings, and can articulate whatever they feel. No communication problems exist. Everyone gets along just fine. There's no escalation of tension in a "7th Heaven" episode. In an effort to create a nice tone and positive role models, they have robbed their stories of all tension and conflict. They've made them dull. Nice is OK but dull is not.


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