16 of the Best Family-Centered Dramas in TV History

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There's nothing like a good TV drama to take your mind off of any real-world drama. For many of us, our real-life bullsh*t is almost always based on the innerworkings of complicated family dynamics. That may be why TV shows about the troubles of other peoples' families are so addictive.

Whether it's an upbeat, idealistic show like Gilmore Girls or 45 minutes of pure stress and dysfunction like on Shameless — we can't get enough of it. So, here are some of the best family-centered dramas in TV history, perfect for your hour-long escape.