There's been a lot of good sitcoms since television was introduced to the public, which one do you consider the most realistic? Please give me some reasons why you believe it was realistic in your opinion?
Roseanne is a real good selection, except the last few seasons when they won the lottery wasn't all that realistic. I am a huge Roseanne fan, but couldn't stand it when they went all Hollywood in the show.
I think All in the Family is another good one, they talked about real issues that a typical family would do.
They had to delay the show about 30 seconds(not sure how long) because of the stuff that was said by the actors from the show.
To me the most realistic sitcom was "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet". This is because the four lead actors (Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, and Ricky Nelson) were playing themselves. It doesn't get much more real than that!
Home Improvement is a good choice as is Roseanne, I also think that 8 Simple Rules was pretty good at being realistic, they dealt with things like ditching school, shoplifting and the loss of a parent/partner.
When Ritter passed away it carried over in the show, showing what it is like to deal with a loss like that, the way family gathers round for support and how things change in the family on a day to day basis.
I am seriously thinking of writing up my own set of rules now, my daughter will 14 in a couple of months, and my original plan of hurt/slightly maim the first boyfriend and hope word gets round is not really the way to go.
KING OF THE HILL strikes me as being pretty realistic in it's characterizations, stories and situations. In fact, I've never understood why the show is animated since it could just as well be a live action show. In that respect it reminds me a lot of WAIT 'TIL YOUR FATHER GETS HOME which was also a animated family sitcom that could just as well have been done live.