This show has depth, the writing is smart and it moves at a snappy pace. The umbrella message of the show is that it is not what happens to us that defines us, but how we deal with life's challenges. It takes on fallible people trying to do their best and we get to see their relationships mature through three different eras in time. There are two strong father figures in the show, a dedicated and loving father with a daughter and a respectful and caring Step-Dad with two boys, both serving up excellent messages with humor. The aforementioned daughter grows up to be the manager of The Chicago Bulls. So, lots of positive messages, humor and real life challenges met with humor and grace.