This show is by far the best show (of any category) on TV at this time and has become one of my all time favorite shows. It is so well written and directed. The characters are quirky but relatable and very likable. The show has heart and although we follow the characters through a comedic half hour of trials and tribulations each show always ends on a positive and hopeful note. I just received the DVD of season one and have almost finished the entire season laughing my head off with a big smile on my face the entire time. Not to pit this against other shows but it seems this show has been overshadowed by that other family show that airs on the same night--but this one is sooooo much better! Kudos to the cast and creators such a wonderful show. I hope it remains on air for many seasons to come.