Spending this weekend visiting my mom and one of my sisters, both of whom I haven't seen in over two years. Also get to see my brother, who I saw briefly this summer, and two of his kids. Always great to catch up with everyone.
Our families are like characters in a long-running book series. You're introduced to these folks and witness all their experiences over the course of life - the highs, the lows, the weird, the amusing. Some change dramatically over time, some are consistent, reliable.
I will admit that some of my characters have been inspired by family members (some heavily). Who can pass up such an intriguing cast that you know so well?
I'm curious to know what fictional families you think have been written well, either in literature, movies, or TV.