The marriages in most modern TV shows are disastrous. Even the stable marriages of couples like Modern Family‘s Claire and Phil Dunphy, Everybody Loves Raymond‘s Debra and Ray Romano, and The Simpsons‘ Marge and Homer work despite the man’s weakness or outright stupidity—certainly not the marriages most young girls dream of.
But we don’t have to look all the way back to Father Knows Best or Leave It to Beaver to find examples worth copying for ourselves. These five very different T.V. marriages offer twenty-first century takes on happy relationships. Read the rest of this entry