Kind of trite and over used...two storylines especially have been overused to the point of being ironed flat...the dead mother plot and the relocating to the country from the city.
In this show, we have both. The mother's dead and there's the widowed daddy with the kids to join the vast army of widowed dads in TV place. As if one more isn't enough.
Then in the same overused plot ripped off from shows like [i]Just the Ten of Us[/i], the family leaves the big "bad" city and moves to nowheresville in the middle of the country...in this case, it's Hawaii.
There's one girl in the family and she turns out the be a drama queen and I remember one time where she actually says something about "understanding the female mind" showcasing herself as a token among her two brothers and dad, which shows that they need more widowed and single mothers in TV place.
None of the characters are very exciting or original, so I can see why the show was eventually cancelled.
Thank Merlin for shows like [i]Roseanne[/i] and [i]Cagney and Lacey.[/i]moreless