I think Calicow really hit the nail on the head in her review of why this show was and is one of the most beloved series of all time. The family. Who wouldn't want a family like The Waltons? A family that shows that even though life can be hard, kinfolk and friends should always be there for one another - and love one another.
It's a very inspiring and heartwarming series. If you're looking for something to enjoy with your family, children, or even good friends this is probably the perfect show for you.
Thankfully the way The Waltons have touched so many lives over the years, their story should endure for many generations to come.