Fun entertainment...nothing more, nothing less.
Episodes were usually a bit over the top but by the same token they were fun to watch and at least sent a good message especially to kids that watched.
I emphasized many times that there are always choices and that one can hopefully learn from the bad ones, and learn to make good ones.
The cast seemed to really like one another and had a good time doing the series.
If you are looking for deep intellectual fare, this show would not be for you, but if you want to have a good time and feel good after the show is over, this one IS for you!