So far I have watched about 5 episodes of the newly released Family on DVD. So far I have cried about 5 times! This show is actually better than I remember. The acting is outstanding, and the cast is just perfect. I have a special place in my heart for the show because I was Kristy McNichol’s age whe the show originally aired. I identified with McNichol’s character, Buddy, because she had a special relationship with her brother, Willy. Willy reminds me so much of my brother that has passed away, and I had a similar relationship with him. The show brings me back in time when my family was whole and everyone was healthy. I miss those times.