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He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.
When he decides to keep a journal to give his life ...
Too many shows (eg, ' Sister, Sister' and ' Lizzie Mc Guire') think just because its lead characters are now teenagers then they should tackle social issues and end up losing their humour by being too hard-hitting.
This is a trap '8 Simple Rules' has avoided; it does tackle some issues (such as being the school outcast) but it has fun while doing so.
In fact the only time it has really been serious was understandably when it sensitively handled the tragic death of John Ritter and his character.
And I think, although John Ritter will be sadly missed since he was the reason the show made its mark, '8 Simple Rules' can still do well if it remembers its humour and doesn't make Cate's father a second version of Paul Hennessy.