Eight Is Enough
For those of you Gen X folks out there like me who had grown up during the 70s and 80s may recall watching a TV drama series titled Eight Is Enough. The show starred the now late actor Dick Van Patten who co starred with actress Betty Buckley. And the series revolved around the lives and tribulation of a man raising 8 children. The series itself regarding the above title was based on the book by Tom Braden
Anyhow the show remained a hit throughout most of its run and for some reason as a youngster when the show originally aired I seemed to like watching the series most likely due to the fact that I not only liked the youngest cast member of the show played by late actor Adam Rich, but I also had liked actress Betty Buckley who played stepmother Abby Bradford. I recall when I had watched the show during its original run I used to wish that the character Abby was my mother because she was not only attractive but she was so nice and such a good listener like a very good therapist. Ironically Abby’s character on the show had become a school guidance counsellor during the last season of the series.
I also enjoyed the shows character Nicholas played by the now late Adam Rich due to the fact that the actor and I were close in age despite my being 2 or 3 years older than him.
At the present I been binge watching Eight Is Enough online through the DailyMotion app or it can also be watched on the Tubi app as well. I also own the first 2 seasons of the above mentioned series on DVD.
I also joined the Eight Is Enough fan group page on Facebook as well.
I noticed that watching Eight Is Enough brings me back toward a time when life and society seemed to be much more tamer and even simpler.
I am going to check my library online to see if they have the actual book written by Tom Braden as mentioned earlier