The Most Interesting British Telly Families We Met in 2013

Few people would refute that the holidays are a time for family. Whether it fills you with anticipation or dread, reuniting with loved ones is a big expectation of the season. I personally enjoy getting together with my relatives to reminisce and catch up with one another. A nice meal, a heartfelt exchange of presents and a hug on the way out the door? What’s not to like?

However, when I think about some of the clans I’ve met while watching telly this year, I have to concede that family matters can be complicated. By now you must know that I have compiled a list of some recent shows that have featured family scenarios, both loving and dysfunctional.

You just might rethink how mad, or just dramatic, your relatives really are…