In life, the saying goes that you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family. Well, if you could pick and choose your relatives, what better place to look than the wonderful world of television? Every show that's ever existed from the traditional Waltons (more on them later) to the aliens on Third Rock From The Sun feature a family unit of some description and depending on their conduct, they will either make you wish you were part of the fold or mysteriously grateful for the ragtag bunch of weirdos you already share DNA with. This article shines a light on a cross section of those families and ranks them in a list a prospective guide if you will of the relatives that keep mental health therapists and alcoholics anonymous in business, which slowly ascends up the sliding scale of dysfunction to the most desirable television has to offer. As you may have guessed, this article contains SPOILERS so reader discretion is advised.