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It's been seen on shows like "The Brady Bunch", "Family Ties", "Home Improvement", and of course, the ever-popular "Full House." Often, the show will try to depict one point of view: "Home Improvement" centered on paterfamilias Tim Taylor, while "Malcolm in the Middle" focused on its titular kid.
Early in the series, "8 Simple Rules" took this route as well, as the first several episodes were mainly about father Paul Hennessy's (Ritter) efforts to understand his teenaged children's behavior.
discovers that Cate may be starting a clandestine relationship with Principal Gibb, he blabs it to Bridget. His job as a sports writer kept him on the road a lot during the kids' formative years.
Being the only boy has its benefits as Rory is easily Paul's favorite, and he uses this fact to his advantage several times.
The series' storylines deal with the struggles of parenthood and the pressures of being a teen.
While the two sisters share a room, they regularly are at odds with each other and their father, with Kerry offering biting sarcasm and Bridget trying to talk her way out of punishment.
The two get a lion's share of airtime, as they are the titular "teenage daughters" whom Paul is trying to protect.