If you are the type of person who doesn't like family shows that show everyone being mean to each other you might avoid watching this, becuase thats how it is marketed.
I just watched an episode and it was lovely. It is one of those programs that is very real. Not too sweet like Leave it to Beaver, but not lacking in love like Married With Children.
If you are watching TV and Everybody Hates Chris comes on, don't change the channel.
(My name is Earl is good too)