Son Alex P. Keaton Michael J. Fox is an ambitious Young Republican and his sister Mallory Justine Bateman is a shallow victim of the corporate culture, obsessed with music, clothes and boys. Their only normal kid is young Jennifer Tina Yothers , a bit of a tomboy. That patented combination of funny business and moving moments lives on in the second season of Family Ties. Other than the fact that the now-bearded Steven Keaton Michael Gross turns 40, there are no significant changes, but no fall-off in quality either. Fox continues to plays the field--an ever-expanding field that includes a feminist, a family friend, and a year-old Frenchwoman During the year, other lady loves include Less Than Zero 's Jami Gertz and Melrose Place 's Daphne Zuniga. Standout episodes include "This Year's Model," in which Mallory enters Elyse Meredith Baxter-Birney, who should've won an Emmy for her stellar work and herself in a modeling contest. To Mallory's dismay, her mother attracts all the attention.
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Alex's friend dies in an accident. As the family grieves, Alex tries to mask his pain, but he can't hide his sadness and other emotions forever. Mallory introduces her new boyfriend, Nick, to the family. He isn't well received, and Steven realizes that he needs to trust Mallory and let her make her own choices. Alex is an emotional wreck, still with boring Tricia - who he doesn't care for - after kissing her intriguing roommate Ellen, who turned back to accept her Dennis' proposal to a sudden wedding in
Family Ties is an American sitcom television series that aired on NBC for seven seasons, premiering on September 22, , and concluding on May 14, The series, created by Gary David Goldberg , reflected the move in the United States from the cultural liberalism of the s and s to the conservatism of the s. Keaton portrayed by Michael J. The show won multiple awards, including three consecutive Emmy Awards for Michael J. Set in suburban Columbus, Ohio , during the Reagan administration , Steven and Elyse Keaton Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter are baby boomers , liberals and former hippies ,  raising their three children: ambitious, would-be millionaire entrepreneur Alex Michael J. Married in , Elyse is an independent architect and Steven, a native of Buffalo, New York, is the station manager of WKS, a local public television station. Much of the humor of the series focuses on the cultural divide during the s when younger generations rejected the counterculture of the s and embraced the materialism and conservative politics which came to define the s. Mallory, is apolitical and a materialistic young woman in contrast to her feminist mother. Jennifer, an athletic tomboy and the second youngest child, shares more the values of her parents and just wants to be a normal kid.