Dysfunctionalism is the current trend. But not every show can pull it off successfully. I think it takes great chemistry in the actors in order for them to bounce off each other in a believable manner. Otherwise you just get a bunch of talking heads that end up being irritating. I think the Micheal J. Fox show tried to be a hybrid of a loving family drama combined with dysfunction. The problem with that show is that it played it too safe and was going nowhere as a result.