Party of Five
- 6 Seasons
Party of Five is a drama that stars Neve Campbell, Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Lacey Chabert, Jeremy London, Paula Devicq and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The show is about orphaned children Bailey, Charlie, Claudia, Julia and Owen. Charlie, who is portrayed by Matthew Fox, is 24 and becomes his siblings' legal guardian after their parents are killed in a car accident. Charlie is not very responsible and has to take over not only being mother and father to the kids but also has to run the family business. The family owns a restaurant named Salinger's, and Charlie must take it over as he is the oldest child and the only one over 18. Things are rough at first because he has to care for four children, including Owen, who is a baby under the age of one. He decides to hire a nanny named Kirsten whom he has a relationship with during the series. Neve Campbell portrays Julia, the eldest daughter of the Salinger clan. She is 15 years old and has a lot of issues emotionally with men. She begins to date a man named Griffin and ends up being abused. She and Charlie are close, and as the series evolves he becomes more of a father figure to her. Claudia is the youngest daughter and is 11. She is highly intelligent and is a prodigy at playing the violin. She struggles with the loss of her parents and tries to look out for her siblings, especially her baby brother Owen. Bailey is 16 when the series begins, and he rebels against Charlie's authority and does not see him as being someone who is in charge. Over the series, he dates a girl named Sarah and deals with his own substance abuse problems stemming from his parents' death. The series is about how families with children go on after their parents have passed away. The drama is about love, joy and sadness, which is what makes up their party of five.