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What separates Rory from his sisters aside from gender is that he isn't so easily embarrassed by his father's presence, and there is a natural "hero worship" that the son holds for his dad.
The two parents are still very much in love, and their displays of affection are frequently met with disgust and shock by their children.
The series' storylines deal with the struggles of parenthood and the pressures of being a teen.
Since "8 Simple Rules" begins with the children already in full-adolescent mode, the shift from childhood to adulthood is abrupt for viewers, as it is for Paul, who is finally taking a more committed turn at fatherhood.
"8 Simple Rules..." makes it sound like a father-versus-boyfriend sitcom, a sort of Meet the Parents for adolescents.
In truth, most early episodes focus on growing up, be it the added responsibilities that a teenager takes on, or the difficult "letting go" that a parent must do.