I had just entered my 20s when the show aired (1987-1991) and of course I couldn't relate to the characters, but I was still fascinated. They seemed so adult, and to have so much money, and big responsibilities. How could I possibly leap that chasm into adulthood?
Eventually, of course, I learned that not everyone has to be as High Drama as Hope, Michael, Elliott, Nancy and crew. But some of what that show displayed still sticks with me...especially the loss of Gary, Michael and Elliott's company, and Hope's devotion to her children. Michael was also kind of hot. I saw Ken Olin on the "Brothers & Sisters" panel a few years ago at TCA and he looks almost the same.