When you marry someone, you marry their entire family
Your Family or Mine is a domestic sitcom that takes place entirely over Friday and Saturday night dinners with the extended family.
Shani and Shai, married with children, attend family dinners every weekend at their respective parents’ homes: Friday with her parents and Saturday with his. Every episode begins in the family car, on the ride over to Shani’s folks’ place, and ends with the drive back home from Shai’s the following day. In between they’re immersed in their extended families and are obliged to deal with all their various quirks. The show’s all about how ritual family dinners operate on “autopilot”– you attend them whether you want to or not, you meet the same people, eat the same food, and mostly just try to survive the familial minefield.
The show also shines a light on a melting pot of cultures: while Shani’s parents are Sephardic (Middle Eastern) Jews, Shai’s parents are European Ashkenazis. The show emphasizes the different mentalities of the two households and the ways in which Shai and Shani are forced to navigate not only their in-laws, but their cultural nuances as well.
Your Family or Mine US was the third most popular series on TBS during its run behind The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy. Its finale delivered a season high for the channel among men 18 – 34 yrs.
Your Family or Mine Greece attained an average series share some 34% higher than the average for the channel, with a 58% higher rating. The show was repeatedly the slot leader among all individuals and the target group 14-55. Because of its popularity, the show was rescheduled to air against tougher competition and a second season was quickly commissioned to air in October 2015.