'The Brady Bunch' originally aired from 1969-1974 (final episodes aired in 1975.) The show had poor ratings––and not much acclaim. It's worth noting that the U.S. was embroiled in the Vietnam War for the entire original run of 'The Brady Bunch'. Families were far too concerned about their own sons and brothers being sent off to fight via the draft to care much about the utopian, suburban antics of the Brady family. There was also a recession. Unlike many sitcoms of the time, 'The Brady Bunch' was decidedly apolitical. The tight family-unit concept of the show also felt outdated to viewers because of the wild, counter-culture-heavy (drug-fueled) era that occurred immediately before. When the show later aired in reruns in the 1980's and 1990's, the Bradys seemed funny and cheesy. Today, the Bradys can actually seem infinitely hip. They have great values, sure––but they're also extremely kind, good-natured, highly tolerant individuals. They seem more relaxed and cheerful than today's families. The Bradys simply cared about a sense of togetherness––an attitude that's especially refreshing to observe today when people have become far too concerned about simply projecting an image of themselves and their families to others via social media. As a family, the Bradys are decidedly not 'uptight'; we'd all be lucky to have easygoing people like the Bradys around. Lastly, because we've collectively experienced plenty of turmoil over the past couple of decades (war, recession, etc.), the safe, relaxed feeling that comes from spending time with the Brady family is a welcome happening––so to speak. 'The Brady Bunch' suits our sensibilities today better than those of viewers who watched the show decades earlier.