Little Men | 1998
Series based on the writings of Louisa May Alcott. After Jo Bhaer founds a boarding school for boys with her husband Fritz, his untimely passing leaves her in charge of a gang of high-spirited, ill-mannered boys and two girls. Jo manages to make her school a nurturing environment and as they learn life's lessons, Jo and the children become a family. For support, Jo turns to sisters Meg and Amy, whose daughter Bess attends the school, as well as Nick Riley, the new caretaker of the Plumfield School for Boys. Nick, a former Merchant Marine, has visited places Jo has only read about. They come from different backgrounds but share a common bond: a deep void left in their hearts by the tragic loss of a loved one.