On Out of This World (1987-91), the teenage Evie (Maureen Flannigan) discovers that she is half-alien. She lives with her human mother, and her father, Troy from the planet Antares (voiced by Burt Reynolds), communicates with her through a cube. Aliens have all sorts of magical powers, from freezing time to controlling the weather, and disastrous misuse or accidental use of powers fuels the plots.
Along with Evie's attempts to live a "normal" life and her ongoing fear of discovery.
Gay kids could always relate to tv programs about being different and having secrets, but there was more.
A lot more.
Evie's on-off boyfriend, Chris, was played by Steve Burton, age 17 when the show began, blond, buffed, with six-pack abs and biceps that seemed to get bigger every episode.