Since the guesses for these series appear to have petered out, here are the rest of the answers:
1. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
2. Better Off Ted
5. Fujoshi Rumi
6. Diplomatic Immunity
8. Paranoia Agent
And you can add Seirei no Moribito to that list. Not only does it have some magnificent scenery!porn, but the characters are hitting me right in the devoted-adoptive-family kink.