Just wanted to put a review here to counteract the bigots. Being gay is not a "lifestyle", and there are many families out there thrilled to see some gay characters on the show. This show is funny, it has heart, and I adore it!
This is an outstanding family show. It shows the day to day obsticles that today's family typically runs into; much like the Walton family did in the 70's. I enjoy the various sub-plots that each cast memeber brings to the series. Is the good girl really bad and the bad really Is there really another woman in dad's past? Ron Howard continues to deliver good quality TV for the entire family to watch. I hope this series continues for many years to come; I can't wait for the Christmas special; see how many tears this show can bring to my eyes...
Parenthood was my family's favorite show until the finale last week. If you are going to shove the gay lifestyle down our throats like so many other shows are doing (that we also quit watching) we won't be returning to your show next season!!!! That storyline is not necessary for this show to be a success!
My wife an I watch the show faithfully every week. if something comes up we record it. But the writers have finally gone to far as it is no longer about family but about lifestyles. Why couldn't you just focus on the family instead of going outside of their lives I guess their imaginations couldn't or is the sponsors forcing us to accept their idea of what is right. I have always believed in live and let live and I believe each of us in the end have to answer for or lives but I am tired of having things shoved down my throat by television shows. It was a really good show with a great cast.
Haddie is now all of a sudden a lesbian???? That's ridiculous. I used to love the show, but now I wonder if the writers have run out of material and are trying to find new ways to shock us. They try to deal with TOO many of life's issues for one show, to the point where it gets to be unbelievable.. They should just stick with the simple aspects of being a family, full of ups and downs but without having to rely on these out of the blue, random story lines. Disappointed fan.
It is great to see a drama that is more than about teenage love. It's about people.
So I was with the show since the begining and so much has happened in 5 short years already. It is secretly fast paced if you look back at what has happened since then.
This season is one of my favorites.
Every episode i watch and i think "Wow, this show is good!". Yes, Maddie is mysteriously absent from the show now, but besides that, it's really wonderful. It tackles some heavy stuff and can leave you near tears at times. The writing and acting is absolutely superb. I feel like the show does not get the attention it rightfully deserves.
I love this show. I have watched every episode and I am very disappointed with this missing family member. Were did Maddie go, she went off to school never to be heard from again. Really no phone calls or emails. She was a big part of the show and to be written out, with out really being written out sucks, really sucks.. Adam and Christina had three kids and now there are two with out any explanation.
I really love the acting.. its real and raw~ And its the true example of what a family is all about! Being there for each y did Julia's HOT Husband leave ??? Bring him back... lol but yeah love this Show!
What a fantastic show. As others have said, it just draws you in and is so relatable. There are so many layers of realistic family dynamics going on. I can relate to nearly every character as they either remind me of myself, my parents, or my kids. Because your loved ones don't always tell you how they are feeling or what they are going through, this show also opens my eyes to the issues that certain family members can face. I often find myself thinking "hmm, I wonder if my mom (or husband, etc) ever feels like that".
I absolutely LOVE how this show has so many scenarios that could happen in a "normal" person's every day life. The husband-wife relationship, the parent-child relationship, and the sibling-sibling relationship... they are all so relatable!! When one of the couples has an argument, I feel like I can legitimately see both sides of it. Or when an adult-aged child and her mother don't see eye to eye on the daughters marriage (Sara and Amber), I can honestly see Sara's true concern for her daughter, but I can understand how the daughter wants her mother to support her because she loves her fianc! You gotta love all the characters, they're great. Right now I'm dying to see the next episode because Julia seems to be getting a little too attached to Ed, and I'm getting nervous for her and Joel's relationship!
I just love how this show is about REAL family situations, and not superheroes, reality tv stars, blood and violence, and sex sex sex. I get SO tired of practically EVERY tv show having sexual innuendoes non-stop throughout the show. I mean, REALLY?! I love this show and will keep watching it for as long as they air it!
I LOVE Parenthood. The cast is FANTASTIC and the story is WONDERFUL! I think this family show brings together reality of family life. Each family has such character and it is so easy to get involved in each family and the family as a whole also. Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedella are a perfect fit for parents of this family. I am so connected to this show.... I watch it with excitement to see what's going to happen on that episode and I find myself trying to guess what's happening to see if I'm right. The one person I do not like on this series is RAY ROMANO! He does not fit into this series and I DO NOT WANT LAUREN GRAHAM (Sarah) to fall in love with him. He should go back to comedy because he can't play a serious role.
I feel like that is what this whole show is about. Finding the quiet moments in the chaos that is family and life. Everytime they all get together, or basically more than two family members are in the same room, madness ensues. And that's pretty much how it is with big families. But it's the quiet moments that matter and what make this show so brilliant. Real conversations, about life, about the kids, about where to go and what to do. Think don't happen . Big decisions take time to get to and may not always work out. The show is optimistic in its own way of course, but also doesn't shy away from showing real drama. Anyway. I LOVE this show and the new season feels like coming home. So excited we're getting a FULL season!
I absolutely love this show or should I now say LOVED? I felt like I was watching ONE BIG social propoganda message from recycling to breastfeeding in public or gluten free pizza or what about the parenting neurosis we are pushing?? double geesh!! Craig T Nelsons character remains my favorite and he proves in a world of insanity the SANE man appears to be insane just stick to family situations and leave the political correctness and social messages OUT OF ENTERTAINMENT or I will soon be a fan of the past, wouldnt be the first time I stop watching a show that turns into a propoganda machine these days....
I love this show - and so do my parents. Which is pretty amazing for them to agree with because I"m pretty sure they still live in a time where British TV shows are the best. But in this case, they have conceded that THIS show tops the list, and I agree. Brilliantly cast, this show tackles every day issues with cleverness. Max Burkholder does the most phenominal job of playing Max, and Mae Whitman portrays Amber beautifully. I wanted to focus on the two "children/teenagers" because the adults will always get praise. I definitely recommend this series and would say to those on the fence about giving it a shot - just watch the first episode. It was enough to have me hooked and so many others! I hope they continue with a Season 5.
I am totally a cable watcher. But thru the help of Netflix and Hulu, I have caught up on 4 seasons of Parenthood - unable to stop watching until there just was no more to watch; And my love for this show will never end. There will be alarms set and computers shut-down in order to watch all future episodes of this show - one of only 3 that I have watched in several years on network television. This is absolutely the best acted, most informative, and moving series that I have ever watched - teaching about tolerance, bravery, nonprejudicial thinking, consequence, handicaps and mostly love. It teaches us that we are not alone in our impatience, bad decisions and pain. And as a very young grandmother, I've even made my grandchldren watch and they love this show. To lose this show now would be a serious disservice to each and every kind of family in America.
This is my favorite show on TV, just love the entire crew. I love the realistic tone, everyone talking at one time, laughter and tears, realistic problems. Wish there were more episodes. Great writing and acting!!!
Great show. Some of the characters I cannot relate to, but that is true to life. I love how they fight and still love each other in the end. Just like my family! Hope this is true for my 5 kids when I am gone.
IF you are going to approach breast cancer in 2012 when the statistics report 8 out of 10 women are diagnosed; IF you know that your primary audience (say, 8 out of 10) are women THEN, shave your head for real or dont pretend!. Christina mocks my experience, not echos it. IF you are going to address the issue then do it for real, to look like Jane Curtin as a Conehead does nothing to promote her serious commitment as an actress, or the cause and the defeminiazation that occurs when hair falls out, or the strength it takes to get in front of it, and shave. IF you dont want to shave, then wear a scarf, turban, baseball cap - but dont be brave and proud as a complete offensive as a viewer not just as a cancer survivior. By the way, hair grows back! Monica could have been a profound brave advocate instead of a cartoon character. Kristina - almost a Braver-woman.
Parenthood the best show on TV, finally a show American families can relate to, the laugher, tears, lifes ups and downs. Keep it going NBC, Tuesday night is my night for TV, just wish the show continued until April. perhaps this might happen next season!
I think Parenthood should air at least through March. It doesn't begin until late October and is already ending before the end of January after being off most of December. Why do they bother to air it at all for such a short time? It is one of the few decent shows left.
Jason Katims knows how to make this surly New Yorker cry. Between Friday Night Lights and this show, I fall in love and melt. Since Brothers And Sisters went off the air, this is the only feel good family drama at a time where every show seems to pit evil bitchy people against each other. The only question I have is, I get that within the family everyone affectionately calls each other "buddy" but Amber calls her boyfriend buddy too? Not very romantic. :) And that's my only complaint! :)
I love Parenthood. When friends ask me what my favorite tv shows are Parenthood is always amongst the top 3. I do not understand why this show and some of its actors (i. e. Max Burkholder and Peter Krause) are never getting any awards or at least getting nominated - this is long overdue.
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