Friday, April 18, 2014

P is for..........Parenthood

Earlier in the Challenge I wrote about Breaking Bad, what I consider the greatest TV show of all time. My favorite current TV show is Parenthood.

I'm a sucker for ensemble family dramas.

Parenthood follows the lives of the Braverman family. Zeek and Camille are the patriarch and matriarch. Their kids, Adam, Sarah, Julia, and Crosby each have their own families, and the show does an excellent job of showing how all of the characters struggle to keep balance in their lives.

I don't necessarily relate to everything that happens in the show, but there's a lot that hits home. Over the show's five season run there have been plenty of times when my interest has waned, but something always happens to keep me hooked. It's usually some kind of parenting or sibling or son moment that floors me. I'm not ashamed to admit it, the Bravermans have had me choked up quite a bit the last five years.

I read somewhere recently that the show's ratings aren't doing so hot this year, and NBC is still on the fence for a sixth season.

I hope NBC brings the Bravermans back.

I've got Parenthood, what's your favorite TV show these days?


  1. I've never watched this one although I always meant to because I loved Peter Krause on Six Feet Under.
    My favorite at the moment is Game of Thrones. All time fave is probably The Wire.

  2. I love Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) and didn't realize that she was on Parenthood until it was already underway. I keep thinking I will add it to my list of things to watch on DVD.

    With the advent of the DVR I record a lot of TV. It may take me forever to watch it all, but it is there waiting. I am honestly looking forward to summer when most of my shows go into reruns so that I can catch up. I guess I am saying that I cannot choose just ONE.

  3. Never got into Parenthood. In answer to your question, my favorite show at the moment is The Good Wife. And Orphan Black starts back up tomorrow. Squee!