Wednesday, November 5, 2014


9 out of 10

Parenthood is an American television drama series developed by Jason Katims and produced by Imagine Television and Universal Television for NBC. The show tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an elderly couple, their four children and their families. Starring Erika Christensen, Peter Krause, Maura Tierney, Dax Shepard, Mae Whitman, Sarah Ramos and Craig T. Nelson to name a few. One of the grandchildren depicted has Asperger syndrome which has gained attention throughout the press.

Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, the series is the second adaptation of the film to air on television preceded by the 1990–91 TV series, which also aired on NBC. Following on the heels of the critically acclaimed TV series Friday Night Lights, Katims approached Ron Howard and Brian Grazer with the idea of creating an updated, modern adaptation of the 1989 film and bringing it to television.

The first season premiered in March of 2010. The series has been well received by television critics and earned several nominations and awards, including one Vision Award, a Critics' Choice Television Award, two Television Academy Honors awards, four Young Artist Awards, and three Entertainment Industries Council PRISM Awards. Parenthood's final season is currently airing on NBC.

This is a good show, very intense and well written. Great cast and a bit of a tear jerk-er from time to time.

The series is set in Berkeley, California on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay area, but is filmed primarily in Los Angeles. The show revolves around the Braverman family covering three generations. It features patriarch Zeek Braverman and matriarch Camille Braverman, and the families of their four children Adam, Sarah, Crosby, and Julia. Adam is married to Kristina and has three children – Haddie, Max, and Nora. Sarah is divorced and has two children – Amber and Drew. Crosby marries Jasmine in season 3 and has two children – Jabbar and Aida. Julia is married to Joel and has two children – Sidney and their adopted son Victor.

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