• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 2, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 3 out of 21

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  1. Jul 30, 2012
    10
    Well written, well performed, heartfelt family drama that gets stronger with each season. It doesn't have much in the way of comedy as the more popular family sitcoms have, but what makes it unique is what makes it worth watching.
  2. Feb 4, 2012
    10
    This show doesn't get enough attention. Metacritic should include the hugely positive review that ran in the new yorker about Season 3: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/television/2012/01/02/120102crte_television_nussbaum?currentPage=all
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    Jan 8, 2012
    10
    Simply amazing. The best show on television. .
  4. Nov 27, 2011
    10
    Hands down the best drama on television today!!! Catch the first year of the series on Netflix (and soon the second year) to give you a better feel for the characters. It is beyond me why this show is ignored by the awards shows.
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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Reviewed by: Phillip Maciak
    Nov 23, 2011
    75
    Having too many compelling directions to take a series in is far better than having too few, even if the writers make a wrong turn every once in a while.
  2. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Sep 13, 2011
    75
    Parenthood works because the show has kept up with the times. Drugs, sex and unemployment are enough to make it all seem real.
  3. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Sep 12, 2011
    83
    Sometimes, everything's within your grasp, while at other moments one or more things start to slip too far away. But I always applaud the effort, and most of the time the results.