Parenthood : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 2, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 126 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 126

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  1. CharlesS
    Mar 2, 2010
    5
    Good actors but phony storylines. Need time to develop the characters.
  2. EdB.
    Mar 2, 2010
    4
    "Parenthood is a crazy trip. You stumble around and, hey, sometimes you succeed!" OMG. I've never heard such insipid, sophomoric dialogue come out of the mouths of such good actors, who are asked to play "types" rather than real characters-with some exceptions, notably Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls). Let's see, Parenthood kind of reminds me of... Ah, yes, Modern Family. Except "Parenthood is a crazy trip. You stumble around and, hey, sometimes you succeed!" OMG. I've never heard such insipid, sophomoric dialogue come out of the mouths of such good actors, who are asked to play "types" rather than real characters-with some exceptions, notably Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls). Let's see, Parenthood kind of reminds me of... Ah, yes, Modern Family. Except that Modern Family is smart and clever, and only gets warm and sappy in that obligatory final sitcom minute when we're assured that no matter what curves life throws at us, we still have each other. Parenthood presumes to give us the inside dope on what parenting is all about. Please, just entertain me. Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2015
    5
    This is a little too pedestrian and sentimental for my taste. While some of the dialogue is genuinely warm and witty, there does need to be another focus outside of the family to keep things interesting and varied. Friday Night Lights, for example, had the family drama PLUS football and competition and is one of my favourite TV shows. Also, the main female character, Sarah Braverman,This is a little too pedestrian and sentimental for my taste. While some of the dialogue is genuinely warm and witty, there does need to be another focus outside of the family to keep things interesting and varied. Friday Night Lights, for example, had the family drama PLUS football and competition and is one of my favourite TV shows. Also, the main female character, Sarah Braverman, cries in almost every episode, which is very grating and pathetic. In fact, there is just too much crying and whining, period. It's distinctly average and nothing more. Expand
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. 75
    Parenthood strikes all the right notes, although it's not yet can't-miss television. It's sweet and funny and heartbreaking, and relatable to the point of cliche.
  2. Parenthood, like the experience itself, is an evolving tale, and one worth watching.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    75
    Tere's real promise in Parenthood. In time, we may all genuinely care whether Crosby and Sarah find themselves, or at least grow up.