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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 2, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 117 Ratings

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  • Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Lauren Graham, Monica Potter
  • Summary: Parenthood goes for a second try at the small screen after delays caused by cast and production changes to introduce the extended Bravermans clan. It includes Zeek and Camille's (Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia) four grown children (Lauren Graham, Peter Krause, Dax Shepard, ErikaParenthood goes for a second try at the small screen after delays caused by cast and production changes to introduce the extended Bravermans clan. It includes Zeek and Camille's (Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia) four grown children (Lauren Graham, Peter Krause, Dax Shepard, Erika Christensen) and their offspring. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
  • Creator: Jason Katims
  • Show Type: In Season
  • Season 1 premiere date: Mar 2, 2010
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Its first two episodes do give the show a very strong foundation on which to build.
  2. 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.
  3. 75
    While everyone is terrific, Tierney brought it to another level. Graham's Sarah is more frenetic than the low-key Tierney's version, but kudos to Graham for stepping in and making Sarah her own. Solid stuff all around.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    60
    The overstuffed pilot piles on a few too many weepy crises, many involving Adam’s young son (who may have Asperger’s syndrome), but the strong cast’s considerable charm breaks through.
  5. 60
    It has a very good cast, and Katims has a great track record. But he doesn't seem to have quite figured this one out yet.
  6. This one starts out at a frenetic clip, and even A-list talent is helpless in the face of the formulaic banter that such occasions demand. Only when the show slows down--midway through, does Parenthood suggest that it may have something worth watching.
  7. 30
    Watching this dismal intragenerational cluster of families is sort of like seeing a Roots for the cannibal gangs in The Road.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Nov 8, 2011
    10
    This is one of the best shows I've seen in a long time. It's got real life stories that make you laugh and then will have you crying 5 minsThis is one of the best shows I've seen in a long time. It's got real life stories that make you laugh and then will have you crying 5 mins later. I hope this show stays on for a long time. Expand
  2. May 17, 2011
    10
    Great show, characters, ensemble and storyline. Started watching it this year and fell in love with the charaters and appreciate theGreat show, characters, ensemble and storyline. Started watching it this year and fell in love with the charaters and appreciate the character development - can't wait until next season! Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2013
    10
    This show is amazing, highly recommended! It really shows the difficulties that life can throw at you, and how no matter how bad it mightThis show is amazing, highly recommended! It really shows the difficulties that life can throw at you, and how no matter how bad it might seem, there is always a silver lining. Great acting from the characters, most of the time, and I really hope that others will see how good it is, and not be put off by the critic score, who obviously don't know a good show when they see one! Expand
  4. Oct 25, 2010
    10
    Love the show, the characters, the diiferent families.
    I like this better than Brothers and sisters; B&S is just so chaotic and they're always
    Love the show, the characters, the diiferent families.
    I like this better than Brothers and sisters; B&S is just so chaotic and they're always arguing. I like this family drama as they deal with their daily lives and how they each deal with it. Love Monica Potter adn Sam Jeiger (Spelling....(Plays Joel)!
    Their teenage kids also deal with their problems, so we have the parents problems, grandparents problems as well as the kids......parents dealing with kids sex, withdrawl, drugs, cuteness, Asbergers, a child 'do-gooder' but mostly goes unnoticed
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  5. Oct 21, 2011
    9
    This show is a worthy successor to the Herskowitz/Zwick shows I miss so much (thirtysomething, My So-called Life, Once and Again, etc.).This show is a worthy successor to the Herskowitz/Zwick shows I miss so much (thirtysomething, My So-called Life, Once and Again, etc.). While the characters are overly-expressive in a way which can seem off-putting and unrealistic, this provides a dramatic world which becomes very involving and inspiring to viewers. The warm lighting, beautiful set design, and beautiful cast also enhance our eagerness to enter their world. This involvement in the many dramas and story-lines which enrich us as we consider our own feelings about their situations and decisions. Shows like this provide an important and satisfying reward shared by all worthy art: they prepare us for our own lives. Expand
  6. Jan 18, 2011
    8
    The fantastic ensemble is the highlight of this otherwise very good show. Krause and Graham are perfect, but the rest of the actors, andThe fantastic ensemble is the highlight of this otherwise very good show. Krause and Graham are perfect, but the rest of the actors, and particularly the young Mae Whitman really sell the material. A fun, if slow-moving family dramedy. Definitely worth your time, as it is only getting better. Expand
  7. Jan 30, 2015
    0
    Let me start this show is really stupid and dumb. My mother is obsessed with this show and i don't know why. All the show is a bunch ofLet me start this show is really stupid and dumb. My mother is obsessed with this show and i don't know why. All the show is a bunch of cheating ass wives and husband complain about the life. furthermore i don't care why the hell this show is on i really could care less. Expand

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