Mostly for Jess but for everyone else too…
SERIOUSLY, WATCH PARENTHOOD. It will probably be renewed for a 6th season, but the 5th season finale was enough to end the whole series. Part of me hopes they don’t make another season just because the package as stands now, seasons 1-5, is so perfect. I never thought I’d like a show like this show, but when I binge watched the first 2 seasons a couple years ago on Netty, I was hooked.
The greatest strength of this show is its characters and their honest development through the seasons. And you fall in love with all of them. Every single episode will have you laughing and crying. And this is what all reviews of the show have said, which is why I’ve been hesitant to talk about what it is I looooove about it because it’s the same thing everyone else loves about it. I also see a lot of my family in the Bravermans, especially with my parents and Camille and Zeek.
I think this last season was especially poignant with the Julia/Joel story arc and the episode where someone pees in Max’s canteen while on a field trip… the scene with Kristina and Adam driving him home is the hardest I’ve ever cried at a TV show and probably a movie too. It was rough. Done by any other TV show, I would find all of the emotional points cheesy or wrought, but Parenthood just nails it right on the head and it hits you. It’s real. The show is incredible.
Lastly, AMAZING MUSIC. I can’t believe how good it is sometimes. You’ll be watching an episode, totally engulfed, then Andrew Bird starts playing and you’re like, “WTF IS THAT ANDREW FUCKING BIRD?”