“Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” — Brad Henry
Every once in a while, a show comes along that brilliantly touches our hearts as well as our minds. Parenthood is that rare type of show and one of the best stories about family there is. Starting on May 20, Parenthood will launch on UPtv at 8 pm with episodes running through midnight.
Now is the time to catch this heartwarming show if you haven’t seen it, or, for those who have already fallen in love with the series, to re-visit Parenthood from the beginning.
This critically acclaimed drama follows the ups and downs of the Braverman family, starting with Zeek and Camille, the matriarch and patriarch. The four adult Braverman siblings – Adam, Sarah, Crosby and Julia share the joys, trials, heartbreaks and celebrations of parenthood.
From my perspective, Adam (Peter Krause) is the more responsible brother. As the oldest, he’s had to be, but, that doesn’t necessarily mean he always wants to. Sarah (Lauren Graham), is the somewhat wild child, divorced with two kids and, as the saga begins, moving back home with her parents for financial reasons. Crosby (Dax Shepard) is the third child, striving to find his place in the world who gets an unexpected surprise in the premiere. Julia (Erika Christensen), the youngest child, is a competitive lawyer, and is as much by the book as Sarah is a free spirit.
Where this all becomes fascinating to me is how their personalities blend as they grow and the categories they fit in change and overlap. With all the kids and grandkids, this large family goes through a lot of heartache and change, but the one constant is them always being there for one another.
I fell in love with this show because it is so authentic and true to life, because it isn’t afraid to explore any issue, and because of the family camaraderie. With any up or down, they join forces to either celebrate or brainstorm a plan.
One of my favorite stories involves Adam and his wife Kristina’s son, Max, who starts the series at age 9. Diagnosed with Aspergers, his is not an easy road, but, his struggles and triumphs are moving and affect the family, just as everyone’s actions affect one another.
UPtv sent us a premiere watching kit for Parenthood which is really cool!
A tote bag, light blanket to snuggle on the couch, tissues, wineglass and popcorn!
And, my favorite of all, this hoodie to which they added my name. I love it because when you watch The Bravermans, you really become part of the family!
This is a show the whole family will love. There is plenty of humor mixed with the drama, wonderful stories and a stellar cast!
So grab your snack and beverage of choice and catch the premiere 5/30 at 8pm. If you want to binge watch, there will be five episodes Monday night. Check out the schedule on UPtv for more Parenthood!
Have you watched Parenthood? Who is your favorite character?
This post is brought to you by UPtv & The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.