It didn't take long. No big surprise there. Every spare moment I had was spent with the Bravermans. I saw them weather life-threatening illnesses, divorce, Asperger's, a same-sex relationship, adoption, new births, and more.
What sets "Parenthood" apart is the realness of the show and its characters. I can envision any one of these characters in my life. Zeek could easily be my dad or my uncle. Adam could be my brother, husband, or boss. Haddie could be my babysitter. Sarah could and should be my best friend, even my sister. And Kristina. Well, Kristina could be I.
"Parenthood" does life in such a way that you easily forget that you are watching TV. You think, and hope for just a moment, that you are watching home videos. The ensemble casts from veteran actors to those plucked out of obscurity is
I've laughed. I've cried (a lot). And tonight will be no exception. I've got my tissues ready as I ever so reluctantly bid a very fond farewell to my favorite TV family.
You will be missed, Bravermans.