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Parenthood - Meet the Bravermans and Be Part of the Family
My husband and I do not have a chance to watch a lot of TV, but we kept hearing people rave about Parenthood. During the first season, we missed the first 4 or 5 shows, so we watched them On Demand. I am so glad we did!!
The Braverman family in the show are a hoot to watch, yet they deal with so many real life situations. There are the parents Zeek and Camille (Millie) and their 4 adult children, their spouses, the grandchildren, and the significant others.
Parenthood writers and directors know how to create a diverse family. The issues are presented so the audience relates.
Meet the Kids
Adam is the oldest son, and his wife is Kristina. They have a teenage daughter, Haddie, who is a straight A student who decides to rebel and speak her mind. Her younger brother, Max, has Aspergers Syndrome with many special needs and requires a lot of time and energy. I have had several students with Aspergers, and I am so glad the show has respectfully illustrated what parents and siblings must experience, too.
Sarah is the oldest daughter who, in her youth, ran off to marry her wanna-be rock star boyfriend, and had two children who are now teens, Amber and Drew. Because Sarah has been left so often by her husband who has been fully into "sex, drugs, and Rock-and-Roll," she has left him. She lives in her parents' guest house. Zeek, her father, is a fun-loving grandpa who tries to fulfill the father figure for his two grandchildren who feel deserted by their father. Sarah is still try to find herself. While she has common sense, she is quirky and feels judged at times.
Julia is the youngest daughter married to Joel and their daughter is little Sydney. Julia is a corporate lawyer, and Joel stays home with Sydney even though he is a talented building contractor.
Crosby is the youngest of the Braverman family. He lives on a houseboat and still acts like a kid with no responsibility until Jasmine, his ex-girlfriend who is African-American, shows up with their 5 year old son that Crosby knew nothing about. He has some growing up to do.
As you can see, the show is family-oriented with the many dimensions we see in our own family and friends. The varied dynamics of the show gives it a several different story-lines and aspects that all audience members can relate to and laugh and cry with the family. Parenthood is a must-see show.
You will not want to miss an episode of the Bravermans as they deal with real life issues, good and bad. Come, be part of the family.
Take a look at the Parenthood trailers.
Check out Season One - you will be hooked
See the humor and the drama in this wonderful family.
© 2013 Susan Holland