Parenthood

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Sarah Braverman (Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls), a financially strapped single mother, uproots her two teens, Amber (Mae Whitman, In Treatment) and Drew (Miles Heizer, ER), to move back home. Sarah is greeted by her father, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson, Family Stone) and mother, Camille (Bonnie Bedelia, Heart Like a Wheel), who are dealing with their own marital issues. Sister Julia (Erika Christensen, Traffic) is a successful corporate attorney trying to juggle work and motherhood, alongside her stay-at-home husband, Joel (Sam Jaeger, Eli Stone). Younger brother Crosby (Dax Shepard, Baby Mama) must suddenly contend with accepting responsibility when an old flame Jasmine (Joy Bryant, Antwone Fisher) shows up and he must re-evaluate his priorities. And eldest brother Adam (Peter Krause, Six Feet Under), must relinquish his preconceived expectations about what constitutes a "normal" family when he and wife Kristina (Monica Potter, Trust Me) and teen daughter Haddie (Sarah Ramos, American Dreams) learn that their eccentric son Max (Max Burkholder, Brother and Sisters), is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
Starring
Peter KrauseLauren GrahamDax Shepard
Genres
ComedyDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    March 2, 2010
    50min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    From Executive Producers Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Jason Katims, "Parenthood" introduces us to the very large, very colorful and imperfect Braverman family.
  2. 2. Man Versus Possum
    March 9, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Adam and Kristina take steps to address Max's issues while Sarah looks for a job.
  3. 3. The Deep End of the Pool
    March 16, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Adam and Kristina have their hands full when Max gets kicked out of school while Sarah struggles with her love life.
  4. 4. Whassup
    March 23, 2010
    42min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    The Braverman parents are at a loss when Haddie has a secret boyfriend and Drew becomes a man.
  5. 5. The Situation
    March 30, 2010
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    Drew helps Adam out when Max is back on the baseball team while Sarah makes a new friend - Jason Ritter ("The Class", "Joan of Arcadia") Guest Stars.
  6. 6. The Big 'O'
    April 6, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    Kristina's worrying affects her sex life while Crosby tries to tell his parents he has a son - Minka Kelly (NBC's "Friday Night Lights") and Jason Ritter ("The Class") guest star.
  7. 7. What's Goin' On Down There?
    April 13, 2010
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Adam juggles his family's schedules while Sarah's relationship goes to the next level -- Minka Kelly ("Friday Night Lights") and Jason Ritter ("W") Guest Star.
  8. 8. Rubber Band Ball
    April 20, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Amber's ex is back in her life while Julia worries that Sydney has Asperger's.
  9. 9. Perchance to Dream
    April 27, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Adam is left in charge of the household when Kristina goes back to work while Sarah tries to get Amber excited about college.
  10. 10. Namaste No More
    May 4, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Sarah discovers her father's secrets while Julia shows her competitive side when she coaches her daughter's soccer team.
  11. 11. Solace
    May 11, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Zeek becomes Adam's houseguest while Amber feels incredibly guilty.
  12. 12. Team Braverman
    May 18, 2010
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Bravermans are at war over Haddie and Amber.
  13. 13. Lost and Found
    May 25, 2010
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Season Finale -- Sarah and Amber reach a boiling point. Jason Ritter ("The Class," "W") guest stars.

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  1. Bonus: Parenthood - Sneak Peek
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    February 15, 2010
    8min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Get a special, behind-the-scenes look at Parenthood - NBC's funny and moving series inspired by the box-office hit of the same name, featuring an all-star cast of fan-favorite actors. Plus: exclusive footage from the first season!

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PeteReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best quality program on TV
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We only recently began watching parenthood on Amazon Prime never having watched it while on network TV. Parenthood is the best quality program we have ever watched. Every character has depth, believability and charisma and each episodes storyline creates interest and drama on a level that makes sense to us having experienced parenthood on every level. Although youth deems itself eternal we are now grandparents. Our kids don't live so close that their lives intertwine with ours the way they do on parenthood and yet the stories are still very relatable. Parenthood is extremely well written and well acted in such a way that it feels real and yet a quality real not the trash that is dished out in some "reality" shows. They touch on subjects relevant to today's world that Leave it to Beaver would never have known but they don't resort to nudity or profanity as some other cable shows do to show how hip they are. You can enjoy this show with your wife, with your kids or with your own parents without worrying about a shock treatment.
6 people found this helpful
TheresaReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best TV show ever
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This show was my absolute most favorite TV show of all time. Now that it has been cancelled :-(, it is so great to be able to go back and watch the entire series again from the very beginning. The excellent writers portrayed a very true-to-life family in the Braverman clan - the Dad and Mom, their 4 grown children, and each of their families. Over the years, the Bravermans have experienced so many things that the average person/family could relate to, all while maintaining the love and the extraordinarily close-knit family bonds that made this show so heartwarming. There would be fights and disagreements, but the deep binding love was always there. The show made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me happy, it made me angry, and it taught me things along the way. I will miss this TV family very much, but at least I can revisit them thru Amazon.
3 people found this helpful
M. EatonReviewed in the United States on September 29, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Smart, funny, heartwarming and uplifting --- all I need in a television show!
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I ditched my TV a few years ago because the quality of programming didn't meet my needs: too much negativity and sensationalism, and not enough heart. As a child of the 80's and MTV, though, it's hard for me to give up this form of entertainment completely. That's where shows like Parenthood come in.

Parenthood is smart, funny, compassionate, and addictively entertaining. I only wish there were more seasons or episodes so I could watch it year-round whenever I have some downtime.

Season 1 of the show is solid from the start, incorporating great writing and actors that bring myriad stories to life. I've enjoyed Lauren Graham since Gilmore Girls, and Peter Krause since Sports Night. Dax Shepherd is a new favorite, along with Monica Potter. Casting Mae Whitman was a pretty ingenius move, too - she's been likeable to me since her very vanilla (but hilarious) role on Arrested Development.

I'm pretty much a fan of any TV shows Ron Howard has a hand in these days, so you can consider this review extremely biased!
One person found this helpful
GabrielleReviewed in the United States on January 1, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
My son has Asperger's.I learned more from watching this TV series to help him, than three years of counseling for him with psych
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My son has Asperger's. I learned more from watching this TV series to help him than three years of counseling for him with his Asperger psychiatrist! NO joke. Besides that most important learning aspect, the show is well written, acted and directed and worth it all for the entertainment value as well.
4 people found this helpful
GAMReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Parenthood worked because of excellent actors.
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Sappy & more unbelievable than I thought it would be. Are any families that tight? Not mine for sure. But Parenthood worked because of the excellent actors. I never watched it on NBC. I crash watched the entire Seasons 1-5 on Amazon Prime in one week. I was kind of OMG give me a break! The way they just popped over at each other's houses & phoned to ask stupid questions or advice on things they could figure out themselves, I still liked it & it made me cry sometimes. The only actress I couldn't stomach was Joy Bryant. She didn't know what the hell she wanted half the time & was bossy & controlling.
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autism momReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best show on TV!
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I rate this at the top of TV programs! I didn't realize that this series had been on for a few years already and only started watching after seeing previews showing Ray Romano. I'm so glad that got me to watching because this is the most intelligent, best written series. I especially love Lauren Graham, Peter Krause and Monica Potter. They storyline with Max's Asperger's is wonderful. My adult son has autism which is much more severe than that of the Max character. As the parent of a child with autism I can tell you that the writers have done their homework and do a great job in writing for the character. The young man playing Max is a great actor and he should be proud of his work. Monica Potter's cancer storyline was absolutely brilliant as well. I was so happy to watch the first season and can't wait to watch season's 2 and 3. Let's hope they bring this show back for many more seasons!
2 people found this helpful
Flobi Wan KenobiReviewed in the United States on January 4, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
THE BEST SHOW SINCE THE COSBY'S
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I LOVE this show! There are not enough words to express my delight in this sitcom. My 15 y.o. son & I have watched Parenthood since the pilot episode & we can't get enough. I had to buy the dvd's as soon as it came out to relive the Braverman story whenever I wished. Almost every episode in Season 1 had me in tears. The drama is filled with real to life situations that ANY family can relate to no matter your background, upbringing, nationality, or status. The actors make the characters "real" & relatable. There's nothing cheesy or overdramatic about the storyline. My only complaint was when I received the set the first disc had a deep scratch in it right out of the box. I have no idea how that happened but it didn't effect the playback quality. A must see for all families!
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dldReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Parenthood Season 1
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This show in season 1 is well written, with great characters and also an excellent ensemble cast. I also love seeing Craig T Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia cast as the patriarch and matriarch of this family. I also enjoy Peter Krause from Six feet under cast as the oldest sibling in the family.

The show is about a family with all it's dysfunctions, interactions, imperfections and love despite all of these things.

The executive producers are Ron Howard and Brian Grazer so it isn't a surprise that this show is so well done.
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