The Fosters

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The repercussions of Callie's decision to run away impact every member of the Foster family.
Starring
Teri PoloSherri SaumHayden Byerly
Genres
DramaRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Pilot
    June 3 2013
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Callie goes to live in the care of Lena and her partner Stef.
  2. 2. Consequently
    June 9 2013
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Callie is accused of selling pills around school.
  3. 3. Hostile Acts
    June 16 2013
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Mike asks Brandon to move in with him.
  4. 4. Quinceanera
    June 24 2013
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Everyone is celebrating Mariana's quinceanera.
  5. 5. The Morning After
    July 1 2013
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Stef and Lena try to find time to work on their relationship.
  6. 6. Saturday
    July 7 2013
    44min
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Brandon has an audition for a sought after piano coach.
  7. 7. The Fallout
    July 14 2013
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Lexi's parents punish her when they find the truth about Lexi and Jesus.
  8. 8. Clean
    July 21 2013
    43min
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Ana is pressuring Mariana for more money.
  9. 9. Vigil
    July 28 2013
    44min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Mariana and Jesus deal with the repercussions of their actions.
  10. 10. I Do
    August 4 2013
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Fosters are getting married, but Stef is not as involved as Lena likes.
  11. 11. The Honeymoon
    January 12 2014
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The family faces the realization Callie has run away.
  12. 12. House and Home
    January 19 2014
    43min
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Callie's fate is left in a judge's hands. Mariana joins a school play.
  13. 13. Things Unsaid
    January 27 2014
    42min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Callie and Brandon sneak around. Stef goes back to work, worrying Lena.
  14. 14. Family Day
    February 3 2014
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Callie considers applying for an apartment.
  15. 15. Padre
    February 9 2014
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Stef deals with a loss. Callie faces a tough decision.
  16. 16. Us Against the World
    February 16 2014
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Brandon goes to extremes to pay Mike back for the piano lessons.
  17. 17. Kids in the Hall
    February 23 2014
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Callie takes pictures of other foster kids to help get them homes.
  18. 18. Escapes and Reversals
    March 3 2014
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lexi visits Jesus by surprise. Stef and Lena decide on a sperm donor.
  19. 19. Don't Let Go
    March 9 2014
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Callie visits her father to see if he will sign away his parental rights.
  20. 20. Metropolis
    March 16 2014
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Ana gives Stef an ultimatum. Wyatt comes back to town.
  21. 21. Adoption Day
    March 23 2014
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Callie and Jude find out the truth about Donald.

More details

Directors
Joanna JohnsonPeter PaigeNorman BuckleyElodie KeeneRob MorrowLee RoseMartha MitchellAprill WinneyMelanie MayronRon Lagomarsino
Season year
2014
Network
ABC Family
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

383 global ratings

  1. 79% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this family-friendly series
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I didn't find out about this family show until 2017 - so, of course, I had to binge watch to catch up. Since finishing season five - with that trilogy; I've watched each episode at least 8 times. Each time is seeing someone else's perspective, noticing one more thing new. It's addictive, yet fun. It's rewarding - makes you realize how hard some lessons tend to be (and what to avoid yourself.)
7 people found this helpful
AceBearReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent show for the whole family.
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I was so very excited when I found "The Fosters" for my family and I to watch together. Coming from a non-traditional family it is difficult to find quality entertainment that can show the world that your non-traditional family is just as normal as everyone else's family. I am also glad that it's written for teenagers as well as adults to enjoy so that I can share this experience with my teenager and she can see she is not alone. The adult acting is superb and the teens are coming into their own as believable characters. I highly recommend this show!
3 people found this helpful
L. SandsReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Love Matters!
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I really appreciate this series for depicting a multi-ethnic blended family headed by two loving mothers. Not your everyday household, a lot of tough issues are addressed head on and from a number of diverse points of view. While many will assume these issues to be largely gender related, they go far beyond the obvious to touch on those related to children living in foster care, juvenile detention, dealing with bullying, ADHD, love, peer pressure and so much more. Despite a number of missteps and consequences, the storylines always return to the power of love within a family's unit and how much it actually does strengthen, encourage, heal and conquer.

For the most part, I disagree with the lenient parenting style often portrayed in many of the episodes, but my own have never been perfect, so it's good to watch a fictional TV family screw up, but still manage to hold it all together like the rest of us do in real life. And speaking of real life, I find this series to also be important as it represents a growing number of similar American families in a positive light. This is not only important for children living in such families to see, but for all of us who have not had this experience to be able to enjoy and relate to the family dynamic just the same.

I recommend this series to anyone who is looking for a good family drama that represents multiple and balanced points of views on family, parenting, teen issues, divorce, marriage and love.
4 people found this helpful
LBrandst129Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome
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It's SO GREAT to see ABC Family embracing alternative families and diversity in mainstream. This show is fun, thought provoking and inspiring and shows the extremely NORMAL day to day lives of a loving lesbian couple and their blended family. Taking a page from the 7th Heaven and similar family shows' playbook, The Fosters features many of the issues that families face, but in most cases, the episodes aren't overly cheesy (there are certainly a couple of exceptions).
2 people found this helpful
Neha PatelReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Perfect Show! A Fantastic Blend of Family Values and Relationships. An In-Depth Look at the Issues Foster Kids Face Daily.
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This show is one of the few brilliant programs available for its audience of pre-teens and young adults. Lessons to be learned are evident throughout each and every episode. I give it a rating of 5 stars because it captures the important issue of the ugly lives of foster kids and the hardships they face before and after adoption. Callie and her little brother are by far the most endearing and likable characters on the show. They have so much understanding about the "real world" and have plenty of negative experiences that would make anyone think it fine for them to be bitter and hateful. The most surprising thing of all, though, is they're not. They're kind and are instilled with a unique set of values that would make any generation proud. "Switched at Birth" is the only other show on ABC Family that is remotely similar to "The Fosters" in terms of dealing with stereotypes, biases, and real life. Between these two great shows, I still think "The Fosters" comes out on top, mainly because of the characters and their likability factor. Most, if not all, characters on "The Fosters" evoke a certain kind of sympathy that strikes a chord within the hearts of its viewers, whereas, the characters of "Switched at Birth" may have their redeeming qualities and cause viewers to feel sympathy towards their plight, but overall, they don't, in my opinion, make anyone's heart melt. I always find some character or the other to strongly dislike or disagree with by the end of each episode of "Switched at Birth." Completely not the case for "The Fosters," however. "The Fosters" truly shines in this respect. Overall, I would highly recommend this show and fully believe it deserves a 5-star rating!
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Peggy HughesReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
The True "Gay Agenda"
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The Fosters is a wonderful real-life family story I like to call the true "gay agenda" because the lesbian moms and their kids are living through what typical American families live through and it's not about typical steriotyping of any people group. As they work together any family can see similarities to their own lives, and the "gayness" no longer seems to be a big deal. This is true life to most of gay Americans.
SeeSReviewed in the United States on October 17, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love it.
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This is my all time fave. I know it is a teen show and that it has a bit of a soap opera quality to it, but when new episodes come out, I am a complete prisoner of the series until I finish it. Nuanced perspective of the many issues dealt with by parents and teens.
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Tonda LayaReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fabulous look at foster kids and loving foster families
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Not many TV shows can keep me interested or mentally stimulated. "The Fosters" is an incredibly honest, up-to-date
look at the problems faced by families and the kids they bring into their home. No subject is left out, nor should it be. The casting for this show is impeccable. The chemistry is working with the cast and the problems that arise are dealt with in a way where every viewing family can learn the importance of family structure, discussion, discipline, respect, core values of honesty and integrity. I recommend this show to all families and anyone who wants to grow and learn about love and acceptance of each other with all our human frailties and shortcomings.....I pray this show will go on for a very long time. I send profound thanks to Jennifer Lopez for being a producer and to the other producers ....I can't remember their names but thank you for your bravery and the gift you have given to us!
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