May 292016
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Thank you to The Motherhood for partnering to let me share my reasons to watch Parenthood on UPtv!

Parenthood is one of my favorite series that has been on TV in the last few years.  There’s so much right with that show, and very little (any?) that’s wrong with it.

6 Reasons Not to Miss Parenthood on UPtv

Every season, hubs and I try and pick one or two shows that are basically our 30- or 60-minute midweek date nights.  Something family-friendly (because, Bubbles) that we can watch together and really get into.  Parenthood was one of these shows.

If you happened to miss Parenthood when it originally aired, then all is not lost!  You’re going to be able to watch – from the very first episode – Parenthood on UPtv starting Monday, May 30th.  You’ll even be able to binge-watch the first four episodes, as they’ll be running from 8 p.m. until midnight.

6 Reasons Not to Miss Parenthood on UPtv

If you’re already a Parenthood fan (yay Team Braverman!) this is a great chance to reconnect with the entire Braverman clan.

6 Reasons to Watch Parenthood on UPtv

Regardless if you’re an old fan or a soon-to-be fan, here are 6 (spoiler-free!) reasons you should be watching Parenthood on UPtv starting Monday.

The Cast

The ensemble of actors they put together is perfect in every way.  Everyone from Craig T. Nelson that plays Zeek, the patriarch of the Braverman family, to Max Burkholder who plays Max, a young kid with Asperger’s syndrome, is wonderful in their role.  Even the guest stars, who sometimes initially appear to be odd choices, are carefully selected and end up being just the right addition.

6 Reasons Not to Miss Parenthood on UPtv

The Family

Before the end of the episode you will want to join the Braverman family, and the urge will just get stronger from there.  Family is the central theme of Parenthood, in all it’s messy glory.  But through it all they pull together, problem solve, and figure it out.  Because that’s what families do.  They apparently also show up at your office whenever they need to get their lives together – and I love it.

6 Reasons Not to Miss Parenthood on UPtv

The Realism

I think Parenthood may have been one of the most realistic shows I’ve ever watched.  There’s conflict, whether it’s between family members, classmates or coworkers.  Bartering with your grandkids, wondering if your job is going to be there tomorrow, dealing with disease, or trying to navigate the waters of married life – it’s all there.  Even when you finally find someone you think you’re going to love to hate, something happens and you have to rethink it.

6 Reasons Not to Miss Parenthood on UPtv

The Joy

A family that plays (and talks and eats and everything else) together stays together and the Bravermans exemplify that.  Spontaneous dance parties, cheering on a family member that has achieved a goal, pickup games of sports that make even the teenagers want to participate.  There are plenty of occasions to smile and laugh along with the characters.

6 Reasons Not to Miss Parenthood on UPtv

The Tears

You will cry watching Parenthood; it’s just a given.  At the end of the first episode both my husband and I had tears in our eyes, and that continued as the season (and series) went on.  Sometimes those tears turned into a big, ugly cry, too.  It goes back to the realism point: life is not all sunshine and roses, and sometimes you have to hurt before you can heal.

The Music

The intro of every episode includes a glimpse of the family dining al fresco in the backyard under twinkling strings of lights while Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” plays.  It makes you wish they lived across the road and you could join them.  Other well-placed songs include “When We Were Young” (Lucy Schwartz), “Live Forever” (Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors), “Change of Time” (Josh Ritter), and many more.

6 Reasons Not to Miss Parenthood on UPtv

So join me on Monday night and catch Parenthood on UPtv.  I know you’ll come to love and root for the entire Braverman clan: patriarch and matriarch Zeek & Camille; their son Adam, his wife Kristina and their kids Haddie & Max; their daughter Sarah, and her kids Amber & Drew Holt; their son Crosby, his son Jabbar and Jabbar’s mom Jasmine Trussell; and their daughter Julia, her husband Joel, and their daughter Sydney.

Will you be watching Parenthood on UPtv?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  10 Responses to “6 Reasons Not to Miss Parenthood on UPtv”

  1. My hubs and I just finished watching on Netflix…and we’re really sad it’s over. lol Such a great show!

  2. I LOVED Parenthood and was so disappointed when it was cancelled! I agree with everything you said about the show. It was one of the best series I have ever watched.

  3. I have heard that this show is a must see, but I have not seen it yet. Too bad it was canceled!

    • All good things must come to an end. :) I was glad they were able to plan out the last season in advance, so there weren’t any loose ends.

  4. This was my favorite show. So fun, sentimental and realistic. I cried every episode. So sad that they cancelled it.

  5. This is one of my all time favorite shows and I think it is great to get to see it again. I will be watching Parenthood. I can not wait.

  6. I LOVE Parenthood…such a great show. :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. I have been watching parenthood on uptv. When is it coming back?

    • I’m not sure when it will be back on UP, Gwen. I DID hear a great rumor, though, that there may be new episodes of Parenthood coming in the next few years. Fingers crossed!

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