My son, Justin, got us hooked on watching the television show Parenthood. When he lived in Washington, D.C. and when we would visit him, he would show us an episode or two of what television series he was watching. He introduced us to "24", Lost, Parks & Recreation, House of Cards, John Quincy Adams and others.
At first, Parenthood with Craig T. Nelson seemed over the edge in how it portrayed a large family with sibling and their spouses and kids. Family gatherings seemed to be an occasion for all of them to talk at the same time. Then the show started to grow on me.
We saw a family where everybody had their own lives, but they had an active identity and attitude as a family unit. They stood by each other in the ups and downs of daily living. They knew how to come together and they cared for each other.
One more thing about the show was pointed out to me when my daughter-in-law, Lauren, pointed to me as the patriarch of our family, much like the character "Zeke" in this television show. I had never thought of myself that way.
Then the current season started and the scenes with the family unit showing its stuff, it becamse a series of separate portraits with a light connection to each other. It was too much like a daytime soap opera. It doesn't keep my attention.
How many of you are watching tonight at 10 p.m. on NBC? Do you find the show entertaining? What do you or do not like about the storyline? Should the television series have another season?