Monday, March 08, 2010

Parenthood

I watched Tuesday's premier of NBC's new series Parenthood last night on DVR. It sports an impressive cast, bracing dialogue, and enough family dysfunction to fill several seasons. I hope the writers can keep up the pace they set in the first episode, but it's definitely one to keep an eye on.

5 comments:

trumwill said...

Have you seen Modern Family? If so, how do they compare?

Φ said...

I have not. Actually, a pro-family group has described the show as pro-homosexual agitprop, and on that basis I have signed petitions of protest to its advertisers.

Sorry.

Moonfairy said...

I watched Parenthood, I thought it was really interesting, looking forward to seeing how it develops! As far as Modern Family, I enjoy watching it, I don't think it's "pro-homosexual" at all. I think it's more about tolerance of different lifestyle choices within a family. (I am a married mother of three and my brother is gay living with his partner for almost two years now, so I find a lot of truth to the show and how it deals with the issues of mixed families).

As far as comparing the two, I think modern family is much more humorous and quirky and Parenthood looks like its going to be more serious and more dramatic.

trumwill said...

It's not pro-homosexual agitprop (or at least is not from what I have seen of it), but it does fall under the category of shows that people uncomfortable or hostile to homosexuality wouldn't watch it for long. I was hoping you'd seen an episode before deciding it wasn't for you :).

Thanks for the rundown, Fairy. I will probably stick to the more comedic show. I don't have as much patience for drama these days.

Φ said...

I guess I like dramas that are also funny. I haven't been a fan of a non-animated sitcom in 20 years.

For instance, on Trumwill's recommendation I started tuning into "How I Met Your Mother". While I respect the creativity, the final product is so cringe-inducing as to be unwatchable.