The TV Series "Parenthood"
Date of Review:September 25, 2010
I watched Parenthood for the first time last week. My husband had watched it the week before and he wanted me to see it.
I think it is a very realistic portrayal of a family's life. It's quite real and "down to earth". I especially could appreciate the dad's need to "escape" to the car for some quiet time.
The show reminded me of how challenging our lives can truly be. But then again, perhaps it will help some people to come to terms with their own reality. "Be honest with yourself" I advise in my ebook "Escaping the Emotional Ghetto and Taking Control of Your Life", so I can appreciate the show's honesty.
I agree that it certainly demonstrates to others how challenging our lives are. Unless you have personal experience of parenting a child with special needs, there is no way of truly understanding our day to day struggles.
I give the show's producer kudos for taking a risk to be so blatantly honest. It's about time we have a show that's real.