Parenthood: Season 1 (2010)


Season 1
Parenthood

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Parenthood is a warm and engaging show that sometimes succumbs to the chaos of its cast.

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Critic Ratings: 30

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Air date: Mar 2, 2010

Sarah and her two children move back to her parents' home; her commitment-phobic brother, Crosby, has to face responsibility when an old flame visits unexpectedly.

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Air date: Mar 9, 2010

Zeek encourages Sarah to dream big while searching for a job; Crosby bonds with his newly discovered son; a mother from Sydney's school aggravates Julia.

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Air date: Mar 16, 2010

Max gets kicked out of school; Sarah breaks up with Jim; Crosby and Jabbar spend a fun day together; Julia thinks she is missing out on her daughter's life.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2010

Adam and Kristina try to investigate Haddie's secret relationship; Jabbar has an accident under Crosby's watch.

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Air date: Mar 30, 2010

Drew helps Adam out when Max rejoins the baseball team; Sarah makes friends with Amber's English teacher (Jason Ritter); Julia tries to teach Sydney to stand up for herself.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2010

Kristina's constant worrying affects her love life; Max starts working with a young behavioral aide (Minka Kelly); Sarah debates whether she should go out with Amber's teacher; Crosby tries to get the courage to tell his parents about Jabbar.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2010

Adam tries to spend more time with his family; Sarah's relationship with Mr. Cyr exceeds her expectations; Kristina and Julia re-evaluate their career choices.

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Air date: Apr 20, 2010

Amber's ex-boyfriend arrives from Fresno, putting the family on alert; Zeek takes Adam on a road trip for father-son bonding; Julia and Joel fear that Sydney may suffer from Asperger's.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2010

Kristina goes back to work, leaving Adam in charge of the household for the weekend; Sarah runs into an ex; Crosby and Jasmine go on a real date.

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Air date: May 4, 2010

Jasmine and Crosby's relationship heats up; Sarah stumbles on Zeek's financial problems; Haddie turns to Amber for advice.

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Cast & Crew

Peter Krause
Adam Braverman

Actor
Dax Shepard
Crosby Braverman

Actor
Craig T. Nelson
Zeek Braverman

Actor
Lauren Graham
Sarah Braverman

Actor
Max Burkholder
Max Braverman

Actor
Miles Heizer
Drew

Actor
Sam Jaeger
Joel

Actor
Erika Christensen
Julia Braverman

Actor
Monica Potter
Kristina

Actor
Mae Whitman
Amber

Actor
Sarah Ramos
Haddie

Actor
Savannah Paige Rae
Sydney Braverman

Actor
Bonnie Bedelia
Camille Braverman

Actor
Joy Bryant
Jasmine

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Jason Ritter
Guest Star
Marguerite Moreau
Katie

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Minka Kelly
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Tom Amandes
Dr. Pelikan

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Tyree Brown
Jabbar Trussell

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Erinn Hayes
Racquel

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Ron Howard
Executive Producer
Brian Grazer
Executive Producer
Jason Katims
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Parenthood: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Parenthood: Season 1

  • Apr 27, 2020
    Good, not great, but there's real potential in Parenthood.
  • May 23, 2017
    I see a split in quality in this show, along these lines: the characters and overall scenario are excellent, but the dialogue and some of the character relationship dynamics are just fair. As a parent, I resonated with many, many of the plot lines, and they were well developed in the long arc. But the way the characters seem interminably to say "Hey" to each other every time they meet, is quite distracting and for me, annoying. I remember (Season 1) when Kristina stumbled into the kitchen out of bed, and Adam and she say "Hey" to each other. Who says "Hey" at such a time? I have actually never (almost never?) heard someone say "Hey" as a sign of greeting. The other persistent, annoying device is that these characters are constantly apologizing, and not in just one direction: as soon as there is a little friction between two characters, you can be sure that they will both end up apologizing to each other, even if (at least) one of them had a good reason for what they did or said. I think I like Max best, because he never says "Hey" as a greeting, and he almost never apologizes. The endless apologizing and making up takes away from the impact. My favorite moment, due to its veracity, was when Adam said to Zeek that he (Adam) was always angry. That had an intensity and believability that is suitable for real adult drama. The rest of the show portrays real life for adults and their children, but always with a "safety" filter. Little of the true rawness of life shows through. Still, it is better than most TV and movies, and I am i the middle of watching season 4.
  • May 18, 2016
    Further proof that "critics" are often clueless
  • Dec 30, 2015
    The show is vanilla but sweet. It has the benefit of avoiding stupid gag-like comedy, but the storyline tends to go all over the place at times. The acting isn't bad but I just can't stand Max. I don't know if it's the character or the actor but he's got those ear splitting squeaks that makes me wanna tear my hair out. I have to mute the sound everytime he's in a shot. I just can't stand the little brat.
  • Mar 10, 2015
    The front half of the season was great, once we understood the wide palette of character suddenly thrusted in front of us in the pilot. The gravity of the group-hug event was thankfully phased out at the end of each episode. As the stories developed and the chaos of the early episodes settled, the strength of the acting outshone the need to simulate similar shows on television on different networks (a la Modern Family). In terms of the characters, I enjoy the Max and Adam's stories immensely. It's a very touching and vivid illustration of disabilities and it's impact on parents. However, Sarah and Amber both come across as really irritating and self-absorbed with few redeeming qualities. It's a shame because I feel Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman are the two best actors on the show. Crosby is largely forgettable, and Julia and Joel are largely C-plot material. It has the pieces for a really good show, and I feel the first season only showed a glimpse of its potential. We shall see!
  • Oct 10, 2014
    Jag gillar att upptäcka serier när det redan finns förra säsonger att plöja. Denna är helt okej, fokus på familj och relationer och allt härligt och besvärligt kring det. Huvudpersonerna är 4 syskon men väldigt olika karaktärer och alla människor i deras närhet.

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