Parenthood: Season 3 Reviews

February 22, 2019
Week after week, the Braverman family locks onto your heart and rips at your emotions until you have an intertwined cry and chuckle.
February 22, 2019
I am a sucker for fairy tale endings in television shows and movies. Life is already full of bittersweet moments, why on earth would I turn to fiction for anything less than perfect endings?
February 22, 2019
It was in many ways as good a premiere for this type of show as you could hope for: there're plenty of things for fans of the show to latch on to: family dynamics, heart, humor, awkwardness.
February 20, 2019
With a strong ensemble, heartfelt writing, and quality production values, "Parenthood" is a very entertaining drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 20, 2019
The [finale] episode was perfect. Not a beat was missing. It had everything. Brawls, sex, laughter, tears, marriage, proposals, a possible adoption and more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.9/5
February 20, 2019
In short, the show behaved the way families do, with a striking simulacrum of the pace and unexpected rhythms of parenthood.
February 20, 2019
The show is messy, yes, with its overreliance on indie folk, its odd storytelling rhythms, and its tonal shifts; but after its third season, it's messy in a way that seems not just forgivable, but needed.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 2, 2018
The show is still a quality piece of drama worth your time.
September 20, 2013
Parenthood... [is] a lighthearted, often sentimental, but never saccharine drama that seeks to form an emotional bond with its audience. In essence, Parenthood is the kind of drama families should be watching with one another.
September 20, 2013
A sprawling, multigenerational ensemble series, Parenthood might look like a soap opera, suspiciously overstocked with sequences of family members dancing in the kitchen. Yet it's one of only two great dramas on network television.
September 13, 2011
I enjoy it for its mix of tones as much as I do for the terrific performances from the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 13, 2011
Parenthood works because the show has kept up with the times.
September 13, 2011
Having too many compelling directions to take a series in is far better than having too few.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4