The Fosters: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)



Critic Consensus: Boasting a charming cast, a sly sense of humor, and a whole lot of heart, The Fosters is a smart and insightful look at contemporary family life.


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Air date: Jun 3, 2013
Air date: Jun 10, 2013
Air date: Jun 17, 2013
Air date: Jun 24, 2013
Air date: Jul 1, 2013
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Air date: Jul 22, 2013
Air date: Jul 29, 2013
Air date: Aug 5, 2013
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The first season of this family drama focuses on the lives of domestic partners Stef Foster (Teri Polo) and Lena Adams (Sherri Saum) as they raise their unconventional family. Brandon (David Lambert), Stef's biological son from her marriage to Mike (Danny Nucci), finds himself in trouble while helping his younger siblings. Newly fostered Callie (Maia Mitchell) goes to extreme measures to protect her younger brother from an abusive father. Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) and Jesus (Jake T. Austin) are twins who were taken in and later adopted by Stef and Lena. Showing the complexities and difficulties of foster care, the show also demonstrates the positive effects of unconditional love.

Critic Reviews for The Fosters Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (10)

The Fosters, well-written and very well-acted, doesn't need to be unpredictable to be involving.

Jun 3, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The pilot episode is a pretty entertaining and well-plotted introduction to the series.

Jun 3, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The characters are appealing, and the actors seem to appreciate the easy work.

May 31, 2013 | Full Review…
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There's no denying that The Fosters makes for engaging viewing.

Apr 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It's hard to deny the storyline is offering up some meaty material for the series to explore.

Jan 21, 2014 | Full Review…

The show cannily plays to teen hopes and dreams - the school, for example, is on the edge of a gorgeous beach (the kids at 90210 never had it this lush) - but there's story for the adults as well.

Jun 3, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It suffers for being too tidily plotted, and a little too pleased with itself for its multiethnic and LGBT representations.

Jun 3, 2013 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The Fosters delights in the intricacies of family, and tackles those intricacies with largely endearing frankness.

Jan 16, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It could end up being an understated - but provocative - must watch.

Jun 4, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's probably worth sticking with The Fosters for an episode or two, simply because the show has all the upside in the world.

Jun 3, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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