The Fosters: Season 1 Reviews

April 17, 2018
There's no denying that The Fosters makes for engaging viewing.
January 21, 2014
It's hard to deny the storyline is offering up some meaty material for the series to explore.
January 16, 2014
The Fosters delights in the intricacies of family, and tackles those intricacies with largely endearing frankness.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 4, 2013
It could end up being an understated - but provocative - must watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 3, 2013
The Fosters, well-written and very well-acted, doesn't need to be unpredictable to be involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 3, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 3, 2013
There's heart here, and a message about not throwing away children that belongs on a network that puts "Family" in its title.
June 3, 2013
It suffers for being too tidily plotted, and a little too pleased with itself for its multiethnic and LGBT representations.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 3, 2013
If The Fosters ends up being half as good as The OC, I'll be watching all summer long.
June 3, 2013
Although it has some of the new-colt wobbliness common to newborn series, The Fosters... gets on its legs pretty quickly.
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June 3, 2013
The pilot episode is a pretty entertaining and well-plotted introduction to the series.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 3, 2013
It's probably worth sticking with The Fosters for an episode or two, simply because the show has all the upside in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 3, 2013
The Fosters has its heart in the right place. There's something refreshing about its unforced approach to redefining what a family looks like.
June 2, 2013
For the most part, the scenarios feel real and there's a lived-in quality to the family and how they relate to one another.
June 2, 2013
With luck, The Fosters will parlay its charming cast and spark of humor into something more.
May 31, 2013
The premiere does little to merit laying down roots.
May 31, 2013
The characters are appealing, and the actors seem to appreciate the easy work.
May 30, 2013
This could be the Beverly Hills, 90210 of its time. Only it's way better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5