Best Drama TV Shows on Netflix Right Now (2020)

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9. Parenthood

Release Year: 2010

Creator: Jason Katims

Starring: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Craig T. Nelson

The Braverman’s family tree is the subject of Parenthood, which finished their six-year run last spring. I binge-watched the first five seasons on Netflix after missing the boat on the NBC drama before watching the final season live.

I didn’t have a favorite branch of the Braverman family with Adam (Krause), Sarah (Graham), Julia (Christensen) and Crosby (Shepard) because throughout the run there were times I hated their character and in other episodes/seasons, I grew to like them and their evolution of their character.

This was far from the cookie-cutter family drama where there is a happy ending at the end of the hour and everything can go back to normal and no one ever has to go to bed with a negative thought in their head. Bad stuff happens in real life. People get sick and die. Parenting is hard. Love is hard. Growing up is hard.

Parenthood showed something everyone could relate to in their own life. We felt like a part of the family by association. We cried when they did. We laughed when they did. Don’t you just wish you could be a part of a Braverman Thanksgiving?

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