5 Reasons We Love Watching: Parenthood

We're not going to lie: Parenthood is starting its final season this year—and if you've never watched it, you might think "Why would I start watching a show that's ending?" The answer is that it's a beautifully written and acted show that fills the void that the departure of Friday Night Lights (also by Jason Katims) left in your soul. The Bravermans aren't a perfect family, but you're going to wish they were yours anyway. Those who know already, we salute you. If we were Bravermans, we'd probably give you a list of 50 reasons to check out Parenthood, Thursdays at 10:00 on NBC—but we're only human, so here are five:

5. There are a LOT of people in this family, so whatever kind of storyline you want out of your drama, you'll be able to find it:

4. Sibling relationships have never seemed more wonderful/ideal/necessary:

3. Some of the finest, most naturalistic child actors are Bravermans, and you inwardly cringe when they ask awkward question:

2. There's a lot of crying (yours, theirs), but it's only because there's so much love:

1. And if Zeek (who raised spectacular kids, even if he's a bit of a dolt himself) tells you it'll be OK, it'll be OK:

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