no, not my recent entry into the foray, but rather the NBC tv show is what i’m talking about. the show is SO GOOD. and sure, the show does have its share of some attractive people, but what is really surprising is that the show does not lean on its attractive cast to carry the show.
the acting is good. what’s more important is that the writing is good. and it is this marriage of good writing and good acting that makes this show so good. the storyline of each of the families is compelling and i love that i really feel for each of the characters. there are no one-dimensional characters that are predictable. i’m constantly surprised by these characters and how they cope with the situations that they are thrust into.
the drama in the show feels believable. maybe there’s a lot more dysfunction in this family than usual. maybe there’s more drama in an episode than most people have in their lifetimes. and maybe, just maybe it feels a little too convenient at how quickly things move along, but there’s something about this show that is just so interesting. the show explores the trials of parenthood. sure, there are moments of comedy, but family life isn’t all fun and games. there’s plenty of that, too, but being a family is about living through the times of good and surviving through the times of bad. it’s seeing this voyage play out on this show that draws me to it.
who knows, maybe it’s just because i got the rest of the family sick and we’re muddling through our own little rough patch, but i do like the show and am glad that it got picked up for next season.