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Parenthood - Season 1 [DVD]

Peter Krause , Lauren Graham    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 4 July 2011
  • Run Time: 545 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004VMHUM4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,824 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Created by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights), NBC's Parenthood arrives with a roster of familiar names, including producer Ron Howard, who directed the original comedy. In the pilot, Adam Braverman (Peter Krause, Six Feet Under) learns that his son, Max (Max Burkholder), may have Asperger's syndrome; his brother, Crosby (Dax Shepard), finds out he's a father; and Sarah (Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls) moves back to Berkeley with her kids, Drew (Miles Heizer) and Amber (Mae Whitman, Arrested Development). That leaves their sister, Julia (Erika Christensen), who struggles to balance motherhood with a career.

Until she finds a place of her own, the divorced Sarah lives with parents Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) and Camille (Bonnie Bedelia), who aren't as happy as she thought. She also reconnects with an old high-school boyfriend (Glee's Mike O'Malley) and considers a relationship with Amber's English teacher (Joan of Arcadia's Jason Ritter), while Crosby gets to know his son with Jasmine (Joy Bryant), a former flame. Adam's 15-year-old daughter, Haddie (Sarah Ramos), also starts dating, which causes her father and mother, Kristina (Monica Potter), no end of stress.

The cozy California setup--including overlapping dialogue--recalls Brothers and Sisters, except Parenthood moves at a more relaxed pace. The entire ensemble is strong, even Shepard, an actor best known for comedies, like Idiocracy. In their commentary on the first episode, Katims and director Thomas Schlamme say they shot the pilot with Maura Tierney, who had to drop out due to health reasons (they re-shot after Graham joined the cast). If Parenthood is rarely as funny as the 1989 movie, it becomes more emotionally involving as these 13 episodes unfold (a benefit of long-form storytelling). Interestingly, it's the second series to spin off the film--the 1990 version met with cancellation. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Product Description

All 13 episodes from the first season of the US comedy following the lives of four siblings as they try to navigate the ups and downs of parenthood. Zeek and Camille Braverman (Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia) have four grown children; single mother Sarah (Lauren Graham) is moving back to her parents with her two children, Amber and Drew (Mae Whitman and Miles Heizer); corporate attorney Julia (Erika Christensen) is trying to keep things afloat while her husband, Joel (Sam Jaeger), stays at home; Crosby (Dax Shepard) is finally having to face up to adult responsibility; whilst eldest son Adam (Peter Krause) and wife Kristina (Monica Potter) discover that their oddball son, Max (Max Burkholder), has Asperger's Syndrome. Episodes comprise: 'Pilot', 'Man vs. Possum', 'The Deep End of the Pool', 'Wassup', 'The Situation', 'The Big 'O', 'What's Goin' On Down There?', 'Rubber Band Ball', 'Perchance to Dream', 'Namaste No More', 'Solace', 'Team Braverman' and 'Lost and Found'.


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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better with Every Episode 1 Dec 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought the DVDs for the 1st series as it has not aired in the UK. Loved the Gilmore Girls but parenthood is just as good, if not better. All the characters are interesting,the actors are all excellent and the show is a realistic view of family life. Serious and fun at the same time. One of the best US series, just wish it were available on TV in the UK. Worth buying and will definitely buy season 2 (and 3 once released). Hope it wins some awards for the actors involved if it has not already done so.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid acting, great family drama series.. 8 July 2011
By Beanie Luck Spud TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Parenthood whilst based on the film starring steve martin is actually nothing remotely like it. Its not a comedy but a very serious drama that deals with very serious issues.

Craig T Nelson is fab as Zeke, old family patriarch and the very lovely Bonnie Bedelia plays his long suffering wife. Together they have 4 children, Adam, Sarah, Julia and Crosby. They also have 6 grandchildren, Amber, Drew, Haddie, Max, Sydney and Jabar.

There are great actors playing the other parts, Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Monica Potter (who i still reckon looks like julia roberts), Erika Christensen, Dax Shephard who is best known for his roles on Punk'd and yet manages to pull off serious acting quite spectacularly, Mae Whitman i think is the stand out actor on this show for me, her role as troubled and tormented teen Amber really does break your heart.

There are recurring guest appearances from Jason Ritter, William Baldwin, Minka Kelly, John Corbett who all deliver great performances.

This isnt your stereotypical family drama where everyone is perfect and nothing ever goes wrong, you see divorces, abuse, separation, dealing with teenagers, a young member diagnosed with asperbergers syndrome and the effects it has on the whole family, a couple struggling to conceieve a child, family role dynamics and the very real issue of what kids go through in a divorce and all the issues are dealt with in a very real, very normal way and everyone will see at least some of their family in it.

There are some funny light hearted moments in it and its not all serious all the time, it will make you smile, it will make you laugh and it will make you cry but it is one of the best cast ensembles you will see on television, its on par with brothers and sisters for me.

Worth every penny you spend on it, i have now seen both seasons and i will definitely recommend this for your shelf if you havent seen it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 9 May 2011
By NB
Format:DVD
This is an incredible show with a super-talented cast! Great writing and brilliant acting! Bring on season 3 because 1 and 2 were awesome!! And as always, Lauren Graham is the star of the show! Love it!! It's also very easy to relate to the characters and the storylines because it all seems so natural!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great show 14 April 2014
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This show deals with many themes such as autism and teenage sex! It is a very good show for families to watch
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5.0 out of 5 stars Parenthood 29 Jan 2014
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I really love this series and I so can not wait to watch season 2 to see what else happens
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable series 23 Jan 2014
By RICHYT
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I bought this on the basis that Lauren Graham was in it, as she is one of my favourite actresses. To that end I was a bit disappointed. Her character was similar to the one she played her previous series "The Gilmore Girls", but with a bit more of an "edge". The first couple of episodes were okay, but it gradually became a bit repetitive. Some of the supporting characters are hard to like, and some of the situations they find themselves in grate a little. Lauren Graham reputedly became romantically involved with Peter Krause in real life, and they certainly have a chemistry that comes across on screen. Unfortunately they play brother and sister....
I don't think I'll buy Season 2 or beyond, as I can't see how much further the stories could go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE IT 27 Nov 2013
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was looking for a new show to watch and as a fan of lauren graham decided to give parenthood a try.
It is amazing and funny, emotional and real. You believe this is a family and there dynamics. I would recomend everyone to watch this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must see 15 May 2013
By none
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moving storylines. sympathetic charecters. raises questions and spotlights some of the dilemmas and headaches a family faces. compelling and heartwarming.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to watch
I saw this on Norwegian tv and thought it looked good so ordered it and can't wait to watch! I like Peter Krause and so that is enought reason to want to watch it!
Published 8 months ago by Rachaela
3.0 out of 5 stars poor quality
The series is great, the quality is rubbish and the speach isn't in synk with the picture which is infuriating when its all the way through.
Published 10 months ago by pauline
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
love this series its just about family life,realistic funny.Would recommend tis to all age groups
it has a lovely story line
Published 15 months ago by noreen
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite similar to Brothers and Sisters
I was a huge Brothers and Sisters fan and was sad when it ended. Found this series through Amazon recommendations and am glad I bought it. Read more
Published 16 months ago by WeimOwner
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Excellent delivery and contact.

My favourite show at the mo, no nearly finished season 3 :)

Cast are fantastic and story lines bt liveable end really draw you... Read more
Published 16 months ago by H. Jagger
5.0 out of 5 stars Please import Parenthood
I bought this series at an amazing cost of 4.75, had no particular expectations, and I recognised some of the cast names and Ron Howard's (he directed the very funny film version... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mike B
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth watching
If you love the Gilmore Girls you'll love this series. I was at a loss when I got to the end of the Gilmore Girls so was very relieved to find something similar and one of the key... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Liz
4.0 out of 5 stars FAMILY FARE
Three generations of California's Bravermans, this gentle series far removed from those bloated soapy family sagas where characters reel from one contrived crisis to another. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mr. D. L. Rees
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