"The Fosters" TV series

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    Jun 21, 2015 5:43 AM GMT
    Like this series which show same-sex parenting on prime time TV. Does anyone else watch this, too?

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    Jun 22, 2015 1:51 AM GMT
    I watched a few episodes of the first season but found it too raw, too real.

    It was oftentimes painful watching a show about two willowy, attractive lipstick lesbians, one a cop and the other a San Diego magnet school vice principal raising, in their gorgeous million dollar professionally decorated, furnished, renovated and tastefully restored vintage Craftsman house a stone's throw from the Pacific, even more improbably attractive biological and foster children. Further, these straight actresses convey lesbianism by wearing upswept 'dos while kicking ass by day, only letting their hair fall into long, soft ringlets nights and weekends whilst raising their marginally diverse brood with a deft mixture of discipline and love - all while finding time to serve up hot home cooked meals 'round their $3,000 kitchen farm table. And this cop mom wears her uniform home instead of checking it in to her locker along with her sidearm at the end of her shift like everyone else. Badass. But it makes sense - the police captain, who thinks partnering the lesbian with her nebbishy ex-husband in the same squad car is a good idea, probably allows it because like every other straight on the show is utterly devoid of common sense and parenting skill.

    Scenarios entirely too plausible for most viewers, I tuned out.
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    Jun 22, 2015 2:14 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidScenarios entirely too plausible for most viewers, I tuned out.
    OUCH! You're awfully hard on it -- it's just a TV show, after all. I'm enjoying the budding romance between one of the foster kids and his best friend. n-GAY-KISS-large570.jpg
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    Jun 22, 2015 2:55 AM GMT
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    eagermuscle saidScenarios entirely too plausible for most viewers, I tuned out.
    OUCH! You're awfully hard on it -- it's just a TV show, after all. I'm enjoying the budding romance between one of the foster kids and his best friend. n-GAY-KISS-large570.jpg

    Oh! Boy on boy action. That's different.
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    Jun 22, 2015 4:34 AM GMT
    Well, it's for mass TV. Now many middle school girls (and boys) will see the show to learn about same-sex family. I like it when kids learn by themselves (from watching TV or reading social media).

    Unless one works in an environment with teenagers, he cannot understand the experiences they have. This show portrays them well. For example, in the recent episode, how the kids thought about their biological fathers is contrasted with the narratives the fathers had for putting their kids up for adoption. The audience is left to decide how they should feel about the fathers and their children.

    My fav character is Brandon.
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    Jun 22, 2015 4:40 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI watched a few episodes of the first season but found it too raw, too real.


    Thanks for the funny yet insightful comment. A pet peeve I have with fluffy magazines (like People, etc) is that they actually harm most readers self-image because they inevitably make people compare their own appearance/success to photoshopped "successful" people who seem to have it.

    Your description of the show resonates with that line of thinking in my mind.
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    Jun 22, 2015 4:42 PM GMT
    Great show!
  • brickboy1966

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    Jun 22, 2015 10:53 PM GMT
    Yes me and my niece watch it.icon_biggrin.gif
  • Scalese89

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    Jun 27, 2015 10:55 AM GMT
    This is on my list of shows to watch. I've heard great things about it.