The Fosters: S3 (part II)

fosters s3bBreezed through the second half of Free Form’s (formerly ABC Family), The Fosters season three thanks to Netflix. This is such perfect comfort food for me. Yes, it’s formulaic. But it’s taken a tried and true formula and made it honest and contemporary. The kids do bad things and pay the price. Stuff happens that is out of anyone’s control. I particularly appreciated the candor with which The Fosters dealt with breast cancer this season. Honest, informative, and expecting the audience to understand anatomy and sexuality. The parents aren’t asexual lesbians, nor are they perfect lesbians. The still have passion as well as the ability to learn how to be better partners for each other. And the kids also navigate their sexuality amidst romance and heartbreak. The new Jesus certainly nods to Bewitched and Roseanne, but with breast cancer and broken foster care system, this is no Brady Bunch. The Fosters is fresh, honest, and modern – a very 21st Century family show. 4 out of 5 for this lovely and addictive series.

Read Reel Charlie’s review of The Fosters: Season 3 (part I).


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