When I went to visit my parents a few weeks ago, my mother introduced me to The Fosters, an ABC Family TV show that she’s been binging on Netflix. We watched the first episode together while I was out there, and I watched 2 more episodes the night I got back. I was hooked! It’s so good!
Seasons on Netflix: 2
Still on TV: Yes, season 3 is airing on ABC Family right now.
What it’s about: A family. Stef and Lena are raising their three teenager children: Brandon (Stef’s biology son from a previous marriage) and Mariana and Jesus (twins they adopted after fostering them). They take in two more foster children at the beginning of the show: Callie and Jude. Lots of drama ensues.
Why it’s binge worthy: The parenting on this show is so good! That’s rare for a show aimed at teenagers. Lena is a school vice principal, and she is so wise and so kind. I cannot get enough of her parenting! Being a fan of YA Fiction books, I also love the sexual tension between Brandon and Callie. And I really enjoy all of the drama surrounding Callie in general – former foster homes, delinquency, juvie. It’s not your typical family drama, although it does have some of the cliched episode (i.e. house party). I just LOVE this show! I’m currently in the later episodes of season 1. I hope it stays this good. (My mother assures me that it does.)
Have you watched this show? What shows are you into right now?