Will you be taking ‘The Fosters’ into your weekly schedule? Read our review, then give us yours!
ABC Family premiered its latest drama The Fosters on June 3, introducing viewers to the network’s most groundbreaking family yet. I call the Fosters ”groundbreaking” because they happen to be spearheaded by a same-sex couple, which is certainly what many people will take away from the show — but that’s far from what it’s all about.
The series premiere found the Fosters taking in their latest child — a fresh-out-of-juvie bad girl named Callie (Maia Mitchell) — who instantly got the family involved in her problems. She developed an especially strong connection with Brandon (David Lambert), who helped Callie sneak into her old foster house so she could say hi to her own little brother, Jude.
Things at Callie’s old foster house escalated quickly, and cop-mom Stef (Teri Polo) had to go in guns-blazing — literally — to make sure her kids, both old and new, were safe.
Meanwhile, Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) revealed to twin-brother Jesus (Jake T. Austin) that she’d been in contact with their birth mother, Ana, and that she’d been selling Jesus’ pills to make money for her. Needless to say, Mariana was pretty disappointed when she eventually met up with Ana and realized she was just a junkie.
Adding an extra layer of complication to the situation, Stefanie learned she’s now being partnered with Mike (Danny Nucci), who also happens to be her ex-husband. And Brandon’s father.
What I Love About ‘The Fosters’
It’s hard not to love The Fosters, because it’s hard not to love the Fosters. They’re a non-traditional family, in every sense of the word, yet they seem to function better than most. Stef and Lena (Sherri Saum) value love and acceptance over all else, which breeds a culture of honesty and community in their admittedly blended family.
It’s through this practice that the Fosters are able to tackle any problem that comes their way — and believe me, there will be plenty of problems.
HollywoodLifers, did you enjoy The Fosters as much as I did? Drop a comment with your review of the premiere below!
— Andy Swift
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