I started watching the TV show PARENTHOOD a couple weeks ago and I’m addicted. Somehow I’m already on season 4. I like to see normal everyday issues being featured. I love that they open up space for autism and teen issues. We have so many movies and tv shows nowadays that is easy to get lost in a world of zombies, presidents and celebrity lives. But this is not what real life is and it’s time for us to take pride in our not so mundane lives. Our problems aren’t too small. We don’t need intergalactic wars to entertain us. We don’t need to watch superheroes every day. It’s nice to see a TV show that entertains with relatable problems. Our society has so many issues that are so hard to deal with why not take them to the TV? Some people will say that screen time is for distraction, they don’t want to think about their problems while watching a show or movie, so it’s easier if is about something they can’t relate. But as much as I like watching vampires and made up presidents trying to save the world I get a bit bored with them. It’s hard to get really into them when our lives are so different. I hope more shows like this one starts to pop up. I know Parenthood isn’t the first one in this category but it sure seems like the minority genre out there.