DVD Review: Strong Third Season of NBC Hit ‘Parenthood’

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CHICAGO – The NBC family drama “Parenthood” has struggled to find a wide audience but the people that do watch it are remarkably loyal to the saga of the Bravermans. Their third season, which looked for some time like it could be their last, was recently released on DVD in advance of the fourth-season premiere on NBC on September 11, 2012.

HollywoodChicago.com DVD Rating: 3.5/5.0
DVD Rating: 3.5/5.0

With a strong ensemble, hearfelt writing, and quality production values, “Parenthood” is a very entertaining drama, even if the DVD release (and lack of a Blu-ray release) is a bit lackluster. The video transfer is adequate and there are some nice special features (including commentaries) but I can’t get over a 2012 TV show not being released in HD. Fans of this unlikely success deserve better.

Parenthood: Season 3 was released on DVD on August 7, 2012
Parenthood: Season 3 was released on DVD on August 7, 2012
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Parenthood returns for its third season with 18 funny, surprising and always true-to-life episodes. Big changes and big decisions await the colorful Braverman family, from welcoming a new family member and celebrating a new business venture to dealing with family illness and preparing for the future. Starring a stellar ensemble cast and featuring guest stars including Jason Ritter (The Event), John Corbett (Sex and the City) and music sensation Cee Lo Green, Parenthood may be the toughest job you’ll ever love, but it’s a whole lot more fun with this family around…

StarClick here to buy “Parenthood: Season 3”

Special Features:
o Deleted Storyline - Drew Seeks Out Extracurricular Opportunities
o Deleted Scenes
o Audio Commentaries

“Parenthood: Season 3” stars Peter Krause, Monica Potter, Lauren Graham, Miles Heizer, Mae Whitman, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Dax Shepard, Joy Bryant, Sarah Ramos, and Max Burkholder. It was executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. It was released on August 7, 2012.

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