Sunday, August 16, 2015

Netflix Binge: The Fosters

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?


  1. I have a friends who watches this and I wasn't so sure. I will have to check it out now. I am always looking for binge-able shows!

  2. Ah, I just commented on another post to ask about The Fosters! I'm glad I kept scrolling and saw this one. I'll definitely have to check this show out.

    1. I just got to second 2 last night. It's still so good. It's so hard to watch less than 3 episodes in a row. haha.