The Fosters S1-5
IMDb rating: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97%
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The Fosters does not start slow. In the opening scene, you see Callie being released from a juvenile centre, but the other kids don’t take very kindly to that.
Callie is then placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple taking care of three other children, two of them adopted and one biological son. This complex family unit is what drives the series, and beautifully shows that unconventional does not mean unhappy, tapping into the precariousness of foster children’s situations in a very real, heartfelt way.
The Fosters also deals with important issues of gay rights, same-sex marriage, biracial relationships, feminism and foster care.
But it’s not all about serious issues – The Fosters tackles these topics with a lot of humour and witty, smartly written banter.
As AV Club writes, “Quiet and solid, The Fosters is a show that loves to tell stories of found families, in all their forms, and now’s as good a time as any to drop into the kitchen and stay a while.”
Showmax also has the spin-off series Good Trouble, which follows the two Foster daughters Callie and Mariana as they move to LA and start their lives as grown-ups.
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