'Parenthood,' ever the adult

January 29, 2015 4:02 PM

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It's an issue Jason Katims' family drama has often addressed directly, whether through teenage Haddie (Sarah Ramos) lashing out at her family's complete focus on the needs of her brother Max (Max Burkholder), who has Asperger's syndrome, or her father Adam's (Peter Krause) continual surrender of personal desire to family responsibility. Even as the series goes into Thursday night's series finale, Adam has agreed to continue the struggling music business he started with his lovable but immature brother Crosby (Dax Shepard) because it makes Crosby happy.

It's also something the show and its fans have experienced for almost the entirety of the six-season run. As critics and viewers gather to celebrate "Parenthood" and mourn its passing, it's difficult not to lament, once again, that this show has so often been overshadowed by the new, the loud, the s...

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