The Parenthood finale has intense nostalgia for a world that increasingly doesn’t exist

January 30, 2015 4:00 PM

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The Parenthood finale has intense nostalgia for a world that increasingly doesn’t exist

The best section of the Parenthood series finale — about as good a wrap-up as this imperfect, messy season could have hoped for — was the long middle section set at the wedding of eldest daughter Sarah (Lauren Graham) to Hank (Ray Romano). What was remarkable about this sequence was just how little happened in it.

The series' few remaining conflicts were gently wrapped up. Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) opted to adopt another child. Max (Max Burkholder) met a girl who seemed into him. Zeek (Craig T. Nelson), near the end of his life, looked out at his happy brood and felt contentment. It was ...

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