Best TV family tearjerker: 'This Is Us' or 'Parenthood'? | The Tylt
After "Parenthood" ended in 2015, NBC filled their family-dramedy void with "This Is Us" in 2016. NBC's newest family drama is hit, and some viewers love "This Is Us" more than "Parenthood." Others argue that "This Is Us" is almost a copycat drama, and "Parenthood" is far superior in quality. Which tearjerker is the better show? 📺
Best TV family tearjerker: 'This Is Us' or 'Parenthood'?
"Parenthood" ended in early 2015, and "This Is Us" premiered in the fall of 2016. Both NBC shows have similarities, and TV viewers are picking sides.
"This Is Us" is new and fresh, but "Parenthood" was its predecessor. Which family drama is better?
Some fans love both tearjerkers. Supporters have their fingers crossed for a crossover.
shows about families makes my heart happy, S/O to parenthood & this is us ❤— Paige Danger Brooks (@paigeinastory) February 25, 2017
Multi-generational family drama "This Is Us" broke records with increased ratings every week and has been making social media users cry their hearts out since the show's premiere. According to Variety, NBC entertainment chair Bob Greenblatt has already greenlit two more seasons:
We thought, ‘People love the show. Let’s just give them more of what they want.
"This Is Us" creator creator-showrunner Dan Fogelman said:
We don’t say, ‘Oh, we directed it so well,’ or, ‘Oh, what a well-written episode of television. The one thing we always say is, ‘Wow, we cast the hell out of this show.’
"This Is Us" is winning hearts, and has no plans to slow down as a record-breaking tearjerker.
"Parenthood" came first and really helped cement the multi-generational family comedy-drama formula. "This Is Us" is a clear replacement, but "Parenthood" will eventually be revived.
According to TV Line, "Parenthood" creator Jason Katims said.
It would start at the moment when I feel like I have a story to tell. But the whole thing about Parenthood is the kids get a little older and their lives change and then there’s more story to tell. I feel like that will happen at some point. And then it will be a question of, logistically, can we get the actors [back together] at the same time? And then we have to [find an outlet] that wants to [air] it.
Fans still love this show, and would love to see what's going on with the Braverman family tree. "This Is Us" wouldn't exist without "Parenthood" paving the way.
"Parenthood" fans are ride or die, many of whom aren't on the "This Is Us" bandwagon.
i don't get the obsession with this is us. if you want quality tv that will make you cry, watch parenthood. geez.— Tara O'Brien (@tarajobrien) February 23, 2017
Parenthood is still one of my favorite shows even though its over.— Chris Ayala (@ChrisA37) March 7, 2017
This Is Us basically took over since that show had to end.
i like this is us but it's not parenthood.— sarah stebbing❥ (@trisarahhhtops_) February 25, 2017
"This Is Us" fans beg to differ.
I love Parenthood and Everwood but This Is Us is even better and I never like anything that much halfway through the first season.— Chels (@chelseariffic) January 18, 2017
This Is Us is the best show ever.— lyss (@alyssssuuh) March 7, 2017
This Is Us is quite possibly one of the best shows to have ever been created. Ever.— Sheba (@shebasajan) March 4, 2017