A family teen drama, ‘The Fosters’ is the story about Callie Jacob, essayed by Maia Mitchell, a teenager who is introduced to a foster home with a lesbian couple and their absurd blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children. The show is a blend of family drama and the themes of teenage and youth. ‘The Fosters’ deals with family and familial bonds with delicacy and gracefulness and these show on the list feature “family” as an important narrative. From Tony Soprano dealing with his professional troubles in ‘The Sopranos’ to Homer Simpson cracking racial jokes in ‘The Simpson’, from siblings starting incestuous relationships in ‘Shameless’ to two girls trying to locate their respective biological females in ‘Swathed at Birth’, family plays an important role. For this list, I have taken into account shows which have a thematic foundation of “family” which acts an important narrative technique. So, without further ado here’s the list of shows similar to ‘The Fosters’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these TV series like ‘The Fosters’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
15. Family (1976-1980)
Created by American screenwriter and stage director Jay Presson Allen, ‘Family’ follows the lives of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California. Exploring the themes of the development of family bonds, joys and despairs within the family structure, ‘Family’ stars Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol and Meredith Baxter Birney as the primary Lawrence family inhabitants. A show resonating with nostalgia, ‘Family’ is certainly a great watch.
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14. Bloodline (2015–2017)