Television

The end of The Fosters

I am sad! It was announced today that one of my all-time favorite television shows, The Fosters, won’t be returning for a sixth season. I am devastated! The show means so much to me. It’s such a groundbreaking show that deals with important issues society deals with today. LGBTQ issues, the foster system, transgender issues, racism, a blended family, bi-racial relationship, love and so much more. The show will be missed a lot by many. The show has such a huge fan based, I am sure we are all feeling sad about the show ending.

We still have ten episodes left of season five, which starts next week. And currently there is a spin-off planned and three extra ‘finale’ episodes of The Fosters will be aired this summer, to introduce the new series. No title of the spin-off has been announced yet. But what we know so far is that it will be a show that focuses around Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez). It’s set to take place a little later in the future, in Los Angeles, as they embark the next phase of their young adult life. It sounds interesting and I am definitely going to check it out! But it’s sad the family won’t be seen together anymore. Maybe there will be cameos, but still. So sad!

“It’s not where you come from, it’s where you belong.”

I also have to mention how grateful I am for the writers and producers of the show. For the stories that were shared with us. It has been a great and fun ride the past five years. I remember when I started watching the show back in 2014! Season one was on Netflix and after I watched the pilot episode I just couldn’t get enough. I binged watched the whole season and after that I watched it weekly whenever the show aired.

There are so many great moments from the show. Many sad ones, but also many happy ones. My favorite character is definitely Jude (Hayden Byerly), because I see a lot of myself in him when I was growing up. Jude’s storyline when he was discovering himself was so great! And his first love, Connor. The audience wanted it to happen, and in the end it did. It was the youngest same-sex kiss to have aired on US television! It kinda sucks that the relationship between Jude and Connor didn’t last long, but it was a great storyline nonetheless.

And I love Stef and Lena so much too! And their parenting skills! I love the whole family dynamic as a whole. Just by watching the show you feel the strong love they have for each other. It’s just so inspiring, to see a gay couple raising five kids and go through every day life as a normal family. It’s like one of the show’s lines: “DNA doesn’t make a family, love does.” Oh, the feels!

But yeah, when the season finale of season five airs it is goodbye to my favorite television family! What do you think of the show ending? And the planned spin-off? Leave me your thoughts below in the comments.

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