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Council of Dads

Why We Need ‘Council of Dads’

Things are crazy right now in the world, and that’s an understatement. A lot of people are pretty much stuck at home for the summer. This means that spending time with family has been happening a lot more. Which can definitely be a good thing. But what kind of shows can you sit down and watch with your whole family? This can be a hard decision to make, but watching Council of Dads is certainly an easy and enjoyable choice. We were devastated to hear about NBC canceling the show, but that doesn’t mean all hope is gone! Keep reading to find out why we need a second season of this show and what we can do to try and get it!

Real People, Real Problems

Every character on this show is relatable and real. No one is perfect and the flaws they have are flaws that people truly struggle with every day. What do you do when you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness and you want to make sure someone is there for your family? You set it up so that you can rest easy, knowing that people you trust most in the world are going to be there for them. And that’s exactly what Tom did. But it was also so much more than that. You had Larry struggling with sobriety, especially at the end of the first season. We need to continue to see that struggle and see Larry lean on those around him and ask for help the same way he has helped them.

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You had Robin dealing with the struggle of moving on and dating after losing someone she loved so dearly. Sarah Wayne Callies showed the myriad of emotions of someone doing their best to go on with their life after losing their spouse in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. Along with trying to raise her children the best way she knows how. With a little help. And that means a show that gives us a character not afraid to ask for help. To reach out to those around her and allow a group of friends to help her and become her family. Oliver and Peter always had us smiling with their different approaches to things and handled their disagreements in a healthy way that we don’t get to see often. For the most part. It is definitely true that Oliver could listen to Peter a bit better. Just one more thing we need to see more of. The relationships between each kid and their parents were visceral and never failed to get us emotional.

Array of Experiences

We got to see a mature relationship and lasting love with Robin and Scott, along with first love between Luly and Evan and we got the bonus of watching their relationship to continue to evolve. JJ helped us remember our childhood and what it was like to be a kid again, even if he is a hell of a lot wiser than we were at his age. Charlotte showed us what it felt like to want to know where we belong. But going on that journey hit home for us in that blood doesn’t make your family. And through Theo, we experienced the range of emotions that a teenager faced with losing a parent goes through when they are already dealing with everything else that comes with being a teenager.

Through the council that Robin and Scott assembled, we also learned a lot. Through Larry, we gained a better understanding of what someone recovering from alcohol addiction goes through. Anthony was someone enjoying the single life and only having himself as a responsibility. But then Anthony was faced with a family of responsibility. He wanted to be there for his best friend and his family. The struggle he went through was frustrating to watch at times, but we had faith in him that he was going to figure out his priorities, and we’re glad we did because Anthony and the Perry family need each other. Being with Scott’s kids seemed to help Oliver feel even closer to Scott. He blamed himself so much and Scott absolutely wouldn’t have wanted that. His kids are so much a part of him and that has been a very good thing for Oliver.

Why We Are Fighting

Council of Dads has us emotionally invested. We have been from the first five minutes of the first episode. Every single member of the cat kept us coming back. This isn’t a show we started watching because of one actor. We started watching because of every single one of them along with the premise. And we stayed because of every single one of them. It’s a show we watch with parents, kids, and our entire family. And it’s a show we need more of. A lot more of. This cast fits together so well and there are a lot more stories they have to tell us. Hearing about what happens after losing The Crab Shack isn’t enough. We need to watch what happens.

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We are going to keep fighting to save this show until we can’t fight anymore! And we hope that you will too. You can sign the petition to save Council of Dads here and you can find and follow us on Twitter @capeandcastle to join the Council of Dads conversation! Be sure to check out our site for more articles on all things Disney and beyond!

Comments (13)

  • Cathey Smith

    I really loved this show and looked forward to Thurs. nights to see it. Please continue this show for another year! It has characters that are true to life in 2020!

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  • Michelle

    I love this show! Bring it back. I love watching this wonderful family.

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  • Debbie Lee

    I miss these characters. They are my new friends in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty that is the world now.

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  • Lynn

    Please bring this show back. It was a wonderful family show. Every actor and character was great. The story lines were great. So sick of reality shows.

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  • This show is fantastic and needed because it is relatable on so many levels. The character development was amazing. The writing outstanding. I was devastated that it was cancelled. I still have hope that it will be back. And I know people around the world want it, too!!!

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  • Rita Nye

    Please bring back this show. I was so excited every week for another episode. The issues that this family has faced are issues facing families today.

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  • Janie Hernandez

    Please bring it back we need this show

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  • Jesneyte

    Great show. Loved it. Should not be csncelled. Bring it back

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  • Karen carver

    Bring back this show!!

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  • Love the show. We need more shows like Council of Dads instead of some of the reality shows. It is a real life show and all of the actors were great!

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  • Sue B

    I have never watched a show every week like this one. It’s a real compliment to great writers and amazing actors when this happens to me!
    I really hope that this show is somehow saved!!!!
    Everyone I talked to loved it!!!
    Please try something else ( different night or time ) before throwing out such an amazing and suspenseful show!

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  • Dan

    Have not seen such a great show since party of five. Council of dads it’s a wonderful show. Love the family the whole cast. Please don’t throwaway such a good show. Please bring it back!

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  • Anna

    I love this show. Please bring it back. I just finished watching it on HULU. I was unable to watch it originally, because it aired at COVID onset. I am part of an inter-racial family with an adopted sister. These are stories that aren’t given much attention at all. I crave this type of TV, especially right now. The actors appear to be passionate, caring people. The whole cast is outstanding! Terrific actors. The messages are outstanding. Their conflict resolution and ways in which they communicate with each other are of value. Sure, it may seem over the top, with positive endings…. that is what I need right now. Please bring it back!!! I’ve never written to maintain a show before.

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