Family Tree

Thanks to a free HBO Freeview this weekend, I was able to watch Family Tree, the HBO television series by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock. Finally. For months I’ve followed chatter about the show on Twitter. And now I know what all the fuss is about. The show is fantastic! Love the writing — although I use that word very loosely! Love the characters — everyone will find some resemblance to one’s own circle of family, friends, and acquaintances. Who doesn’t have a family member with some odd quirks? Who doesn’t have a friendship spanning a long time? Who hasn’t met someone who knows a little about a lot? Genealogists will immediately relate to the twists and turns of family history research — things are not always as they appear. Even with a magnifying glass. So cheers to the “Chadwick” family! I can identify!


About Joyce L. Bates

Joyce presently lives in Portland, Oregon. She is not overly impressed with fancy cars or exclusive zip codes, but has no issues traveling first class.
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