‘The Village’: A TV Show That Hits Home
On March 19, 2019, NBC debuted its newest show: The Village.
This TV show is about an apartment building in Brooklyn that is home to residents who have built a family of friends and neighbors. The show lets us into the lives of five unique families. The main character, Sarah, played by One Tree Hill‘s Michaela McManus, is a nurse and single mom raising a pregnant teen, played by Grace Van Dien, who is an artist. Gabe, played by Daren Kagasoff, is a young law student who is trying to find his way without his father’s money.
Ava, played by Moran Atias, is an illegal immigrant who must protect her son at all cost. Nick, played by Warren Christie, is a veteran who just returned from the war, and Ron and Patricia, played by Lorraine Toussaint and Frankie Faison, own the building and are the roots of the adopted family tree. All of these families have inspiring tales all their own. Each one of their stories, whether it be challenging, hopeful or joyous show audiences of all ages that family is an essential aspect of life and is created every day. If you are tired of shows about murder, mystery, conspiracy, and lies, and are rather searching for something to warm your heart, we would definitely recommend watching this show.
This show connects with the audience with real-life experiences: teen pregnancy, post-traumatic stress, cancer, immigration enforcement, and the strain of aging. These experiences are widespread and when people can connect with a show, that’s when you know you are home. The show airs on Tuesday nights on NBC at 8/7 c.