This week’s episode of KENAN was a mixture of emotions for me. It was a totally relatable subject for any parent who wonders if they are doing all they can during their career building years. It brought to light that age old discussion of spending time with your kids or diversifying all your work and earning potential.

The unique quality about this show is how tough subjects are dealt with in a kind, humorous and straight-forward manner. KENAN was able to also throw in some lessons about feminism in the work place and what values all of us want our children to know. This is a tall order to accomplish in a 23 minute sitcom minus all the commercials.

The strength of KENAN continues to rest on the acting and comedic talents of Kenan Thompson. His timing, his glaring looks of disbelief from those around him keeps this show grounded in its simple message. Family is always first even if life’s temptations get tossed in your path. In the end, KENAN reiterates what all of us know to be true in our hearts and this is done with a smile on our face.

KENAN is available to stream on NBC Peacock.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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