Now that I’ve stopped crying, let’s talk about the summer finale of Baby Daddy and why this is a very underappreciated show. Shows like Friends and The Big Bang Theory get all the buzz because they are on the big channels. I mean, yes – they are greatly written shows that stand the test of time and will go on to live in syndication forever, but that’s not to say Baby Daddy is not. While it may not have the ratings as shows on NBC or CBS, this show does what those do in terms of storytelling and character growth – and that should be celebrated. Here we are at the end of season five of a show where we’ve watched bachelors struggle to take care of a baby left on their doorstep, a girl next door battle her heart and mind when it came to brothers, and a bit of an insane mom with a passion for the bedroom settle her ways. Tonight we entered a whole new chapter as we finally seen them all hit that pinnacle moment of growth that makes you feel like you’re watching your kid’s first step or hearing their first word.
Without growth, life would be static and that’s no way to live. You need to shake things up in order to move on. Moving on was at the core of this finale as we Ben stand on his own two feet as he watched his friends and family enter new chapters of their lives. I think Ben from just a few seasons ago would not have been ready to be on his own with Emma, but after watching him give up Riley and break it off with Sam – I’m confident he’s the man he was always supposed to be. No longer a bright-eyed kid with a kid of his own. He’s a parent, a man. With that, I think he’ll be fine, and who knows what’s to come with this girl he kept on running into. Didn’t you think it had a How I Met Your Mother vibe going on with all of that?
So Ben had to urge his loved ones to go on with their lives because each of them had the opportunity to do so. Tucker landed a job in Los Angeles – which I know we have to be happy for him, but personally if this means him being MIA for a couple of episodes next season; not happy. He’s the comedic glue of this cast. Without him this show would contain less laughs…The same goes for Bonnie. She’s off to see the world with Brad. After he came back a hippy of sorts, Bonnie was scared her marriage was over. Thankfully he ditched the beard but not the free spirit and now they’re on their way to a new adventure.
Speaking of, I TOLD YOU it was going to be Riley whose test was wrong. When she got on her knee and pulled that pacifier, I lost it. Tears were welling up, sniffles were a plenty – I’m sure that was the case for most of you. Some may not like adding another baby to the mix, but this is a young, successful couple and I think this was the perfect time for them to expand on the cast. Plus, how cute is Riley’s maternity clothing going to be? Girl’s style is consistently on point. As for them heading to Canada, it’s not that far from New York…right? I feel like the show can play around with each of these characters going their own ways for awhile, but eventually they have to come back to the place we know them best at.
As we wrap this season, I honestly am looking at everything and want another 20 episodes now. After that, I think they could wrap up this show and end on a high. If they wanted to continue on to a seventh season, I wouldn’t be mad, but I feel we’re at that point where you want to be with characters where they’re so close to the finish line, they just need one more lap to push through. Anyways, what did you think of this finale and season as a whole? Right now I am going to go and continue to be ecstatic about Riley and Danny’s news!