Meet the Braverman’s, a totally liberal family living in Berkeley – some of whom work in The Haight—and there’s not a queer character in the bunch. Parenthood, an excellent, Emmy-worthy series, was our inspiration for a list of shows that could use gay characters. In an otherwise near-perfect series it’s just a glaring omission. Shouldn’t Lauren Graham’s artsy Sarah be having cocktails with her gay lady friends on a Friday night? Or, better yet, isn’t it time for Sarah’s super-cool daughter Amber (the adorable Mae Whitman, who played gay in Scott Pilgrim v. The World) to explore her sexuality a little with a hot nerdy lesbian bookstore owner? Amber could be bisexual, right?