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post #61 of 132
It has got worse this season. Not gonna lie, I like how it is relate-able and tries to show real life problems, but the family with the mom, dad, teenaged daughter, and the autistic son REALLY gets on my nerves. I just wish they weren't on the show at this point, they bring it down every week.
post #62 of 132
That's funny, the dad in that family (the oldest brother) is about the only decent 1 on the show it seems to us. The attorney's husband seems to have it pretty well together too.

The treatment of all the kids by their parents gets a good laugh out of us almost every time we watch. Some serious coddling going on there.
post #63 of 132
Still watching and liking it here, although I didn't think this week's episode was quite as strong as usual.
post #64 of 132
It continues to get worse and worse each week for me. I liked it last year for the most part. This year they are going out of their way to have scene after scene of 3 people talking over each other at the same time. Last year it seemed interesting - and real - so I put up with it. This year, the actual dialog that ensues during these (more contrived) let's-all-talk-at-once situations is becoming laughable. I find the show interesting still, but the characters are growing more and more annoying, less and less likable...
post #65 of 132
Another train wreck episode with a lame ending this time.
post #66 of 132
I've enjoyed this show from day one, although it's the first time I've taken a look at this thread. I haven't read all the posts, so pardon me if this is repetitive.

This ensemble is one of the best I've ever seen. I loved Peter Krause in Sports Night, the Aaron Sorkin dramedy. And Parenthood makes me wish I'd been aware of Lauren Graham a long time ago. I've never seen her in much (never watched GG), but she's quickly become one of my favorite actresses. Top to bottom, the actors are strong.

Weaving together so many different, interesting characters is no easy task, and I'm still a little surprised how fluidly they pull it off each week. The show moves very fast for me. I'm always a little taken aback when the end arrives. And I'm already looking forward to next week.

I never get tired of the characters speaking over one another. Having the extended Braverman family together in the same house feels real to me. It's like get togethers I've been to, where I'm talking, but hearing two or three other conversations in the background. Sometimes, those other conversations become more interesting than what I'm saying/hearing and they pull me out. It's an effective technique that helps weave together the disparate narratives. The story possibilities, with all these great actors, are practically endless.
post #67 of 132
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Originally Posted by Joseph Clark View Post

I've enjoyed this show from day one, although it's the first time I've taken a look at this thread. I haven't read all the posts, so pardon me if this is repetitive.

This ensemble is one of the best I've ever seen. I loved Peter Krause in Sports Night, the Aaron Sorkin dramedy. And Parenthood makes me wish I'd been aware of Lauren Graham a long time ago. I've never seen her in much (never watched GG), but she's quickly become one of my favorite actresses. Top to bottom, the actors are strong.

Weaving together so many different, interesting characters is no easy task, and I'm still a little surprised how fluidly they pull it off each week. The show moves very fast for me. I'm always a little taken aback when the end arrives. And I'm already looking forward to next week.

I never get tired of the characters speaking over one another. Having the extended Braverman family together in the same house feels real to me. It's like get togethers I've been to, where I'm talking, but hearing two or three other conversations in the background. Sometimes, those other conversations become more interesting than what I'm saying/hearing and they pull me out. It's an effective technique that helps weave together the disparate narratives. The story possibilities, with all these great actors, are practically endless.

I was about to post something similar.

I still feel like the show is as strong as it was last season. There are still the same annoyances (mostly the way the kids behave and what they get away with) but I still find it engaging and interesting. I find myself emotionally invested in a few of the characters, to the point of getting annoyed at what happens to them or how they're treated...and to me that's a sign of a good show.
post #68 of 132
I like the show and watch it, but I find it has that Disney-fied, smoothed-over version of reality in which things work out all right, usually by show's end; still, it's brave enough to show people in difficult circumstances. As TV shows that really treat thorny issues (My So-called Life immediately comes to mind) tend to not make it past one season, one must accept a certain loss of artistic integrity if one wants his or her favorite TV show to survive. With television, it's all about having something with people you want to invite into your house. Of course, if a show does survive you run the risk of it torturously holding on after the shark gets jumped (The Wonder Years, f'rinstance).

I too discovered Lauren Graham in this, and I would surely invite her into my house I'm not sure if I would stick around for the show if it were not for her.
post #69 of 132
I definitely like Lauren Graham (wife loved Gilmore Girls and I watched some of that with her - interesting note, her son's love-interest in the last ep was the daughter of Lauren's love interest on GG), but I also like Peter Krause and Dax Shephard quite a bit too. Swimfan's husband is usually good in the limited time he gets as well, or maybe I just feel bad for the guy as he is cast.
post #70 of 132
This past episode was pretty good. William Baldwin is pretty good as the smarmy boss hitting on Lauren Graham's character. I just don't buy for a second that he has good intentions.
post #71 of 132
Meh episode, Train Wreck as always.

Lawyer Daughter wanting to be a beauty Queen was pretty funny though.
post #72 of 132
But it is always better than "Brothers & Sisters". Seems like a real family with ups and downs.
post #73 of 132
I've lately decided to give up on it. One can keep up with only so many TV shows, and this one has too many problems.
post #74 of 132
I don't know why I continue to watch this show. It's always the same train wreak.
post #75 of 132
It's the train wrecks that help keep this show interesting. In case you haven't noticed, life is complicated. And the bigger the circle of family and friends, the more complicated it gets.

I for one like this show and will continue to watch it.
post #76 of 132
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Originally Posted by tomhunter8 View Post

I for one like this show and will continue to watch it.

I find that there is a lot of drama in this show (alot more than in real life), but then that's the point, right? It's a drama show. I continue to enjoy it, not because of the farfetched scenarios or the annoying characters, but there are a lot of moments that ring true-to-life. And I think there is some good acting talent here too.
post #77 of 132
We are still thoroughly engaged. This great ensemble continues pulling it off.
post #78 of 132
Actually a good episode. I mean still a train wreck, but in more a good way than bad.
post #79 of 132
Good @#$% lord that was a @#$%ing train wreck... One step forward then 100 steps back.
post #80 of 132
But in a good way.
post #81 of 132
No, I didn't say that clearly.
post #82 of 132
Yeah, this was one of the worst episodes...really nobody in the show came off in a good way and it reminded me of some of the earliest eps where I was annoyed at practically everybody on the show. The behavior of Max's mom in this episode was just incomprehensible...the bad part is that it was made out to be the right thing in the end. Yuck.
post #83 of 132
Could've been way worse I suppose... Although, I went in with low expectations to start with knowing how much the holiday's with family can be a train wreck.
post #84 of 132
I had recorded Tuesday's show and got to watch it today. I'm probably at odds with many here but I loved this episode and thought that it was very funny. The whole family Thanksgiving scenario as a framework for the various plot threads worked for me. Sometimes the writing on this show isn't up to the talents of its cast but this time it was. The last scene with the Braverman siblings dancing in the kitchen was very good and I really enjoy the interaction between Craig Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia. They're a couple of first rate old war horses.
post #85 of 132
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Originally Posted by Cal1981 View Post

I had recorded Tuesday's show and got to watch it today. I'm probably at odds with many here but I loved this episode and thought that it was very funny. The whole family Thanksgiving scenario as a framework for the various plot threads worked for me. Sometimes the writing on this show isn't up to the talents of its cast but this time it was. The last scene with the Braverman siblings dancing in the kitchen was very good and I really enjoy the interaction between Craig Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia. They're a couple of first rate old war horses.

Watched this Wednesday night and I agree with you that this was one of the best episodes this seasons. There were actually a few laugh out loud moments for us:

Zeke - "Did you pick them because they were black?"

Can't remember the exact line but that interaction between the 2 brothers and the bro-in-law right before the tables were set had a few good lines too.

I'm pretty glad that the Baldwin guy is gone.
post #86 of 132
I'm watching the ep from 11-23 and are any of you miffed that a high school girl is making out with some guy that obviously isn't a high schooler? Not miffed like it can't happen bc it does happen a lot. I hope a good storyline about how the parents don't like high school daughter making out with a non-high school man develops.
post #87 of 132
TV Notes
John Corbett Lands Arc on NBC's 'Parenthood'
By Michael Ausiello, Deadline.com - December 17th, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Lauren Graham's estranged husband on Parenthood is undergoing an extreme makeover.

United States of Tara co-star John Corbett has booked a multi-episode arc on NBC's sophomore drama as Seth, Sarah's recovering alcoholic-musician ex and the father to Amber and Drew.

Darin Heames (Sons of Anarchy) originated the role in the Parenthood pilot, although the character hasn't been seen since. Seth attempts to reconnect with his family while in town to perform a few shows with his band. His arrival is slated to coincide with Parenthood's move to Mondays at 10 pm in early March.

Corbett just completed work on season 3 of Showtime's Tara.

http://www.deadline.com/2010/12/john...cs-parenthood/
post #88 of 132
Between the bird smacking the window and Max this was a ****ing hilarious episode.

I didn't realize how much I would miss this weekly train wreak.
post #89 of 132
Over the last few weeks I've been watching the show since the beginning season...

I'm up to episode 2x09 and wondering if I missed it somewhere...

Did Zeek's money issues with the house get resolved?

It seems to me a big plot issue was just swept under the rug and not spoken about from season 1 to season 2...
post #90 of 132
I feel bad for Peter Krause, he needs a new show.
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