Parenthood: Election Results And Other Drama . . . Plus Two Returns!
So we don’t seem to get a new “Parenthood” until December 12th (spoilers below), and that one may be the final show until the new year. Recently they’ve announced that Jason Ritter will be returning as Sarah’s ex-fiance Mark, as will John Corbett as her ex-husband Seth.
So Kristina did not win the mayoral election. I figured as much, as it’s rare something good happens on this show. However part of me, a little tiny part, was hoping they’d throw us a shocking curveball and she’d win. I just hope Bob Little goes down in a flaming scandal soon.
Victor did not take well to being put back in 4th grade for the rest of the year, and Joel seemed to somehow take this as a shot to his masculine pride and has retreated to work and his partner/boss “Pretty Pete.” This lead to a huge fight between him and Julia, and him being a total ass to her. Things aren’t looking good for Joel and Julia at all, and the previews for the next show have her coming to a near smooch with that dude at school, who is also married mind you. I’m sure they won’t smooch, that she’ll stop it just in time . . . The previews this season have been really misleading!
Ryan finally lost it over Amber spending time with the band, both in and out of the studio. He beat the crap out of the singer and ended up in jail. Is he back on those pills? He claims he’s not, but it seems like he is. At this point he’s going to push Amber into the arms of the one guy in the band who seems to like Amber.
Sarah and Hank keep dancing around one another, and at this point it’s kinda getting old. They need to either get it on, or move on. It took me forever and a day to figure out who the guy in Sarah’s building that keeps hitting on her is. It’s Parker from “Drop Dead Diva!”
Spoilers for the next episode below!
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Parenthood: Marriage Drama!
Man the Braverman’s relationships just seem to be crumbling as of late. Zeek is being stubborn and doesn’t want to even entertain any of Camille’s ideas, so she’s off to Europe for a month with her painting class. Apparently Zeek was NOT invited. Ouch! I always forget the first season had them having affairs on each other. Now that all the kids are grown and out of the house, it looks like nothing is holding them together sadly.
Joel and Julia’s relationship is one screw-up away from total chaos, especially with Julia seemingly infatuated with that male parent from school and Joel unable to stand up to the workload he’s getting from Miss Sexy Boss. I just want to NOT watch these two anymore, and they used to be my favorites on the show.
Amber and Ryan look to be heading for a disaster too. I don’t know if it’s what Sarah has been saying, or maybe all the good work she’s doing at her job as of late, but Amber doesn’t exactly look gung-ho about speeding into this marriage anymore. When he gave her a ring this week, I thought she was gunna puke. She claimed it was too much, but he wouldn’t accept that. I don’t think she was very happy. Perhaps the ring made it all seem real? Ryan also seems to be jealous of her job and the one guy in the band that keeps paying attention to her. Not sure I see a happy ending for them anymore.
Drew’s storyline is still boring the crap out of me. His girl crush just wants to be fun buddies basically, but he clearly wants more out of it. I really hope we don’t have to go through yet another pregnancy storyline with Drew after this is all said and done.
We’ve been fortunate enough to have gotten a break from Kristina’s campaign for mayor, but it looks like things are about to get ugly in the race based on the previews and the spoilers below. I really hope she’s not going to use Amber to get back at Bob Little, that would be horrible.
Spoilers for the next two episodes below . . . .
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Parenthood: Wait . . . Crosby Knows Best?
It’s been since the premier since I wrote about “Parenthood,” so this is more just my thoughts on the various story lines.
First up, we finally saw Adam and Crosby back at work at the Luncheonette. I worried they might be forgetting about that place. Adam, never happy, found a way to up their game after a conversation with Mr. Ray. He now wants to become a label and produce artists, not just record them. Crosby tried to set him straight. Yeah, it was really odd to see Crosby be right and the voice of reason, which Adam didn’t seem to be interesting in listening too. Oh lord, I hope he doesn’t bet the house on this plan!
Christina’s assistant in this mayoral race is getting on my nerves, as well as Adam’s. Now she seems to be rubbing Christina the wrong way. She’s out for a win no matter what, even if it means selling Christina’s ideas out. I wouldn’t be shocked if we learned she was a mole for Bob Little.
Sarah held her opinion on Amber and Ryan’s wedding as long as she could. When he refused to invite his family, it set up red flags and they argued. As much as she disagreed with her mom, who she felt was projecting her own issues onto her, she too couldn’t overlook the red flags. She pressed Ryan, who admitted his dad was dead and not everyone comes from a close rosy family like hers. From the previews it looks like we learn some of Ryan’s deep dark secrets about his mom and step-father next week.
Julia and Joel’s problems just keep mounting it seems. They disagree over how to deal with Victor. Julia is trying to give him some time to learn to read better, and now Zeke is helping, but it doesn’t look good. Joel is being stubborn with holding him back, and now they are fighting over how Julia does things at home. Now that he’s back to work, he wants to have authority over the stay-at-home mom stuff too because he did it for so long. Sorry buddy! From previews it looks like there are problems to come with a female employee/co-worker of Joel’s and possibly an improper relationship. Poor Julia! Joel used to be one of my favorites, now he’s just coming off like an ass.
The storyline with Drew is as boring as Hattie’s storylines were. Too bad we couldn’t send him to college and not see him like Hattie! Drew is crushing on a girl and trying to impress her so badly. Since they failed to make Drew gay, my guess is his crush will turn out to be a lesbian. I mean hello, Joanie Mitchell?
Parenthood, Revenge and NBC Spoilers for October . . .
I haven’t posted about it yet, but I am still watching “Revolution,” which has been very different this season so far. Definitely interested in the mystery surrounding the arrival of the President. Looking forward to “Grimm” and “Dracula” which debut later this month.
On “Parenthood,” a rocky road is ahead for Julia and Joel, and Adam and Kristina.
On “Revenge,” Miles and Monroe are forced to work together again against the US President?
Read on for all the spoilers . . .
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The Parenthood Season So Far . . .
So far I haven’t been too moved or wowed by “Parenthood” this season, but I am worried rage will soon strike . . . and it won’t be long before I’m yelling at my TV.
Hank moved back to town and got his camera shop back just like that. However he’s not gotten Sarah back. I just find this all so odd, as last we saw Sarah was considering going to Colorado to be with him. Sarah now seems to be the super in Amber’s apartment building. Max meanwhile is Hanks new best friend, as he’s taken up photography and is working with Hank. Actually it’s ,ore like hanging around and pestering him, but their personalities are a good fit for one another.
Ryan was off at war, being called back out of reserves. Now he’s home again and has proposed to Amber, who said yes. The family is happy, though Sarah has her doubts. She fears Amber is making her same mistakes and getting married too young. She’s trying her best to support her and help her plan the wedding. I just wonder how long Sarah can go without saying the wrong thing.
Julia is still a stay-at-home mom, but it seems she wants to go back to work. However the way she left her last job isn’t looking good for her. At the kids school she’s made a male friend who she’s stuck working with on the “Sustainability Task Force.” They basically lecture kids who bring food in bad containers to school, and then sort through the trash to recycle stuff. Maybe the kids should be thought which bins to throw things in? Just a thought. It seems obvious nothing of good is going to come from this relationship though. Julia is acting like a girl with a crush, and he’s married too and seems enchanted by her too.
Christina has decided to run against her former boss Bob Little, who is now running for mayor. She’s hired an assistant who is very gung-ho, in fact the assistant hired herself. Adam however has reservations, he feels this is a no-win campaign and Christina is putting too much stress on herself after her cancer battle. Didn’t we already go through this before? Oh yeah, Max and class president.
Finally Crosby and Jasmine have welcomed their baby. Oh yeah, there was a time jump this season obviously. They ended up naming her Aida. Have they not seen that opera/play? Aida gets buried alive in the end! Please, change the name of your baby for my sanity. We are watching them go through the painful downs of having a new baby. I mean it’s painful . . . I had to fast forward them in the latest episode. I hope they get a better storyline soon.
That’s all I have to say about the first two episodes of “Parenthood.”
ABC/NBC September/October Spoilers . . . . Plus Other Show Musings
Still trying to 1) get accustom to the fact that Fall TV has started and 2) figure out everything I’m watching this year!
I haven’t decided on “Betrayal,” and I’m over “Revenge.” I meant to try and watch “Scandal” this summer but never did and don’t want to jump into it in the third season . . . Maybe I can still at some reasonable point catch up via on demand/hulu as I know the first season was only 8 episodes.
On other networks, I actually enjoyed “Elementary” last season on CBS, at least when I was able to catch up on shows. Thursday nights are just too full as is, so I would watch them on demand later on. I missed the premier of “Hostages” on CBS, I’ll catch it on demand, though I don’t know if it will really grab me. They’ve moved “Hawaii-Five-0″ to the Friday death slot. I never covered it on here, and now I fear this is likely the final season.
On NBC I do plan to keep watching “Revolution,” even though last season irked me so badly. “Parenthood” and “Grimm” I of course adore.
On Fox of course is “Glee” and I think I’m probably adding in “Sleepy Hollow.” I just have to remember to DVR it!
Looking forward to “East End” on Lifetime.
Below are ABC and NBC show spoilers for those I know I plan on watching. Mini-spoilers before the full blown ones!
On “Grey’s Anatomy,” this is Christina’s last season, and possibly others. Richard is still alive though! Also the 200th episode with a big fund raiser ball.
On “Nashville,” Rayna’s in the hospital, Deacon’s in jail, Juliette’s all about herself. A new head at the record label will turn everything upside down though.
On “Agents of Shield,” watching the pilot right now and trying to figure it all out Spoilers for the next two episodes though.
On “Once Upon A Time,” the search for Henry in Neverland is on. A new Robin Hood and the Little Mermaid are appearing in the first two episodes.
“Once Upon A Time In Wonderland” premiers. Alice tries to find a way back to Wonderland after coming home and everyone thinks she’s insane.
On “Parenthood,” Hank returns to town to surprise Sarah, and Amber’s troubled boyfriend moves in!
On Revolution,” it’s a whole new world after last season with Rachel flipping the switch. What that means . . . not sure. We know they didn’t all explode though!
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Parenthood Season 4 Ends With Ups and Downs
On most fronts, last night’s season 4 finale of “Parenthood” was fairly upbeat, something rare on this show. There was only one real cliff hanger as far as finales go.
Kristina got the news that she was currently cancer free, but they don’t use the word cured for at least 5 years. She and Adam ended up going to Hawaii to celebrate. I was so happy to see them get some good news and have some fun for a change. They definitely deserved it.
Julia and Joel prepared for their hearing to adopt Victor. Suddenly Victor was all right with this, and actually happy. Sydney however was against it as Victor wasn’t her real brother, so she said. In the end she came around, and Victor called Julia mom after the adoption hearing. For me this was too neatly wrapped up. I felt like one minute Victor hated Julia, the next minute she was mom. One minute Sydney and Victor were getting along, the next minute she hated him. Real life family dynamics? Sure! However this family is more complicated than most. It definitely needed one more episode to resolve all this.
Jasmine’s mom Renee moved out in a huff to live with Jasmine’s brother. Jasmine wanted Crosby to apologize, but he didn’t think he did anything wrong. Frankly neither do I, and Jasmine needs to learn to stand up for herself. She cried to Crosby that for five years her mother was there for her and was Jabar’s other parent, so she owed her. Cry me a river! Whose fault is that? Not Crosby’s! During their anniversary dinner Jasmine continued to sulk that Crosby didn’t apologize, and said they would need her mom now that she was pregnant. They then went to give the news to Renee, who was thrilled. Oh and Crosby apologized. Big mistake! I think Renee is just going to become a bigger problem until Jasmine finally faces off with her mom and puts her in her place.
Amber and Ryan worked things out. Aw! I actually do like these two. Meanwhile Drew and Amy shared what appeared to be a bitter sweet goodbye. She’s going to Boston for college, while he got into Berkley. I still wonder if she had that abortion though . . .
Finally the drama that is Sarah. After Mark made a heart felt plea to her, she decided to give it a shot with Hank. Poor Mark! Unfortunately Hank turned around and told Sarah that he was closing his business and moving to Minnesota to be near his daughter! However he did love Sarah, told her so, and asked her to come with him. Some of the final shots showed Hank moving into his house in Minnesota and playing with his daughter, and Mark walking the halls. What did Sarah do? Personally I don’t see her moving, she’s too important to the show. But has she blown it with Mark? Probably! Oh Sarah, always making the wrong choices.
Parenthood: Wash All Over!
So I watched “Parenthood” in the airport this morning. Yes, I’m finally home! I have a lot to catch-up on to. Back to last week’s “Parenthood,” what a powerful, heartbreaking, yet at the same time hilarious episode.
The story with Julia, Joel and Victor was infuriating and heartbreaking. Everything had been getting better, then suddenly Victor turned on Julia. When he called the cops on her for child abuse . . . Wow! Part of me was thinking this was all a test, that he was testing them. However Julia really feels that Victor hates her and is now questioning whether they should go through with the adoption or not. Joel didn’t want to hear that, as it’s been easier for him to bond with Victor than Julia. My guess is because Victor had a mom, but not a dad.
Drew and Amy’s storyline was heartbreaking. Amy got the abortion, as far as we know, and then broke things off with Drew. Drew however wanted to keep it and make things work. Why do I feel she didn’t go through with it, and dumped Drew so he wouldn’t find out?
Meanwhile Mark went to Sarah after seeing something was up with Drew and Amy. This made Mark realize he gave up on Sarah way too early and he should have fought for her. Oh brother! Next week is the final episode of the season I believe. It looks to be a showdown between Mark and Hank for Sarah.
Max brought the funny with this episode when he hit puberty and Adam had to have the talk with him about what that meant, including personal hygiene. Max, having no filter, shared way too much information with his family about the changes going on in his body. However one thing he wasn’t ready to discuss with Adam was sex and girls. He said because of his Aspergers, he wasn’t going to be like other boys his age, and he wasn’t ready to talk about it. That was the one bit of sadness in his storyline this week.
Parenthood Returns, Kristina’s Hair Goes . . .
“Parenthood” was first out of the gate with new shows starting on January 1st. However that’s because there are only a few new episodes before it ends the season and new NBC shows take over. Boo! Why can’t they give this show a full years run?
Kristina ended up shaving her head due to the chemotherapy, but then was hurt when she got looks in public. This gave her serious self-confidence issues, and Adam made things worse by buying her a really bad wig. She thought Adam was basically saying he didn’t like how she looked. Max thought it was awesome and she looked like Bain from Batman. I thought she looked like the Veeeeger character from the first Star Trek movie. Amber, who had nothing else to do since she broke things off with Ryan, saw a project just sitting in front of her. She bought Kristina a nice wig, and arranged for a romantic weekend getaway for them. The story was a nice lighthearted touch to what has definitely been a downer of a storyline so far.
The temporary peace and happiness was over at Joel and Julia’s as Victor began asking about his real mom, when he could tell her how good he was doing in school, when he could see her. He didn’t seem to understand that wasn’t going to happen. Julia tried to explain the court took her rights away because she was in prison and was an addict. I thought last season she signed them away? He still didn’t understand, and ended up tossing a metal bat towards Sydney and through a metal window. Julia lost it, and Victor now wants nothing to do with her. Oh dear! And they were getting along so well too.
Finally Jasmine dropped a bomb on Crosby. No, she’s not pregnant yet. However Renee lost her job and is broke. At first they thought they could just lend her money to get by, but it soon became apparent that Renee was going to have to move in with them. Crosby was not thrilled, but agreed to give up his man-cave to turn it into a room for Renee. Part of me loves that Renee is now indebted to Crosby. However I know she’ll take over the house and just cause major problems. I wonder if she knows they want to have another kid? She’ll just micromanage everything.
The previews for next week did drop a pregnancy bomb, but it’s Amy and Drew who are having a kid. Oh brother! I hope Drew is smart enough to suggest a paternity test, because Amy kinda seemed to be sleeping around a bit before they got back together. However I’m sure he won’t, and if Sarah suggests it then he’ll throw a hissy fit.
Parenthood Makes An Early Return!
NBC’s “Parenthood” returns with a new episode tomorrow! Yes, start the new year with the Bravermans. Here are the official spoiler releases for the next two episodes . . . Something tells me Drew is in BIG TROUBLE from these!
January 1st – KEEP ON ROWING
JASMINE AND CROSBY CONTEMPLATE THE FUTURE OF THEIR FAMILY AS THEY WELCOME A NEW ROOMMATE. KRISTINA AND ADAM GO ON A MUCH NEEDED DATE NIGHT AFTER SHE MAKES A DRASTIC CHANGE TO HER APPEARANCE. RAY ROMANO (‘MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE’) AND TINA LIFFORD GUEST STAR. Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) help a family member who is experiencing money problems. Kristina (Monica Potter) surprises Adam (Peter Krause) with a new look and a spontaneous night on the town. Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Hank (Ray Romano) experience an interesting evening together. Meanwhile, Victor (Xolo Mariduena) is disappointed after Julia (Erika Christensen) gives him news about his mother. Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Miles Heizer, Tyree Brown, Max Burkholder, Mae Whitman and Savannah Paige Rae
January 8th – SMALL VICTORIES
DREW AND AMY RECEIVE OVERWHELMING NEWS. ADAM AND KRISTINA HELP MAX ADJUST TO TEENAGE LIFE. MEANWHILE, VICTOR PRESENTS NEW CHALLENGES FOR JULIA AND JOEL. RAY ROMANO (‘MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE’) AND TINA LIFFORD GUEST STAR.Drew (Miles Heizer) and Amy (Skyler Day) receive news that will forever change their relationship, leading Mark (Jason Ritter) to express his concerns to Sarah (Lauren Graham). Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) are presented with new parenting dilemmas as they help Max (Max Burkholder) navigate through life as a teenager. Crosby (Dax Shepard) is growing increasingly impatient with his mother-in-law Renee (Tina Lifford) causing conflict with Jasmine (Joy Bryant). Victor (Xolo Mariduena) is confrontational towards Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) causing them to question their parenting abilities. Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Tyree Brown, Mae Whitmanand Savannah Paige Rae