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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2011, 07:42:17 am »
Tales From The Luncheonette



Mac hit the nail on the head with his observations about Tales From The Luncheonette. Although I found this to be a very good episode, there were a bunch of choices being made that irritated the hell out of me and each one was selfish in it's own right. I was really annoyed with Crosby and how he was acting. He is given the opportunity of a lifetime, to record Cee Lo and all he can do is mope and whine about not being ready. If I were in the same situation, I would take that challenge and use it to my benefit. Look for the positves and not dwell on the negatives which will reflect onto the performer and performance. If anything, I would have expected the roles to have been reveresed with Adam over analyzing the good and the bad.

Haddie was incredibly selfish and annoying as well. She is going to give her Mom an attitude about not reading her essay? Really, she JUST got back home from having a baby and is more or less doing everything at home by herself with Adam stuck at the recording studio and looks tired and needs her sleep. I don't see how Haddie can't see that it's gonna take time for things to get normal again.

But my biggest peeve is with Sarah. Although commendable in what she is doing, I find it extremely selfish to drag Mark into this family situation of helping her Ex-Husband getting into rehab. If I was Mark, my perception would be that she is using him as a safety net, so that if rehab doesn't work out she will leave the Ex again, but have Mark to fall back on. But if Ex succeeds in rehab, she will use the excuse "this is my family, I have to try and make this work" proclamation. Either way, Mark is on the outside, looking in and the bubble will pop. Sucks to be him.

I also agree with Zeek. But I also commend Joel for standing up to him and laying down the law. Zeek still has the mindset that he is in control and running the family and I know I would get annoyed with him questioning every decision I made. So props to Joel for that. But I would definitely want Zeek on my side, protecting the family, even if he can be a bit overbearing most times.

Also Drew finally got some....lips.

FYI, I thought Cee Lo's version of the song was awesome. So, suck it Mac!!
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2011, 09:35:11 am »
I applaud Joel actions too, well with respect of defining the lines. Whether he agrees fully with those decisions is another thing. Hopefully he's not reacting against Zeek to prove a point. At times I think Joel is doing things to pacify his wife - because well she's bringing home the dough. Him giving up money for Seth doesn't make sense. Julia is obviously moved by tears from Sarah. Damn what makes sense and help family out.

Cee Lo is cool, but that was not awesome
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2011, 07:37:49 am »
Forced Family Fun

OK, this episode just proves the women are crazy. Holy cow, what’s with Kristina’s meltdown? Post birth depression? I understand some of her thinking, but that was unexpected from left field.

Crosby is forever going to be the goof, getting his good heart ripped out. I loved him storming in and giving Jasmine a piece of his mind. I don’t know what to think of Jasmine. She reminds me of my ex. It’s her way only and at the same time makes it look like its Crosby’s fault. We’ve got to remember Jabar is the center of both their lives. But they do have lives of their own too.

Again, I totally get Zeek. From a parent’s point of view you always want to protect your children. Adam balanced out the perspectives, but if you noticed, you could tell, he too get’s Zeek and understands it’s not just about Sarah and her choices. This is a family thing and Sarah’s actions do affect family members. In particular Amber, but the rest of the clan as well.   

I thought Mark was smarter than he’s portraying. He needs to walk away. It should be WAY more than telling Sarah no more last minute cancellations. Sarah is a mess (and major maintenance nightmare despite her charm) trying to please everyone all the time and in turn hurting everyone.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2011, 10:25:57 am »
Black Donnellys' Jonathan Tucker Heading to Parenthood



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The Black Donnellys alum Jonathan Tucker has landed a multi-episodic arc on Parenthood, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

He'll play Bob Little, Kristina's former intern-turned-political candidate who hires Kristina (Monica Potter) to help run his campaign. Kristina will also hire Amber (Mae Whitman) to assist Little, who's described as "frighteningly young and attractive." Hmmm. A possible love connection?
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2011, 08:04:10 pm »
Added Episode 7: Forced Family Fun
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2011, 09:18:54 pm »
Forced Family Fun



This episode rubbed me the wrong way and not for the obvious reasons you might think. It wasn't because of bad acting or story-lines. It was an okay episode, nothing extraordinary though. I'm kinda p*ssed that Sarah doesn't have the balls to just tell Mark that it's over. She is acting extremely selfish by keeping him on the bubble, stringing him along and the ONLY reason why she is doing it is because deep down she knows and is waiting for her Ex to drop the ball and go on a bender. But I think it's a sh*tty thing to make another person wait around just because you got eyes for another and are waiting for the shoe to drop and you will have a fallback. Cut him loose, roll the dice, fall on your face and deal with the aftermath. Just don't put Mark through your sh*t because your a coward and afraid to admit it.

Also, I feel for Crosby. I can't relate first hand, but I know that what he is dealing with, having another person replacing him as a father would absolutely crush me. I know I would not handle it well at all.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2011, 09:23:09 pm »
Forced Family Fun

OK, this episode just proves the women are crazy. Holy cow, what’s with Kristina’s meltdown? Post birth depression? I understand she some of her thinking, but that was unexpected from left field.


That was another thing that rubbed me the wrong way. It just seemed so out of character for her to do that. She wasn't exhibiting any issues after giving birth. Like you said, it came out of nowhere.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2011, 09:17:42 am »
Nora

I have just seen the episode “ Nora“ (I had missed the original broadcast). By far containing the funniest scene ever with Adam going all Hip-hop walking down the street. Despite Chip posting that pic, I was not ready and thank gawd I had nothing in my mouth. I just busted out laughing.

This is also has some key scenes of Ex-husband coming back… Drunk and stinking drunk. Watching this now after the later episodes, now just really screws my mind about how Sarah is dealing with this. Is this the ‘rock bottom’ people suggest and maybe, just maybe there’s a chance of change?… or just more of the same stuff? What I got from it was Sarah dismissing all the bad crap, only holding to the good and then thinking she can help this man. I’m all for forgiveness, but Sarah’s kids should have some meaning to her decisions.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2011, 09:23:05 am »
Nora

I have just seen the episode “ Nora“ (I had missed the original broadcast). By far containing the funniest scene ever with Adam going all Hip-hop walking down the street. Despite Chip posting that pic, I was not ready and thank gawd I had nothing in my mouth. I just busted out laughing.

This is also has some key scenes of Ex-husband coming back… Drunk and stinking drunk. Watching this now after the later episodes, now just really screws my mind about how Sarah is dealing with this. Is this the ‘rock bottom’ people suggest and maybe, just maybe there’s a chance of change?… or just more of the same stuff? What I got from it was Sarah dismissing all the bad crap, only holding to the good and then thinking she can help this man. I’m all for forgiveness, but Sarah’s kids should have some meaning to her decisions.

I was wondering why you never commented on Nora. I was like, "wow, he must really hate it to just out and out dismiss it". I stand corrected.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2011, 01:15:33 pm »
Parenthood's New Girl Alexandra Daddario on Causing Drama For Adam, Improv on the Set



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They've opened up shop and welcomed their first customer with Grammy winner Cee Lo Green. Now Adam and Crosby's burgeoning business is getting a receptionist on Parenthood. Enter, Rachel (Alexandra Daddario).

"She's a young girl who is sort of figuring out her life and really wants to go into the music business," Daddario tells TVGuide.com of her multi-episode arc starting on Tuesday's episode (10/9c, NBC).  "She comes in and she sort of causes a little bit of drama for Adam (Peter Krause)."

Rachel joins the recording studio team after dropping out of graduate school to pursue her dream of working in the music industry full time. "It was just sort of a realization that as she got older — she wanted to pursue her passion and not pursue something that she thought she had to," she says. "It's really wonderful to play a character that's so driven and knows what she wants as far as her career and I identify with that as well and sort of the fears that come with changing your path."

The role has allowed Daddario the chance to tap into some of her own experiences both on-screen and off-screen, thanks to the sometimes improvisational nature of shooting. "Sometimes Dax [Shepard] will throw things out that you don't expect and sometimes your natural reaction is better than anything you could think up," she says. "I have a background in improv a little bit. Just from studying acting, I did a lot of improv growing up. I find it sort of interesting what can come out when you're not thinking and that's a lot of fun."

But if her character is causing trouble, how long will Daddario last? Rachel will meet other members of the Braverman clan in episodes to come, but as for her long-term employment at The Luncheonette, Daddario is uncertain. "I think she could [stick around]. The character is very, very passionate about what she's doing and she's in it for the right reasons," she says. "Beyond that, I'm not quite sure what's going to happen."
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2011, 01:19:01 pm »
Interesting. This is gonna open up a ton of story-lines, the biggest of course will be adding cracks to a one solid marriage. Very interesting indeed.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #41 on: November 09, 2011, 05:21:31 am »
Added Episode 8: In-Between
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #42 on: November 09, 2011, 06:09:34 am »
In-between had some good and not so good moments. Bad in the sense… you know what’s coming which makes it predictable.

I was surprised at Amber asking Dad to leave. Holy crap, when that is revealed to others, and you know it will, especially Sarah, wow… just wow. By the way Amber cried twice. She’s got to catch back up to season two).

Ya knew Kristina would have problems with the new secretary no matter what, with here extreme sensitive nature.

Miles character still bores the hella out me. Watching scenes with him is excruciating . Sorry, just not interested in young love.

And I knew Crosby was gonna pay for bursting into Doc Joe’s office. While it was quite the grand stand, paybacks are a ****. Not saying he shouldn’t have done it. It may work with Jasmine (which it really doesn’t) but it doesn’t work with other folks.

Zeek is so cool. He learned a lesson or two. It was fun to see him leave the party early, come home, play some of his music, with wife and the grand kids.

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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #43 on: November 09, 2011, 06:39:49 am »
In-Between





Alexandra Daddario ftw!!


So, does the title of this episode refer to these? I'm not a pig, I'm just very observant.



Amber has a tendency to take on the "parent" role, even if she at times can be a bit immature and emotional in her reactions to everything around her. She is after all still just a kid. So, imagine my surprise that she stepped up and did what her Mother should have done from the beginning and that's lay down the law to her Father and tell him why his being around will in the long run hurt Sarah. This is a pretty huge thing for her to have to tell her own father, to ask him to leave, which goes against everything she wants. Think about it. Amber, her entire life is angry at her Dad for never being there and then at the moment he finally commits to the family, she sends him packing.

We all know that in cases like this, Sarah will act out and blame those closet to her for his leaving. My money is on Mark getting the animosity, which will suck because he stuck it out when most people would have ran the other way given the uncomfortable position he was put in.

Crosby. I don't know if I'm entirely against how he approached Dr. Joe in his office. I'm pretty sure I would have done the exact same thing. I don't think being "civil" would have worked to his favor because Joe NEEDED to see how much it affected him that he was taking Jabbar to his first football game. It registered a bit more with Joe after the fact. On the other hand, Joe was able to do it the civil way and make a peace offering by giving Crosby the football tickets to take Jabbar and make his point that he will be around for the time being.

The ending with Zeek and Camille dancing with the kids was cute.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2011, 06:20:17 am »
Added Episode 9: Sore Loser
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