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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #75 on: February 15, 2012, 08:23:03 am »
Last night’s episode seemed to be divided up into more small bites. It appeared to be trying to tackle more than its usual frenetic story lines. My favorite scene by far was when Crosby approached his dad Zeek about the medicine. I could feel the love and relationship in those few minutes.

Drew is still the most boring character ever… on the show, in the history of filmmaking. Even in such a passionate position of family dynamics changing, I could care less how he feels. He’s not making me feel anything because quite frankly, he’s a horrible actor.

Swinging to the other side we see Max start to have some personality other than his asperger’s syndrome and connect with someone… even if it’s not within the family (I had to look up spinal bifida, didn’t know what it is). It was touching to see him contemplate on his situation and smile. It was not good to see him starting to use his defect as an excuse, even when he probably doesn’t understand it. I would expect we will see more of that. I’m sure Adam and Kristina have been aware this could happen and hoping like hell to avoid it. This just brings even more of the mountainous stress they must be going through.

Don’t even get me going with what Sarah and Mark are doing by considering a child. Sarah has so many issues, it makes my head spin. While a women can conceive at anytime, pregnancy after 35 starts to get risky with health issues. Sarah is 41. I'm whining, but still, Sarah want's a child because of Mark's comment. Not that she wants a child. It's about the love between them. The child just sounds like a prize because of their love for each other.

Oooo- oooo-oooo, Amber is getting some strange. I guess that was her being sexy, but hey, she's strange.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #76 on: February 15, 2012, 08:26:18 am »
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This episode started off pretty boring and was on the way to becoming a very uneventful one at that, maybe even the "worst" episode ever in its entire run. But somehow it morphed from a 2 Star episode to that of 4 1/2 Stars. It started off slow and ended up incredibly strong. A lot of stuff went down with Max, Drew, Sarah, Zeek and Crosby, Zoey and Julia and of course Kristina, Amber and the douche Congressman. This one was a really good episode all around and I can't wait till next week. Pretty cool to see John Corbett show up at the end.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #77 on: February 15, 2012, 08:30:55 am »
She does have plenty of issues and I think they ONLY reason why she wants a baby is because she thinks she is going to lose Mark if she doesn't give him one. I wonder if that phone call at the end will suddenly change her mind about her relationship with Mark and decide to give her Ex one last chance. If she ends up doing that, it would just prove that she is unstable in the choices she keeps making.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #78 on: February 15, 2012, 08:57:04 am »
I’ve lived through some pretty hard life experiences and what I’ve learned is, it is so easy to make follow up emotional decisions that should have been thought out. Sarah, Mark and even Seth I think are in very delicate emotional states that can make some very bad decisions. Well I guess that could be said for all the characters and the whole show. Oh well, let’s see how this plays out. From the previews of next week, looks like Crosby is going to be pulled back into Jasmine noose.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #79 on: February 22, 2012, 06:03:04 am »
Added Episode 17: Remember Me, I'm The One Who Loves You
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #80 on: February 22, 2012, 07:53:20 am »
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This was a very interesting episode. One family is getting crushed while the another is repairing and salvaging theirs and another is looking to start fresh in New York. That's a lot of change and it was interesting to see the interplay between the three. Not sure which had the biggest impact both on screen or with me, so I will just start with the order it is presented.

Sarah and Mark have decided to move to New York so that she can resume her Broadway ambition and give Mark a chance to teach there while preparing to start a family of their own. Although they can dream Big with the best of the them, I wouldn't hold my breath in Sarah even pulling the trigger on this for a lot of reasons. A) She agreed to it rather quickly, in spite of thinking about her own kids. She will come up with and excuse (her Ex-Husband) as a reason not to go. B) Has she ever followed through on anything that she has said she would do? Wishy-washy. She's already using the excuse of "this is a year from now, right"? See. Doesn't want to have to think about it already.

Poor, poor Julia and Joel. The ending did not surprise me at all. I saw this coming from Day 1 and that Zoe would not give the baby up. I can imagine the feeling Julia had in the pit of her stomach when she went to the Nursery and saw Zoe playing with her newborn baby. And I can imagine the rage that was welling up inside of her. If that happened to me, knowing that you were not going to take that baby home after dreaming about it for 9 months, I would be FURIOUS!!! Oh, I can't even begin to think how irrational I personally would get in a situation like that.

But didn't Zoe sign papers giving Julia and Joel rights to adopt and that there would be no "out" clause should she change her mind at the 11th hour? If I were to draw up a contract, THIS would be at the very top of the page: YOU CAN'T CHANGE YOUR MIND AND TAKE BABY BACK EVEN IF YOU WANT TO. X__________: Sign Here.

And then there's Crosby and Jasmine. I saw this coming a mile away. Even though as the scene played out, I'm doing a facepalm and saying "why, why, why"? Have they not seen how this movie ends? They keep going back and making the same mistakes over and over. Having said that, I thought the scene was amazing with the way it was shot and Jabbar's reaction was f ucking priceless!! It was so damn good I had to replay it a few times. The song they chose to underscore the ending montage of the episode was perfect. Awesome.

Let's not forget about the suitors that are looking to buy The Luncheonette from Adam and Crosby. This should open up a great story arc as they are bound to butt heads over this. I think with Crosby and Jasmine back together, he will be even more steadfast in keeping his recording studio with Jasmine's backing. Hell, she even told him earlier in the episode that he should NEVER sell it. And let's not forget about the perceived "betrayal" that Crosby is sure to feel when he finds out that A) Adam had a meeting with the Suitors behind his back and B) He is working on their behalf to get him to sell.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #81 on: February 22, 2012, 10:52:53 am »
You are giving Jasmine more room than I would. Crosby is hopelessly in love and will continue to go back. Jasmine is selfish. Even my wife forgot the crap she pulled... still blaming Crosby for cheating. I don't see it that way. I actually think the idea of a $1,000,000,000 is ringing in her head. Whether it’s actual or that Crosby has that kind of potential. Her falling back in love doesn’t make sense. Because why?

Adam, Adam, Adam… what are you doing? Yes, finances are wrapped around your neck, but you going to push relationships that will only turn out bad. He should have much better sense. And where this dude came from… I can only imagine to move the story along. No way the value of the Luncheonette sprang to a million dollars or even two in the short time they’ve had it.

Sarah will never move away, let alone New York. The last scene with Amber was proof of that. Again, I take what Sarah does with a grain of salt. All heart, but no brains. The light bulb will come on for Mark at some point and I would think something as serious as having kids and moving family, will break the camels back. Either that or he’s deliriously stupid like Crosby.

I can only feel for Julia. My gawd, the pain. The possibility of it not happening was always out there. They chose to put the blinders on. Despite the legalize, this is truly gut wrenching to everyone
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #82 on: February 22, 2012, 10:59:55 am »
I'm not giving Jasmine anything. My opinion of her hasn't changed at all. As you said, she is the most selfish person on the show and constantly leads Crosby around by the nose. In spite of how I feel about her, the character and the history between those two, I thought the scene was pretty kick ass and really, it boils down to Jabbar's reaction that his parents are getting back together that sold me on it more than anything else.

Not sure if I would go down that road of "...a million dollars in her head" as her motivation here. She would have a nice, cushy life with Joe The Doctor. Free band-aids for life, baby!
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #83 on: February 22, 2012, 11:03:49 am »
I agree, but how do you explain the sudden turnaround. I say sudden, but she says it never stopped. Maybe so, but Jasimine's action said something completely different.

I have no idea why she would come back to Crosby now. What happened?
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« Reply #84 on: February 22, 2012, 11:14:29 am »
I agree, but how do you explain the sudden turnaround. I say sudden, but she says it never stopped. Maybe so, but Jasimine's action said something completely different.

I have no idea why she would come back to Crosby now. What happened?

Well, like I said, this wasn't a shock to me. Watching the last few episodes with regards to her, I have been noticing subtext in how she was interacting with Crosby and every time they were together, she was saying one thing, but her body language and eyes were SCREAMING, "Take me back. Tell me not to move in with him. Say something. Show me something that tells me you don't want me to go". And I think that moment, as subtle as it was, occurred in the tent. And then when Crosby finally manned up and told her how he had f ucked up and regretted ruining their family and what he truly lost, is where she finally came to the realization of what she would herself be losing should she decided to go forward and move in with Joe. It was seeing this "life" moving on without her when she was watching Crosby drive off that finally decided to take action.

That's how I saw it.

Plus, a Million bucks isn't anything to sneeze at either.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #85 on: February 22, 2012, 11:39:06 am »
I forgot to mention in my original post for this episode....

....Dwayne Wayne, er... I mean Kadeem Hardison's gotten old. Why wasn't he wearing a Flat Top in the episode? Where are his granny glasses?

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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #86 on: February 22, 2012, 03:03:27 pm »
Huh... who?
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #87 on: February 22, 2012, 03:09:03 pm »
Huh... who?

The dude trying to buy The Luncheonette.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #88 on: February 29, 2012, 05:57:51 am »
Added Episode 18: My Brother's Wedding
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #89 on: February 29, 2012, 07:15:47 am »
I was somewhat disappointed with the finale episode. I got a distinct feeling the writers tried hard to wrap up quickly certain story lines to create pseudo cliffhangers for next season. I was surprised at the speed of Crosby and Jasmines wedding. They said about 2 sentences to each other which is setting up the whole scenario of jumping into marriage to quickly.
I was surprised at the Crosby and Adam fight. Yes, Crosby was a jerk by the best man switch stunt in front of family, but Adam more so of starting the physical fight. I think what Zeek did was perfect. Pretty much grabbing Adam by the collar and waking him up. Adams actions at the end of the wedding was sweet/sour. What are you doing dude, getting up there and talking about yourself? Then he redeemed himself in the best way possible.

Drew… whatevah

Sarah and Mark… WTF. None of that makes sense. Guess I’m blinded by the emotional relationship. Wanting Mark to see the logic or illogic in his actions.

I find Kristina more and more of a b itch each episode... for a variety of reasons.

My jaw was dropped with what came about with Joel and Julia. That all happened so fast. None of that makes sense at all. Are they happy about a 9 year old boy? Coming from that situation.

I know, I know… again, without these twists and turns we wouldn’t have these wonderful stories.
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