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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2013, 08:40:23 am »
Let's Be Mad Together



The episode should have been called 'Boundaries' given the fact that's what it's about. You have Adam allowing a sh*tty band they are producing to walk all over him and Crosby, calling the shots. You have Joel trying to keep his new Boss in check about how she is changing up the blue plans for what they are building. You have Julia trying to keep Joel in line about how to run his business. You have Camillia trying to set boundaries with Zeke that are long gone. You have Max taking pictures of people that don't want their pictures taken. You have Amber keeping secrets about her fight with Sarah from Ryan. A lot of raw emotion that eventually cause's a huge explosion. And I just now got what the writers were getting at when Joel was pointing the Volcano on the cake at the store. Metaphor, baby!!

So, the ending was a bit ambiguous. Was Sarah placating Ryan in "accepting" his reasons about his family or is she planning to still sabotage Amber and Ryan's relationship? I'm going with the later given the look on her face as she closed the door when he walked away. Loved how Crosby was able to regain control over the band by name dropping The Beatles, Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen. The band was toast as soon as their names popped up. Nice. I never knew how cheap those albums were made for when recording them. I learn something new everyday.  :)
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2013, 08:21:12 am »
Added Episode 6: The M Word
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2013, 08:31:03 am »
The M Word



It took all of 5 seconds to figure out what the The M Word was referring to given the fact that I was looking for it. The M Word stands for a bunch of things actually. Marriage. Mayor. Moving. Mini-Van. Overall, I really liked this episode as it felt more like the old show. Best scene of the episode was of course Kristina standing up for herself during the debate and then hijacking it with true sentiment when she spoke from her heart to the mother that asked the question. I hate politicians in general because they are all just like Bob Little, condescending and all about "numbers". That's why seeing Kristina speaking as she did (even if she is just a fictional character) had so much impact. Side-note, why the f*ck can't politicians do just that......speak from the heart? It would go a long way to uniting a divided country.

As for Amber and Sarah reconciling at the end, I think Amber wasn't crying because they mended fences, but in fact she was crying because her and Ryan already eloped (which we don't see, but was hinted at earlier in the episode). How does she break the news and not break her mothers heart at the same time? I think Julia and Joel are heading for splitsville, especially after this episode. Same can be said for Camille and Zeke. I think it would be very ballsy of the show to actually crash and burn not one, but two marriages before the Series Finale. But you and I know that they will save both of them at the 11th hour.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2013, 05:37:09 am »
Added Episode 7: Speaking of Baggage
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2013, 06:58:25 am »
Speaking of Baggage



Great episode that actually made me nervous because I didn't know how the scenes were going to play out. I guess the biggest thing is after Amber had been arguing with Sarah for the past few episodes about how Ryan is "the one", now we are seeing her looking for an excuse (consciously or subconsciously) to slow things down. Well that's how it played to me anyway. You have her "flirting" with the drummer in the studio and then you have her trying to reject the engagement ring Ryan gives her as being "too much". I think their relationship is done. Sooner than you think. That's not the only relationship crashing right now. Now Julia seems to be pursuing the idea of another man (Ed Brooks). It's subtle, but it's there. Zeke and Camille also are flaming out. Really not sure what's gonna happen to them.

The scene with Hank and Sarah was funny because he still has no social skills, even with a woman he had a relationship with already. And speaking of no social skills, how the f*ck does a character like Drew manage to bang hot chicks? I guess girls are just attracted to guys with greasy hair and dandruff and rags for clothes. Ugh. The concert in the recording studio was pretty cool. Actually a great song. It's called Air by Tyson Ritter from All American Rejects.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2013, 06:59:31 am »
Tyson Ritter- Air

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XqqJkX0wm0

Couldn't find the scene from the episode...yet. Till then, this video should be enough.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2013, 11:28:49 am »
Added Episode 8: The Ring
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2013, 12:50:11 pm »
The Ring



Damn, this episode blew by incredibly fast! I thought I had another 15-20 minutes left! What the hell! Fantastic episode that actually had me nervous for some reason. I keep waiting for Ryan to blow up at Amber. Trust me, it's coming and the fact that she told him to take the ring back and get something smaller (i.e. cheaper) is just the start of their eventual doom as a couple. There is also something else at work too. Amber gave Kristina permission to use her affair with Bob Little as ammunition to go dirty in her mayoral campaign. She didn't hesitate to grant permission which to me sounds like she wants to terminate her relationship with Ryan once and for all knowing full well how he would react to news like this.

The bit with Jabbar taking ballet and Crosby's coming to terms with it was entertaining. Julia and Joel have their hands tied up now that they have broken the news to Victor that he is being held back in school. I don't see their marriage surviving at all. There is so much resentment from Joel toward Julia that it couldn't be fixed, even if they wanted it fixed. Getting back to Kristina, now that she is slipping in the polls, I still don't think she will release the information about Amber's affair. That's not to say that Heather, her campaign manager won't go behind her back and release it herself. I actually expected it to happen this episode. Saving it for next week no doubt.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2013, 05:35:06 am »
Added Episode 9: Election Day
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2013, 05:57:18 am »
Sounds like it's maintaining its momentum.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2013, 07:45:49 am »
Election Day




Awesome episode. It was both funny and rich with serious drama that is finally baring fruit. We get a couple of huge, explosive fights that come to a head. First off, Ryan finally explodes in a fit of rage. If you have been watching this season, it was a no-brainer that this was coming. I actually thought it would come sooner. Anyway, I knew that the drummer from the band was going to be on the receiving end given the fact that there is an obvious attraction toward Amber. Factor in Ryan's pent up rage, insecurity, being asked to return engagement ring and hiding his pill addiction.....of course it was going to end in a violent rage. I really hope that the writers do the right thing here and make it so that Amber finally walks away. After all that went down, if they have her sticking around, it's just going to leave a sour taste in my mouth. But I know that isn't always the easiest thing to do....to walk away.

As for Julia and Joel, it's not as cut and dry where one side is a fault and the other side is the victim. I actually agree with both of them as to what they are dealing with. I get that Julia is feeling left out and frustrated that Joel isn't really addressing their problems and he has chosen to be distant about it. On the flip-side, I totally agree with Joel in that he has been marginalized by her regarding work. He was there for her as the stay at home dad while she was the bread winner, but it hasn't been reciprocated on her part. There is absolutely no support from her as he's become the bread winner. Add to the fact that she barges in on him at work and then takes it out on his Boss was just totally uncalled for.

Loved the whole thing about Crosby "voting"...Private vs Public. Hahahaha. Funny stuff. Add to the fact that he goes through the process of buying another mans vote....priceless. Too bad about Kristina. I really thought she would win. I wanted her to win.

Mac, you really should be watching this season. It's a huge step up from last year. Really looking forward to seeing how the entire series wraps up. Props for Max finally asking a girl out to be his steady. Hank was great in giving him advice.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2013, 08:10:21 am »
I'm OK. I've had my run and fill of the show.

My wife has it on, so I do or watch other stuff.

I was truly getting frustrated with some of the characters.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2013, 05:04:43 am »
Added Episode 10: All That's Left Is the Hugging
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2013, 07:04:44 am »
All That's Left Is the Hugging



What the f*ck! The ending caught me off guard a bit. I'll get to that soon. As for the bulk of this episode, it was all about Amber and her seeking out advice on what to do regarding Ryan. I thought that common sense would prevail and that Amber listening to advice was more about trying to get people to agree with her that walking away was the smart play for her to do. So, when she comes back to confront Ryan I immediately assumed that she was finally going to severe ties with him and move on. Nope. She lays it out that she wants to marry him, have babies with him and be there for him in spite of his serious flaws. It's all for naught because unbeknownst to her, it had already re-enlisted as civilian life was and is not for him. Even though this is the best thing for her, even if she can't see it, I was really irked by Amber's blind devotion to the idea of getting married in spite of all the warning signs. Ugh. She can really p*ss me off at times.

I seriously don't like Julia anymore. Well, I have been getting more and more irritated with her the past few episodes for sure. But her hypocrisy in this one was the last straw. She is so fast to accused Joel about everything. That he isn't "there". So what does she do the moment Joel makes an effort and spends time with the family? She goes over to Ed's house to tell him in person to stop calling and emailing her which leads to them kissing. It wasn't a mistake. This is what she wanted. If it wasn't, then you send an email saying "not to call or email anymore". Hypocrite!

As for the ending, it's regarding Drew who spends the entire episode whining and moping about how the new girl he likes wants nothing more than booty calls (friends with benefits) and how he will try to change his way to fit into her lifestyle. This is the thing I have never liked about this character. He is too clingy and so willing to always make the change in order to get some chick to like him. He has no balls and is more of a girl than Amber is, which is saying a lot. So, the entire episode was about trying to change himself, when of course he is secretly wishing that the new girl will settle down and just be with him. This all becomes a moot point when his own girlfriend (can't remember her name at the moment) knocks on his door. Fade to black......

FYI, this episode was tailor-made for Mac with the amount of crying Amber does. It was wall-to-wall tears that I'm sure Mac would have been hugging and consoling his TV.  ;D Speaking of Amber or more specifically Mae Whitman who plays her, she's was probably exhausted with a migraine the size of Texas after shooting this episode. I would imagine she would be exhausted all the time, but definitely during this shoot for sure.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2013, 08:53:46 am »
Yea, well, watching this episode probably would have put me over the edge. Playing the drinking game when Amber cries, sounds like it would have given me alcohol poisoning.

From your description of Amber and her actions, I've heard of women like that, for some reason have blinders on, or worse are attracted to obvious train wrecks. aka, women who marry prisoners.

Anyway, thanks for the summary. It's better for me to read through in a minute, than sit and watch this unfold over an hour, or worse a season. Sorry, didn't mean to say worse. I've just had my fill of the show.
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