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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2014, 01:53:08 pm »
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I could tell right from the beginning that this was going to be a train wreck and train wreck it was. By that, I mean a goooooood train wreck. As the episode went on, and everything was being set up, I couldn't wait for them to get to the 'Family Dinner' so that everything would (and does) hit the fan. It was almost as if this was written as a comedy. Whether it was or not, it was still funny to see the family implode and start pointing fingers at each other. Even the idea of Amber and Drew getting idea together being somewhat odd, seeing them stoned at the dinner table was indeed priceless. Fantastic scene between Zeke and Joel, asking him to fight for Julia. It was subtle, but the subtext was powerful. So, even though we see it coming, seeing Joel walk into the Church at the end was awesome. Maybe their marriage can be saved.......
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2014, 04:11:27 pm »
Added Episode 18: The Offer
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2014, 04:19:07 pm »
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They went for the jugular in this episode as far as pulling on the heart strings. It was really sad to see Max finally breaking down emotionally because he thinks he's "weird" because that's what the other kids call him. Very powerful scene between him, Kristina and Adam in the hour. The button on the scene was when Kristina climbs into the back seat and just hugs him. If you're a robot, you won't be after that scene for sure. I gotta applaud NBC for allowing Adam to use the word ' a s s h o l e ' on a family show and it was 100% justifiable because of the situation that was unfolding. It's what any parent would have said in trying to make their child know they are on THEIR side. This wasn't the only emotionally charge scene. There was also Victor fearing he was going to be abandoned by Joel and Julia. His scene with Joel at the end, also powerful. The scene with Sydney blaming Victor for the family falling apart was just as equally gut wrenching.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2014, 12:01:45 pm »
Added Episode 19: Fraud Alert
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2014, 12:10:32 pm »
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Great episode that gave us 3 solid story lines. Not sure which one is the best though. Victor and Sydney's arc was good because it mirrored what Amber and Drew went through as kids of a broken home. So it was cool to see the little kids not only understanding each other, but actually bonding over something very similar. I like that they have given Amber more of a grown up story line as she isn't the same whiny, crying girl from before. Dug the Zeke and Crosby road trip. Max's arc was very good, especially the surfing part. As great as the episode was, there was a major bait and switch that kind of p*ssed me off. This episode was hyped as the return of Jason Ritter and the commercials and TV spot clearly were playing up the idea that Sarah would have to chose between him or Hank in the romance department. Well, it was all moot and kind of a wasted opportunity as Jason's character is engaged and just wanted to tell Sarah that. Loved the ending montage in the final 2 minutes. But there was a huge bombshell that was dropped that I didn't see coming. Earlier in the episode Julia confront Joel about where they are in reconciling. They aren't. So, imagine my surprise when we see that Julia and Ed (the source of her separation) were clearly on a date. BOOM!
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2014, 01:03:24 pm »
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Well, it was all moot and kind of a wasted opportunity as Jason's character is engaged and just wanted to tell Sarah that.

Why would anyone do that?  What purpose did that serve? Sounds like a major dick move.

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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2014, 01:08:04 pm »
He told her because he didn't want her to run into other people and hear it second hand. She "thanked" him for being considerate, but you could clearly see that she was crushed because she accepted his dinner date with the idea he was pursuing her again and that this would be a first step to rekindling their on again off again relationship.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2014, 04:21:44 pm »
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He told her because he didn't want her to run into other people and hear it second hand.

Seriously... that's his reason? That is just crushing to be told by the person. It would have been better told second hand.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2014, 04:23:56 pm »
Agreed.

At first, when he mentioned that he was engaged, I was expecting to hear him say that he "still had unresolved feelings" for Sarah and that he was there to see if there was anything left between them before committing to whoever the other chick is. THAT would have played much better and made more sense.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2014, 02:42:24 pm »
Added Episode 20: Cold Feet
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2014, 02:48:25 pm »
Cold Feet



Well, Julia's "romance" with Ed was short....but not sweet. I guess he did come on a little too strong, which of course sent Julia running into another man's arms....er, bed. The fact that it was Max's old Teacher says that this is going to go horribly wrong. I'm sure that Julia will have regrets the following day and break it off with him, which in turn will probably make Teacher decide that working with Kristina's new Charter School "awkward", which of course is going to come back on Julia for f*cking everything up. This is how I would write it if the goal was to mine the best possible drama for the show. It's about time they revisited the Luncheonette on the show. It has been way too many episodes since the last one actually involving music.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #56 on: April 09, 2014, 04:53:26 pm »
I'm watching About A Boy, but have not started a thread for it. But Episode 7: About a Poker Night definitely belongs in here for sure as Crosby and his newborn baby make a cameo in this one. It was a nice surprise to say the least. I knew that both series take place in San Francisco, but I never at any time thought there would ever be a crossover from one series to the other. Now I'm curious if anyone from About A Boy will pop up on Parenthood. I'd give this episode 4 Stars out of 5.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #57 on: April 13, 2014, 07:26:50 am »
Added Episode 21: I'm Still Here
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #58 on: April 13, 2014, 07:38:19 am »
I'm Still Here



A very emotional and powerful episode. After watching it, I felt I had been put through the ringer, especially the scenes involving Kristina as she says her goodbyes to Gwen, who she met through her chemotherapy and had bonded with. The deathbed scene was very hard to watch without getting emotional. Very sad. When she learns later that she had passed away, that was gut wrenching as well. Another emotional scene was when Amber has a meltdown upon learning that Ryan has been hospitalize due to a serious accident (military-related). Walking into hospitals is the last thing I want to do myself. So seeing Amber making that walk down the hallway to his room, I related to that sense of dread. At least there was a 'happy ending' to it. I'm guessing this will lead to them getting back together.

Really enjoyed the scenes with Crosby and Joel as they worked on fixing the floorboards and giving them time to talk and more specifically Joel an opportunity to reconnect with someone from the family. Who would have ever guessed that it would be Crosby that would get the ball rolling in Joel and Julia reconciling? It's a start as seen by Joel stopping by her house later. Overall a great episode that also hints at the fact that Sarah may be falling for Hank again. And given the fact that he was there for Amber in her moment of crisis scored some major brownie points, even if that wasn't his intention.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #59 on: April 18, 2014, 11:06:27 am »
Added Episode 22: The Pontiac
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