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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #60 on: April 18, 2014, 11:21:30 am »
The Pontiac



Haddie returns! And she's a lesbian! So, the reason for this new twist on the story line? Hell if I know. I get it, she's in college and whether or not she is going through a phase or not, this is who she is right now. So, the question becomes, 'how does she break the news to her parents'? It's all a moot point since Max sees her kissing her girlfriend and tells Kristina, who of course ends up having the 'talk' with her and doesn't care one way or another, as long as she's happy. So, with no prior knowledge about the episode and the fate of the series, The Pontiac played and felt like a series finale. Jason Katims made sure to at least wrap up plenty  arcs just in case NBC doesn't bring it back.

As a series finale, they did tie up a few stories with a nice red ribbon and some may think it was a bit too tiddy. I for one didn't have a problem with the approach. I rather they err on the side of caution instead of leaving things up and then not get any kind of resolution, which would have really sucked big time. As for The Pontiac, there were a couple of knock out blows to the gut that left a lasting impression. For starters, The Pontiac refers to the car that Zeke has been rebuilding all along. The whopper is that it turns out that he was rebuilding it for Drew. When he realizes what his Grandfather did for him, it's about the most powerful scene you can imagine. Ironically enough, there was one scene that in fact tops that one and it also happens in this episode as well. It's when Sydney, after a great day with the family (Julia, Victor and Joel), begs, pleads and cries to convince Joel to stay the night "as it's meant to be". It's the rawest, most real to life meltdown that I've ever seen on Parenthood. Sydney's performance literally cuts to the bone.

You know, by the end of last season, I was kind of ready for the series to go away. It's not that there was a dip in the quality, but I just didn't see where they could go with the series that they haven't all ready covered. Season 5 has been great and now with Zeke and Cam having completely moved out of their house and the possibility this is in fact the series finale.....I'm not ready to let it go. I for one wouldn't mind it coming back for one more season. I kinda hope that it does.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #61 on: April 18, 2014, 01:00:32 pm »
Ya lost me with Haddie is a Lesbian.

I haven't watched the show for at least a season, but that would have put me over and nailed it shut. And it has nothing to do with Lesbian, gays, etc. It's because it just seems like a manipulative move on the network to throw something (outrageous?) into the mix to keep one of the story arc alive.

If I saw that, I would have rolled my eyes.

The rest does sound engaging and maybe i have regrets stopping, but it's more me than the show. I guess I have time limits on any one particular thing, especially a long series. 
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #62 on: May 11, 2014, 09:58:48 am »
FYI... just read this...

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Parenthood, which is still in a holding pattern for a 13-episode sixth season. The deadline for the actors to agree to a parenthoodcost-cutting episodic guarantee reduction, that would have them appear in as few as 9 of the final episodes, came and went yesterday afternoon with no agreement reached for some of the key cast members. Things have been mostly quiet since though there is still hope that the beloved family drama will come back for a final chapter.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #63 on: May 11, 2014, 10:11:45 am »
Wait.....some of the key actor's are not returning? If this is the case, then cut the cord and let it go. It had a satisfying 'Finale" if you want to look at it that way. I rather it go out on a high note instead of bringing back a show with half the characters.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 5 - 2013)
« Reply #65 on: May 14, 2014, 08:12:44 am »
That should be good. Have a direction and goal and wrap a bow on it.
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