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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2011, 06:33:52 am »
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What a great episode. There was so much going on I felt for the first time, they did not have enough time (hour show) to properly give the scenario's the attention they needed. While the whole Sydney thing was great to see, I notice they wrapped it up quite quickly like a Cosby show. Her 180 from a raving maniac to a good loser just would not happen that fast. I loved the way mom and dad handled it. I laughed my ass off when they open the door and Sydney’s on the floor, running out the door and escaping for their lives.

If mom ever finds out all the things Amber has done recently, I can only imagine the hell fire brought down. Asking dad to leave. Encouraging Drew to defy mom (despite mom’s good/bad intentions). That whole scene of Mom talking to Drew about his grades hits home with me. Even the obsession with the phone and the girlfriend. Very realistic.

I’m totally shocked at Adam. I cannot understand what he’s doing. I thought he had his **** together and he totally loses it with ****. The only reason I can see him stepping into forbidden land is he’s not getting any at home… and Kristina being a maniac does not help.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2011, 07:52:06 am »
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Wow. So much to talk about. But we gotta dive into the most prominent part of the episode, Adam and Rachel. Dude, I thought you were so much smarter than that. You can't be that blind to not see that you guys have an attraction to each other and saying all those complimentary things about her is just only going to fan the flames even more. In a situation like that, you call her a cab!! Sure, I get that offering to give her a ride home is the nice thing to do, but come on, you should know better than that. Deep down, I don't think he would cheat as he clearly says at the end by telling her that he "loves his wife".  But there is a part of me that suspects that even though he knew where it was going and where it could have gone, he just needed to see that he was still desirable to someone other than his wife.

Speaking of his wife. I gotta give it up for Kristina for putting that bully in his place. Loved the comment about the "Justin Bieber" hairdo. Haha. I don't think I would have waited that long to address the situation and I probably wouldn't have been as civil as her laying down the law.

The whole Sydney thing regarding winning and losing was interesting. I'm extremely competitve by nature and I hate to lose, but I don't think I have ever acted out in the way she did. That was extreme. I know those types of people exist. But it's still makes me take a step back when I see it first hand. Props to both Julia and Joel for staying the course and not giving into her tantrums.

And then there is Zeek and Camille who proved they each still have plenty of widsom to impart on their kids. Zeek by addressing the situation with Sydney and Camille by setting Sarah straight about they way she is handling Drew not seeing Amy and more to the point in how she treats her own Mother.

Crosby is an ass. Who makes fun of a client while he is suppose to be working? Act professional dude. You always complain that no one takes you serious. Well, maybe if you took things serious for once, the rest will fall into place.

I like Rachel and I hope that she is around for awhile. But I get the feeling that Alexandra Daddario stay is going to be short-lived on the series.

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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2011, 07:55:58 am »
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While the whole Sydney thing was great to see, I notice they wrapped it up quite quickly like a Cosby show. Her 180 from a raving maniac to a good loser just would not happen that fast.

That was EXACTLY what I thought as well.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2011, 08:11:55 am »
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So much to talk about. But we gotta dive into the most prominent part of the episode, Adam and Rachel. Dude, I thought you were so much smarter than that. You can't be that blind to not see that you guys have an attraction to each other and saying all those complimentary things about her is just only going to fan the flames even more. In a situation like that, you call her a cab!! Sure, I get that offering to give her a ride home is the nice thing to do, but come on, you should know better than that. Deep down, I don't think he would cheat as he clearly says at the end by telling her that he "loves his wife".  But there is a part of me that suspects that even though he knew where it was going and where it could have gone, he just needed to see that he was still desirable to someone other than his wife.

I think you're on the right track. Out of the whole show, that one comment stuck out big time. With the look on his face, he was not talking to Rachel. He was talking to himself, trying to convince himself.

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We could see where all this was going with Adam, but IMO, the next morning should have been 'Sayonara baby, this is not going to work'

With Adam first trying police Crosby's relationship with Rachel and then it turns 180 on him, Adam... dude, your mind is so far off from work, this can only lead to trouble.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2011, 05:24:52 am »
Added Episode 10: Mr. Honesty
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2011, 05:47:59 am »
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Mr. Honesty huh? What good did that do for you Adam? You should have kept your mouth shut and not told Kristina. Who would ever have thought that Crosby could be right about anything and I don't mean just "not tell her" either. He gave you sound advice as to why not to tell her regarding the fact that she just had a baby and is extremely self conscious and very emotional and that no amount of sugar coating it is gonna to soften the blow. But just to show how dumb you can be Adam, you go and top yourself again by lying to Kristina that you had fired Rachel. Huh? At what point did you think that Kristina would never drop by the Luncheonette to see you or call you? Of course she was going to find out that Rachel is still working there. Dude, you're up sh*t creek. Sucks to be you.

As for Crosby, as soon as I heard Jabbar asking if he and Jasmine were ever going to get married, I knew that it would bring up some buried emotions and that they would be hooking up again. Sure enough, that's exactly what happened. Do I think this is the start of a beautiful relationship? Ha, not even close. They will both be suffering from the walk of shame the next morning and say it was nothing but a big mistake. Now, when Dr. Joe finds out, we will see what kind of man he is. Does he drop her like a bad habit for cheating on him or does he just accept it and become a doormat? Sucks to be you.

Now to Joel and Julia. I don't know if this is what they have planned on the show, but watching it unfold where Zoe and her boyfriend do a last minute reprieve and shake them down for more money brings up something I have thought about before. Who is to say that Zoe didn't plan this from the beginning? It was my intial thought about her when they started this story arc to get Julia and Joel to accept you as family and then threaten to take away the baby knowing they have invested all that time and money into you that they would gladly accept the new terms. Sucks to be you.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #51 on: November 23, 2011, 06:09:59 am »
Adam… unbelievable dude, and uncharacteristic. I am totally baffled at everything you did. I laughed out loud when Crosby was being very sarcastic. “Yea, that’s an excellent idea. Kristina will embrace it.” Smiling the whole time he’s saying it because he for one of the few times, knows he is way smarter than Adam this time.

Now Crosby hooking up with Jasmine is a dream come true… again. But in the morning, Jasmine will cut his heart to pieces again and say it was a one time thing. Again, she is doing what she wants. Good luck with that.

Amber cried at the 31 minute mark, but she kept a stiff upper lip later when talking with mom at the coffee hut. Grandma is doing the right thing. Helping, but laying down the law. It seems unbelievable that someone doesn't know how much they make or what they spend money on, but I have seen it far too often. Someone needs to kick Amber in the ass... MOM!!!!, but we know that won't happen. This story line hits too close to home. We are going through this with my step daughter. She knows little about finances and is going in directions not thought out well. She says money means nothing to her (she's a new found Christian... God will provide), yet all her decisions involve money.

Don’t know what to say about the whole baby adoption thing. I know exactly what’s coming from Zeek.

I think many of these story lines illustrates what we see a lot of in real life. Smart people who seem to have their **** together, but for one reason or another make some unbelievably stupid decisions.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2011, 07:01:50 am »
Added Episode 11: Missing
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2011, 08:11:41 am »
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I was not expecting to see Crosby be the one to break it off with Jasmine. I would have bet top dollar that he would have been all gaga waking up next to her and immediately get clingy. That didn't happen at all. Is he now starting to grow up? Hell, he even manage to speak intelligently to Rachel when she tried to quit her job because of what happened with her and Adam.

I gotta say that I'm impressed with how well Julia is handling the whole Zoe/baby/money shakedown. If I were in her spot, I'd be f ucking furious and give Zoe the cold shoulder, especially with Zoe being so condescending to "give her time to think it over". The almighty dollar doesn't rule here. Not everyone is lead by the nose. In spite of all of this, when you really look at it, I think it's Zoe herself that wants to be adopted by Julia and Joel because she sees the life that she doesn't have and the fact that her boyfriend kicked her out of the house at the end just reaffirms this.

Everything wrapped up nicely at the end, some sooner than I expected and some out of nowhere. I knew they would find Max. But I wasn't expecting Kristina to call Rachel and bury the hatchet so quickly. Most likely for her own peace of mind more than anything else. I kept waiting for the shoe to drop with Mark and Sarah and I figured him wanting to have a baby with her was the moment that would finally rupture there relationship because of the age difference. To my surprise it didn't...

..until next week of course.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2011, 10:58:33 am »
Yes, everything did wrap up nicely… for the most part. I kind of like it. There are some things that do not need to keep going. Jasmine and Crosby… so much a relief. It was refreshing to see something different happen than what we would expect to happen with Crosby.

Julia’s directness was just masterful. No playin… this is the way it is. No thinking. No money. Our hands are tied. Zoe did look totally surprised. I guess because she was believing in her boyfriend. That situation is still laying on eggs. I do not understand the boyfriend’s paper signing. Is it because biologically he is the father? How does that play into law?

Max’s adventure was very interesting. I love Haddie spoke her piece of mind. Good for you. And contrast that with Max’s comment and then pull back and look at mom and dad. What do you do?
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2011, 11:09:50 am »
I'm curious about something regarding both Zoe and the boyfriend. Zoe has signed the papers to give the baby to Julia and Joel. The boyfriend has said if his price is met he will sign the papers. So it's clear that both of them don't want the baby. What happens when 2 parents are then "stuck" with a newborn and clearly don't want it? Could Julia and Joel then lay claim to the baby based on them being unfit and trying to extort money with only 1/2 of the couple signing the contract?

I'm trying to think of a way where Julia and Joel could end up getting the baby regardless of him signing. Then again, it's more likely that Zoe will have a heart to heart talk with the boyfriend and convince him to allow the Braverman's to give the life the baby deserves. But that's too easy. I want some slick lawyer maneuvering on Julia's part that says "Don't f uck with the Braverman's!"

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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2011, 11:19:13 am »
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I'm curious about something regarding both Zoe and the boyfriend. Zoe has signed the papers to give the baby to Julia and Joel. The boyfriend has said if his price is met he will sign the papers. So it's clear that both of them don't want the baby. What happens when 2 parents are then "stuck" with a newborn and clearly don't want it? Could Julia and Joel then lay claim to the baby based on them being unfit and trying to extort money with only 1/2 of the couple signing the contract?

I'm trying to think of a way where Julia and Joel could end up getting the baby regardless of him signing. Then again, it's more likely that Zoe will have a heart to heart talk with the boyfriend and convince him to allow the Braverman's to give the life the baby deserves. But that's too easy. I want some slick lawyer maneuvering on Julia's part that says "Don't f uck with the Braverman's!"

That' it. What are these paper's? Is it something legal? Can a woman sign over her unborn child? There has to be a legal process when it comes to life and the whole money thing is the tipping point. They can't use money because it becomes illegal?

And yep... that is Zoe's dilemma. She did not expect a 180. The Bravermen's were a sign of hope for Zoe to get out of situation she clearly does not want to be in... a mom. Now there is strong potential to be back at square one.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #57 on: November 30, 2011, 11:30:19 am »
There is just something a bit off about the whole Zoe/Boyfriend angle. I mentioned it in an earlier post a while back, but where was the Boyfriend when Zoe originally got together with Julia and started hashing this deal out? If they were in fact together from the beginning, i.e. not broken up, I find it hard to believe that the Boyfriend would have let her start this on her own which means he orchestrated this with clear intentions that they were trying to get Julia and Joel on the hook and with the threat of taking the baby away they would fall in line and pay any amount to keep the baby.

Another thing to ponder. Her Boyfriend suddenly kicks her out at the end after having a "talk" with him about the contract? Maybe this is to play on Julia's sympathy toward her and get back into her good graces and work on her from the inside? I'm clearly taking this way too far.

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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #58 on: January 04, 2012, 07:52:21 am »
Added Episode 12: Road Trip

Welcome back Parenthood, I forgot what your face looked like.
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Re: Parenthood (Season 3)
« Reply #59 on: January 04, 2012, 09:34:25 am »
Road Trip



The Braverman Clan


Craig T. Nelson & Frances Sternhagen


Craig T. NelsonMonica Potter


Miles Heizer & Lauren Graham


I love Road Trips in life as well as on TV Shows and movies. They did a pretty good job of keeping things interesting throughout the entire episode which is hard to do if the entire story revolves around being on the road. This episode is basically a stand alone episode from the rest of the series since most of the subplots were pushed off to the side to focus on Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) taking the entire Braverman Clan up to see his Mom on her Birthday. He really got to shine here. But it's very sad that any person, especially someone of his age is STILL seeking approval from his Mother. Leave it to Kristina (Monica Potter) to tell him like it is and get through to him....for the most part.

Poor Drew (Miles Heizer). He walked in on his mom having sex with Mark. AKWARD! I would never be freaked out if I walked in on Lauren Graham having sex. As for Max, I would have expected his "you're a b*tch" outburst to have happened long ago. She was right in disciplining him the way she did. Too bad she caved in so easily after the fact.
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