‘Parenthood’ Recap: Inappropriate Braverman Behavior Runs Rampant

The second episode of this season of “Parenthood” was all about the Bravermans being presumptuous, rude, and ignoring social cues. Max has Aspergers, but what is everyone else’s excuse? The episode opens with Kristina (Monica Potter) staring at Max (Max Burkholder) while he sleeps. That’s taking helicopter parenting too far, Kristina. It’s Max’s first day […]

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Six Questions from ‘Parenthood’s’ Perplexing Premiere

Tuesday’s third season premiere of “Parenthood” featured the Bravermans in unusually melodramatic scenarios, a departure from the show’s typical focus on realistic family issues. Will it work? Or will it turn out like “Friday Night Lights” Season 2, which awkwardly shoved a murder plot into the high school football drama? It’s an apt comparison not […]

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‘Parenthood’ Preview: Bravermans Gone Wild

Tuesday night, “Parenthood” returns with a shocking season premiere. The Bravermans have always been known for talking over each other, barging into each other’s homes and offices unannounced, and being one of television’s most exasperatingly realistic families. Season 3 takes everything you knew and loved about the overextended family and turns it upside down. Brace […]

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‘Parenthood’ Finale: Accidents Happen

“Parenthood” is a bubble show. It will probably get picked up for a third season since it gets higher ratings than most NBC shows, but it has not been renewed yet. The writers faced the difficult task of crafting a season finale that could also serve as a series finale. They did it with an […]

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10 Reasons You Need to Watch ‘Parenthood’

“Parenthood” is a show that flies under the radar. There are no dead bodies, medical crises or supernatural incidents. It’s that rarest of television shows, a family drama that deals with actual real life family problems.  In other words, the Braverman family is struggling with raising kids and paying bills, not worrying about how they […]

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‘Parenthood’ Explores How To Tell A Child He Has Asperger’s

How do you explain Asperger’s syndrome to a child with Asperger’s? That is the dilemma that last night’s powerful episode of “Parenthood” tackled. The ongoing struggle of Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) to help their son Max (Max Burkholder), who was diagnosed with Asperger’s in the show’s first season. “I’m very proud of […]

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Erika Christensen Ponders ‘Parenthood,’ Explores Her ‘Risqué’ Side

Erika Christensen honed her dramatic chops in ‘Traffic,’ stalked like a pro in ‘Swimfan,’ rocked alongside Susan Sarandon in ‘The Banger Sisters’ and portrayed an unrealistically gorgeous flight attendant in ‘Flightplan.’ Yet even with those roles and many more under her belt, NBC’s Parenthood‘ (Tuesdays at 10/9c) has managed to give her brand-new territory to […]

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New on DVD: Hannah Montana, Tyson, Surveillance & More

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Hannah-Montana%3A-The-Movie/147514/1078862189/Hannah-Montana-Movie%3A-The-Climb/embed 580 476] Hannah Montana: The Movie The Disney Channel’s hit series about Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) and her pop superstar alter ego Hannah Montana goes feature-length with a story prizing Miley’s down-home roots over the glitzy glamorpuss lifestyle threatening to change her into something her father (Billy Ray Cyrus) doesn’t like. (more…)

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