‘Parenthood’: Cee Lo Sings Janis Joplin

What’s the one thing you never expected to see on “Parenthood“? A dinner scene where none of the Bravermans talk over each other? Don’t get crazy. That is not going to happen. However, something nearly as unlikely transpired in the October 18th episode, “Tales From the Luncheonette”: celebrity stunt casting. “The Voice’s” Cee Lo Green […]

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‘Parenthood’ Recap: Zeek Finds Commercial Success with Hilarious New Gig

Tuesday night’s episode of “Parenthood” was, without a doubt the first television show to juxtapose storylines about elementary school lunch table politics and erectile dysfunction pills. Zeek, (Craig T. Nelson) who caught the acting bug when he appeared in Sarah’s play last season, is cast in a commercial for Viagra.  Please write more hilarious storylines […]

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‘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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