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This Week on TV

Parenthood: “Tales from the Luncheonette”

Parenthood never disappoints and this week was no different. Kristina is home taking care of baby Nora while Adam is busy trying to get his record studio with Crosby up and running. This leads to chaos at home – the house is a mess, dinner isn’t getting cooked, and poor Hattie has no one to read her college essay. On the other hand, Adam and Crosby got a call from Cee-Lo saying he wanted to record at their studio. Cee-Lo was unhappy with all of the takes, which caused a lot of tension between Adam and Crosby. They feared they had lost their first customer.

The other half of the family was dealing with some much deeper issues: Seth’s alcoholism and Julia and Joel’s adoption. Sarah is determined to get him help because as much as she hates Seth and what he does to their children, she knows he is family; what happens to him matters. Seth can’t get into the free rehab so she goes to her parents for money. Zeke refuses to help, so Sarah turns to Julia. Meanwhile Zeke also had quite an opinion on Julia and Joel’s adoption. He thinks it’s a terrible idea. Zeke, Camille, Sarah, Julia and Joel are eating dinner together and Joel unknowingly brings up the money to Sarah. Zeke realizes what happened and freaks out, but Joel stands up to him and says to stay out of both situations because these are decisions they’ve made as a family. Love him!

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How I Met Your Mother

Barney spent the entire episode trying to see and/or feel Lily’s pregnancy boobs. After some trickery on everyone’s parts, Barney got a glimpse but not a feel. Ted told the gang about running into Victoria at the Architect’s Ball. Turns out she’s engaged to Claus, a man she started dating very soon after she and Ted broke up. She also told Ted that the reason none of his relationships have worked out is because he has leftover feelings for Robin and it’s not helpful that he sees her every day, along with her other ex, Barney. He admitted in his voiceover that he is still hung up on her, so I’m interested to see if a) he cuts all ties with her (doubtful), or b) my theory about Robin being the mother was right all along.

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I Need to Know What ‘The Event’ Actually Was!

It’s old news that NBC cancelled The Event, and considering it didn’t make it to season 2 there probably aren’t many people who care. I, however, care a great deal. I started recording it from the beginning but never got around to watching it (a problem I often have since I overachieve when it comes to watching TV). Then my DVR broke (that was a tragic day) and I lost it all and didn’t plan to make an effort to find it elsewhere. But then, Jason Ritter tweeted and said the first half of the season was available ondemand for a few more days. Seeing as though I’m always up for the challenge of watching excessive amounts of TV before it’s taken away, I decided to give it a shot.

My initial interest in the show was because I’m a fan of Jason Ritter. The whole alien thing didn’t really appeal to me, but I figured I’d give it a shot for him. As the show went on, though, I became less and less interested in his character and more interested in the White House story lines (of course, it all intertwines). I think it’s because I really like Željko Ivanek and Ian Anthony Dale. But I digress…

I was surprised to hear it was cancelled only because I remember Jason Ritter talking in an interview back in September about how the writers wrote five full seasons from beginning to end and sold it as a five-year deal. I must’ve misheard or he must’ve misspoke because that does not appear to be the case. But, since the writers planned for five years, the end of season one did not wrap anything up. That’s no way to end a show that’s never coming back! I need answers!!

I read on Deadline that SyFy might pick it up as a miniseries, and if it does well it could lead to another season. I really hope that happens because one way or another, I need to find out what “the event” actually is!

The only positive outcome of canceling this show would be if Jason Ritter goes back to Parenthood. I don’t know what it is about him and Lauren Graham together, but I like it!


UPDATED 6/9: I just read an article on About.com saying Syfy is not picking the show up. Craig Engler, a senior executive at Syfy tweeted: “To answer some questions I’ve been getting, at this time we have no plans to pick up The Event.”

Sad 😦 You can read the rest of the article here, if you want.

Will There Be a Season 3?

Parenthood is by far one of the best shows on TV right now. And I realize that’s a huge statement to make, but it is just so so so good each and every week – from the writing to the acting, I can’t get enough of the Braverman clan! The fact that season three is in question, boggles my mind. It’s heart-wrenching, it’s dramatic, it’s fun, it’s real life.

Rather than critique the season finale (which had me in tears within 10 seconds, by the way), here are some thoughts on one of my favorite families:

Adam & Kristina

As a couple, they are fantastic. It’s fun to watch them bounce off each other, both having their moments of complete insanity. And I’ve got to say, Adam was so out of line with Haddie’s boyfriend. I understand he’s a concerned parent, but if my dad EVER mentioned the word condom or anything related to sex to my boyfriend, I would probably kill him. It’s not his place and inappropriate on so many levels, including the fact that the family was in the emergency room waiting to see if Amber was okay after the car accident. In other news, Kristina is pregnant and happens to find out the same day Adam gets fired. They just can’t catch a break! Should be interesting to see how they cope next season (yes, I’m assuming there will be one).


Let me start off by saying, I’m pretty sure Lauren Graham can do no wrong. I loved her in Gilmore Girls and I love her in this as well. I’m glad to see things are finally going Sarah’s way and her career is taking off in a positive direction with the play being produced. I know the struggling character is so much more interesting, but I hope good things continue to come for Sarah next season. Now on to her children… I thought Amber was over the whole rebellious thing? I get it, she didn’t get in to college, and it sucks. But when she pushed her mother to the ground; I wanted to jump through the TV and smack her! And poor Drew tries to step in and help, but there’s nothing he can do. The kid is always being overshadowed by the rest of the drama in his life. Oh well, he’s not the only one lost in the shuffle on the show.

Julia & Joel

I have to say, I was not a fan of this couple at first, but I think the writers and actors have really softened them up a bit, making them a lot more personable. Especially with the current storyline, you really feel for Julia. It’s heart breaking to watch her struggle with the fact that she can’t have any more kids and trying desperately to keep Sydney close when all she wants to do is be a kid. And Joel stands by her no matter what. I would love to see Joel get more screen time. With such a large cast his character often gets pushed to the backburner. Give him something to work with!

Crosby & Jasmine

I’m SO over the back and forth of will they or won’t they get back together. Crosby messed up BIG TIME and I hate him for it, but Jasmine needs to either say she’s done and mean it or give the guy a chance to fix it. Randomly showing up and supporting the family is confusing for Crosby. On the one hand I get that she cares for the Bravermans like family and wants to stay in touch for Jabbar’s sake, but her actions and words don’t match up. I think the end of the season left the couple in a good place and I’d like to see them continue to move forward as a couple, eventually moving on from the incident.

Zeek & Camille

Camille is another one of those characters that doesn’t get any screen time. The writers tried to give her a storyline, but it was just boring. Unfortunately, I don’t think I would notice if we never saw her again, which is a shame because I LOVE Zeek. As the patriarch of the family, he takes control and really brings everyone together. Whether it was putting Max in his place at the hospital or telling Amber to snap out of it, he says what’s on his mind at all times, no holding back. Unlike Camille, he doesn’t need his own storyline because he’s so involved with the issues in everyone else’s life.

So I leave you with this question: Will Parenthood be back for a third season and do they deserve it?