Parenthood 5-11 Review – “Stay a Little Longer”
Last year, a Canadian TV network was airing Parenthood on Wednesday nights, making it easier for me to watch and review the show during the week. Unfortunately they haven’t done that so far in 2014, which means that it takes me a while to find »»
Parenthood 5-10 Review – “All That’s Left Is The Hugging”
If I were a crier, this episode of Parenthood would have gotten me good. Instead I just did my thing where my throat gets tight and I pretend I’ve had a sudden allergic reaction to french fries.
It was, of course, the Amber and Ryan stuff that »»
Parenthood 5-8 Review – “Election Day”
I didn’t have a chance to write about Parenthood last week because of conflicting non-TV related events, but I really wanted to. Last week’s “The Ring” was a great episode… minus the election stuff, which really hasnR »»
Parenthood 5-7 Review – “I’m Getting Sugar.”
You know what Parenthood does so well? Shared looks. Especially between the Braverman kids. Several times in this episode, Crosby, Sarah, Adam and Julia shared looks and you knew what they were communicating to one another. “Gee, Dad’s no »»
Parenthood 5-6 Review – Up For Debate
Hmm. This was not my favorite episode of Parenthood, and as regular Couchtime reader Dana pointed out, the season is off to a shaky start. Two major storylines are really bothering me this season – Kristina and Julia’s.
The mayoral campai »»
Parenthood 5-5 Review – “Let’s Be Mad Together”
I wish Parenthood was on a little earlier. It airs at 11pm on Thursdays where I live, which means I always sleepily stay up to watch (because it’s Parenthood, I HAVE TO) and then never find time to blog about it on the weekend.
This week’ »»
Parenthood 5-3 Review – “Nipple Confusion”
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but in a television landscape dominated by the concept of the anti-hero, I’m very glad to also watch a show like Parenthood. It’s not emotionally draining, like Breaking Bad (for all its genius) c »»
Parenthood Episode 5-2 Review – “All Aboard…”
I didn’t have a chance to review Parenthood right after it aired this week, but I wanted to write a post on the blog because I really liked “All Aboard Who’s Coming Aboard”.
The great thing about Parenthood is »»
Parenthood Episode 5-1 Review – Together Again
Of all the shows, I might look forward to the return of Parenthood the most. It just delights me. I was so happy to have the Bravermans back on my TV screen. I loved catching up with where all the family members are, since some time (nine-ish months? »»
Parenthood Episode 4-14 Review – Tough Love
Damn, another awesome episode of Parenthood. You know what I loved about this episode? It focused on a few of the “weaker” (I mean, that’s relative – even the best storyline on a show would pale in comparison to Kristina and »»
Parenthood Episode 4-13 Review – Puberty and Pregnancy
Drew and Amber, best siblings on TV
Parenthood has been famously emotional this season, and last night’s episode was no exception. It was one of the few episodes (if not the only?) this year that didn’t really mention Kristina’s cancer, yet it »»
Parenthood - Episode 4-12 Review - Bald and Beautiful
It’s possible that this week’s episode of Parenthood was perfect. I mean, honestly. It was a heavy episode, but there were smiles too. Warm moments. Tense family issues. Tears. It was everything I love about the show. What a way for the show to c »»
Parenthood - Episode 4-10 Review - Business or Pleasure?
Ray Romano and Lauren Graham
One of the things I admire about Parenthood writers is their ability to take a storyline I’m not necessarily on board with and take it in a direction that is just so damn good. We’ve talked about it before on the blo »»
Parenthood - Episode 4-9 Review - Dance, Moms
This week’s episode of Parenthood was one of the first in a while that hasn’t had a strong focus on Kristina’s cancer battle, and it was just as strong as all the other. Of course, cancer still looms over everything for Adam and Kristina. The r »»
Parenthood - Episode 4-8 Review - Too Much
Is it 4:20?
This week’s Parenthood was excellent (again!), and I liked that almost all storylines had a common theme: biting off more than one can chew, often with the best of intentions.
Parenthood has always been able to make its characters »»
Parenthood - Episode 4-7 Review - I Want My Mommy
Monica Potter as Kristina
Thank god! The election is over, the results were good, and Parenthood is finally back on our TVs. I’ve missed it.
This was a strong episode, and like the others it mostly focused on Kristina battling cancer. Monic »»
Parenthood - Episode 4-6 Review - What Lies Ahead
Last night’s episode of Parenthood was so good, yet made me so upset in some ways. That’s a sign of a good TV show, though. The characters are flawed, and they made decisions that you don’t always agree with. Parenthood knows how to do that so »»
Parenthood - Episode 4-5 Review - Breaking Bad News
Here’s what I love about Parenthood: every time I’m worried that something will be too sappy, unrealistic or uncharacteristic, they do exactly the right thing. So many shows don’t.
For example, when Adam and Kristina told Haddie ab »»
Parenthood - Episode 4-4 Review - The Black Talk
Did you guys know that there’s a “the talk” for being black? Because according to last night’s episode of Parenthood, there is one. And it made for one of the best storylines Jasmine and Crosby have ever had.
Crosby and Jasmine
Parenthood - Episode 4-3 Review – Doctor Who?
Wow. Only three episodes into the new season, and Parenthood is already killing it with the emotional material. I thought “Everything Is Not OK” was so good, and moved at a perfect pace. Kristina’s health scare is very real, and it& »»
Parenthood - Episode 4-1 Review - Hello, Goodbye
Tonight’s season four premiere of Parenthood was a lovely way for us to say “Hello” to the Bravermans for another year, but the episode mostly focused on saying goodbye to Haddie as she took off for college on the East coast. I thought it was a »»