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« on: March 02, 2010, 09:05:50 am »

Lauren Graham is finally back on televison! Hopefully Parenthood is a well written show. It will nerver replace our beloved GG but lets hope that it is a good show!
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 10:59:43 am »

I'm going to watch it tonight to see how it is.  I've read mixed reviews so I just want to support Lauren.

Oh, I also heard Scott Patterson is going to be on a show on NBC soon probably later in the year.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010, 01:36:33 pm »

I am really enjoying Parenthood a lot.  I have watched both episodes at least a dozen if not more times.  It is no Gilmore Girls, thank God, but I do think that it is a great show.  It started out a bit slow in a sence and yet fast because they had to go through so many story lines to introduce the whole cast and give us a bit of where they are at and where they are going to be going in such a short time.  I am sure that will slow down and each week will probably just do main stories on a few of the family members and maybe just touch base on the others.  I really do think that if NBC will give it a chance and not snatch it away from us, it can really be a great show.  I laugh, I cry,  I am happy for them for some things and then I am sad for them for other.  I think that the dynamics of this family is really great.  They may argue about stuff, but they will always be there for each other.  I love Lauren in this and think that she brings so much to the role.  I love Peter Krause in here, too.  Heck, I love them all.  They are all actors that I have seen and enjoyed in other things.  I have loved Mae Whitman since I first saw her in When a Man Loves a Woman.  They all fit together as a family and are perfect for their parts. 

I don't like to compare anyone from one project to another, each one is new and each character is different and the one I am seeing is the only one that I see.  If that makes sence.  Example, while watching Sarah, I am not thinking of Lorelai or comparing the two.  However, while watching this, I do catch some things that remind me of things that happened in GG.  For instance Jim kept the ring all those years and Luke kept the horiscope.  Little things like that pop up from time to time.

I like Adam and his family and feel bad that they have to deal with Max's aspergers, but then I think that it could be a lot worse.  It is going to be hard to learn how to deal with it and learn what they need to to help Max, but once they get it all together, Max will be able to function fairly normally from what I understand.  I wonder how Haddie is going to deal with it what with Max going to need more of his parents attention.  I am sure that the WHOLE family will be there for Max, Haddie, Kristina and Adam.

I feel bad for Sarah having to move back in with her parents and for Amber and Drew as well.  I hope that it will work out for them.  I am sure there will be bumps in the road, but it will work out.  I know what she is going through because I had to do the same thing only for different reasons.  Amber seems like a troubled rebellious kid, yet she took the blame for the weed even though it wasn't her fault.  She actually is a good kid, she just needs to be listened to and trusted more.  By the end of epi 2, you can see that starting to happen.  Drew really needs a responsible male in his life to talk to and to do things with and it looks like Adam is going to be there for him.  I have had to deal with this as well.

Julia is a bit too hign strung and needs to loosen up a bit.  I feel bad that Sydney would rather be with Joel than her, but then I guess most dad's have that happening, too, especially if the wife stays home to take care of the kids.  I really feel bad for Julia that Sydney seems to be pretty close with this b****, Raquel (sp).  I am sure that will change soon.

Crosby is really going to have to grow-up fast and take on his parental responsibilitis with Jabbar.  It will be interesting as to what is going to happen with Katie.  Crosby is really funny.

And then there is Zeek and Camille.  They are really funny, especially Zeek.  They seem like they were really layed back parents.  Their story lines are going to be good.

It is really great having Lauren back on tv and on tuesday nights again and I really can see this show growing into something great if, like I said earlier, NBC gives it a chance.  I am hoping that more people will tune in to check it out.  A lot of people watched the pilot thinking that it was going to be a comedy because that is what the promos pushed, but then didn't come back because that wasn't all that it was/is.  I am hoping that more people will tune in once they find out that it is more of a drama with comedic spots thrown in.  If you haven't already figured it out, I really do like this show and can't wait for tuesday. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 02:51:36 pm »

I'm still giving it a shot though my feelings are mixed about it still.

I enjoy watching Lauren, Peter Krause, and Craig T. Nelson.  I'm more into the storylines that Sarah and Adam are dealing with.

I like Dax Shepard and I think he can act.  I'm just having a hard time connecting with his character and story.

I don't care for the Julia storyline and I just can't get into Erika Christensen.  It really takes me out of the show.

I confess, I don't watch a lot of new TV shows.  It's just hard for me to get into it at first.  I'm still giving Parenthood a chance.  I just hope it does something that will get met watching. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 09:45:45 pm »

I tried the first episode . . . It was okay . . . . but I didn't bother with the second episode. The only reason I thought I might was because of LG. I love her so much. But the rest of the show bored the crap out of me. I was really only watching it for her scenes. Maybe if it makes it as far as a whole season I'll watch the season on DVD and start watching the second season.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 11:33:32 pm »

I hate this show. I'm so disappointed. I think this show will be cancelled soon. Too bad because i wanted to see a good Lauren show.
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010, 10:33:38 am »

I have to say that Parenthood isn't as good as I thought that it would be, but I am liking it more as it goes on.  I do think that with so many characters in this show that they really should concentrate on just two, maybe three story lines a week and just touch on a couple of the others to pull those story lines into the next show as the main focus.  Trying to give each story line the same amout of attention each week makes it all a bit jumbled up and not give any one story enough time to make it solid. 

I will say that even if this show really sucked, I would still watch it just for Lauren's story.  I think that she is so talented and I think that she can do so much with this part.  This is a strong cast and I have enjoyed a lot of the projects that most of them have been in before and I want to see just what they can do with this show and how it will grow, which I believe it will.

You really should give it another try.  The pilot was really jumbled so that all of the characters could be introduced.  It is getting better.  It has a lot of laughs and a lot of emotional times. 

I have been reading that there is a really good chance that it will be picked up for a second season.  I really do hope so because there is a lot of potential there.  It just needs to be fine tuned and I strongly think that it can and will be done. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2010, 07:31:57 am »

I just watched all 5 episodes in one sitting.  I love this show!  it's a little funny, a little sweet, a little sad.  I feel like it doesn't sugarcoat too much about life, and I really like that.  some of the storylines are really fascinating!  and the family dynamic is great.  I worry that it might not do very well though, because it's a dramatic version of Modern Family (which is also a great show, and doing well viewer-wise). 

if you have given up on this show already, watch more than just the pilot!  the pilot episode of any series is always the worst episode. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2010, 09:57:15 am »

I'm not watching it anymore.  In fact, I've lost enthusiasm for a lot of things as of late.

The problem is that there's some stories I enjoy watching but there's stuff I don't care for.  Maybe I'll try again through re-runs later on.
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010, 07:33:35 pm »

I actually enjoy the show. there are some parts that are not my favorite, but as the season went on those got less and less. Overall it is really awesome. I love the mix of serious with humorous. I'm excited and cannot wait for next season.
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