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Parenthood 9/18/12 Left Field

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Robin, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Robin

    Robin Nasty Woman

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    Anyone else watching? I absolutely love this show!

    Julia and Joel were really annoying me with how they were walking on eggshells around their son but they finally pulled it together. The last scene was great, where Julia thought she'd screwed up again, but no, she finally got it right.

    I about died when Amber started singing funkytown.

    I continue to be frustrated with how much they put up with from max, but I have no experience dealing with an autistic kid. I'd love to know whether they're doing it right.
    Not looking forward to the breast cancer plot line.
     
  2. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    Still watching! It's one of the few shows that the wife and I enjoy together.

    I've said it in the past: I can't even imagine being Max's father. I get very stressed just watching the show when he goes on one of his rants. (Disclaimer: this is a statement about me as a poor father, not about the Max character or other autistic children)
     
  3. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    I LOVED when Julia got out of the car in the drop-off line at school and gave the woman behind her (the one who honked) the "look" and the "give me a minute" finger...like the mama bear protecting her cub came out. Great acting!:up::up:
     
  4. Neenahboy

    Neenahboy Statistical outlier TCF Club

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    I really can't stand what they're doing with Adam and Kristina's story line. The baby, Haddie leaving, and now Kristina's breast cancer. It feels like that stretch of ER when all the horrible things were happening to Greene at once. :thumbsdown:
     
  5. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    I was thinking "that isn't the finger I would have used..."
     
  6. nirisahn

    nirisahn Active Member TCF Club

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    I love this show. But I agree with Neenahboy about the storylines for Adam & Kristina. Couldn't they have spread the misery around a little? They have the autistic child, Adam gets fired from a long held job, Kristina has breast cancer, and they have a baby just when they're getting ready to send their oldest off to college. I don't know what I'm forgetting. It's too much all one one set of characters and unnecessary when they have such a large and competent cast.
     
  7. Sadara

    Sadara huh?

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    Being the parent of an autistic son, the Max story line bothers me a lot. I am not going to let my son get away with bad behavior just because he's autistic. He still has to learn what's acceptable behavior and was is NOT. Autistic just means it take a LOT longer for my son to comprehend what is acceptable and not acceptable. But, we still work on it every time there's a moment. Oh and when my son does pull a full on melt down, usually he's getting dragged out of whatever public place he's decided to throw down. I've carried him out of school over my shoulder, out of Target over my shoulder and my husband's carried him out of a few other places over his shoulder too. Yes, I've left almost full grocery carts sitting in the middle of an aisle. We simply get in the car, go home and he always gets something taken away, like the Wii, TV or some other thing that's meaningful to him at the time. The older he gets, the quicker he gets himself under control because he knows his melt downs are not acceptable and he will lose something over it.

    I'm so not looking forward to the breast cancer story line, that's going to be very hard to watch!!
     
  8. MrCouchPotato

    MrCouchPotato New Member

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    I like Ray Romano but wasn't sure how he would fit in with the other cast of characters. At first he came off as creepy, while this episode it was a little more of an endearing creepy character. Really curious how this unfolds.

    Thought Christina and Julia scenes near the end were well done .

    The $1200 dog would not have been a consideration for us. We got a great mix puppy from the shelter for $68, fixed and with shots.

    ♪♫ Won't you take me to... ♫ Funky Town ♫♪
    Have to see about adding that to Mrs Couch Potato's calendar....
     
  9. Robin

    Robin Nasty Woman

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    Thanks, sadara. That's what I thought, but didn't know for certain.
     
  10. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Still loving the show. It's one of only a few that my wife and I both like, so we pretty much treasure it.

    I just get stressed out during most of the scenes with Adam/Christina now, mainly because with the baby crying and Max pretty much always shouting it's just so.... loud. However, I am very thankful for Funky Town. That's going to get a lot of usage in my household. ;)

    Not thrilled about the breast cancer storyline though. Haven't they gone through enough?
     
  11. Robin

    Robin Nasty Woman

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    I like the Adam/Christina/kids scenes...it makes my own set of three look perfectly chill. :D
     
  12. Satchel

    Satchel Well-Known Member

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    I have to think they all sit around the table read each week and just all start talking.

    Nothing bugs me more about this show than extended scenes where there are 4 conversations going on at the same time.


    but then again, that exact thing happens in my wife's family when they all get in the same room.
     
  13. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    We still like this show as well. I also don't like the Adam/Christina story line, and Christina has always been my least favorite character on the show. There's something about her I don't like.
     
  14. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I think the writers must have sensed this. That is why she now has breast cancer. :p;)


    :up: to Ray Romano's character giving Sarah's son the inside scoop to dating in high school. That situation hit close to home.
     
  15. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I actually like Christina - well, at least I sympathize with her quite a bit. She has *a lot* on her plate. But with Max yelling, the baby crying, and Haddie screaming (at least that is minimized for now), it's just too loud in most of her scenes. :)
     
  16. Robin

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    I have a lot of sympathy for the braverman spouses!
     

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