Parenthood: This Week’s Chuckle, Cry and Cringe

by Rachel Stein October 3, 2012 6:00 am
<i>Parenthood</i>: This Week’s Chuckle, Cry and Cringe

I was really impressed with last night's "The Talk." The episode wasn't great, but it did cover the N-word, our society's treatment of veterans, autism, bullying, breast cancer, adoption and the big Team Peeta vs. Team Gale Hunger Games divide -- not bad for a 40-odd-minute primetime family drama. I think Parenthood is laying it on a little too thick so far this season (with not nearly enough Camille or Amber, might I add), but given the fact that the episode ended with Adam making Kristina move up her surgery date, I don't have that much to complain about right now, so let's get to the nitty-gritty.

Parenthood: This Week’s Chuckle, Cry and Cringe

by Rachel Stein September 26, 2012 10:45 am
<i>Parenthood</i>: This Week’s Chuckle, Cry and Cringe

I was really hoping last night's "Everything Is Not Okay" would open with Kristina and Adam learning that the lump isn't serious, and that the very idea of her even having cancer would propel them into a season-long story arc where they grab life by the horns. As you can imagine, I was sorely disappointed.

Parenthood: This Week’s Chuckle, Cry and Cringe

by Rachel Stein September 19, 2012 6:00 am
<i>Parenthood</i>: This Week’s Chuckle, Cry and Cringe

Aside from ruining "Funkytown" for me, "Left Field" was another pleasant outing for Parenthood. Though it didn't pack as much punch as the season premiere, the episode moved the plot forward and proved that Ray Romano is not being used in vain. The main reason I enjoyed "Left Field" is because Drew didn't get Amy preggers. I was sure that after the show made such a big deal about the littlest Holt finally getting some during last season's finale, we'd come back to see his girlfriend five months pregnant. I feel bad for the guy and everything about his first heart break, but I have no doubt that if he's still upset even after talking to Hank, Amber will give him a pep talk and all faith will be resorted. That or he'll sleep with Amy's best friend. Either way.

Parenthood: This Week’s Chuckle, Cry and Cringe

by Rachel Stein September 12, 2012 6:00 am
<i>Parenthood</i>: This Week’s Chuckle, Cry and Cringe

We did it everyone! Parenthood is back for at least 15 more episodes, and with any luck enough people tuned into last night's Season 4 premiere that there will be a lot more where that came from. Unless you're Bob Little... there's no way we'll ever see that sorry politician ever again.

Five Great Moments From the Road Trip Episode of Parenthood

by Rachel Stein January 4, 2012 11:35 am
Five Great Moments From the Road Trip Episode of <I>Parenthood</i>

I've really been enjoying this season of Parenthood, and last night's "Road Trip" was an exceptionally great episode. Packing up the Braverman family at the beginning of the second half of the season, throwing them out of their comfort zones -- and, in a few cases, slightly stale story arcs -- and putting Zeek on edge about his stone-cold mother (played well by Frances Sternhagen) made for a terrific hour of network dramedy. The ending was expectedly sweet and everything, but the best parts of "Road Trip" happened before the heartwarming country drive home:

TV on DVD: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

by Ethan Alter August 20, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, January 14, 2013

by Rachel Stein January 14, 2013 2:43 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, January 14, 2013

Is this the end of Klaroline?

Today's TWoP News: Monday, October 22, 2012

by Samantha Rullo October 22, 2012 3:26 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, October 22, 2012

It looks like November 3 will be the night that comedy nerds everywhere explode with excitement.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, October 4, 2012

by Rachel Stein October 4, 2012 4:46 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, October 4, 2012

How do you think the A-team affords those black hoodies?

TWoP 10: Burning Questions About Fall 2012 TV

by TWoP Staff September 28, 2012 6:02 am
TWoP 10: Burning Questions About Fall 2012 TV

The insanity of Fall TV is in full swing, and while we're busy judging shows as a whole, a lot of the new and returning shows really have us puzzled with some of the unusual choices they are making. We'll likely never get these answers, but we pose the questions that really have us stumped.

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