That stupid "ParentHood" show - Does anyone here actually watch it?
I say "stupid" not because I''ve seen it, but the commercials for it make me nauseous with the acappella "dah dah da dah dah dah dahhh" music, tight shots of the cast members looking pensively into the camera or repeating some mega cheesy line, the dark haired woman who seems like she poses for every shot of every scene she''s in.\
Seriously, it must be the most douchey show on television if it resembles the commercials in the least.
It''s terrible. I''ve tried to watch it a few times and it is so boring. Would take Cougar Town over this and that''s saying A LOT.
R1, Cougar Town has been kinda funny a few times, but yeah, it wears on you.\
This stupid Parenthood crap looks painfully contrived and pretentious. It looks like they''re trying really hard to be a more hip ''30 Something''.
It''s really bad. I''ve seen quite a few episodes. I''d feel sorry for Peter Krause but he''s terrible in it too. It''s pretty much as the OP describes and all of the actors are the douchiest most mannered versions of themselves. Dax Shepherd is punchable. The family scenes are so contrived and then the episode usually ends at a giant wedding worthy outdoor banquet under twinkling white lights and paper lanterns. The singsongy valley girlish uptalky line readings with studied stutters may cause seizures.
I just cannot support the career of Dax Shepherd in any way.
The shirtless scenes of Sam Jaeger make it all worth it!
My mother LOVES the show! I really hope they cancel it so I won''t have to keep hearing about it from her.
LOL R3! They''re doing that stupid line reading shtick at the end of the show a''la Grey''s Anatomy? I''m so sick of that trend.
I watch and really enjoy it. It''s well done.
While I find Dax Shepard and his whole storyline as annoying as everyone does, I do watch and enjoy the show. It''s got a good cast and can be both amusing and touching. And it''s great to see Bonnie Bedelia again!
I love it. I like Peter Krause and I used to love the Gilmore Girls so I enjoy Lauren Graham as well. I also like the Good Wife so I usally watch one and then watch the other OnDemand later.
It looks like one of those sappy shows a la "Judging Amy" or "Gilmore Girls" with a few more male actors thrown in. And when I see that terrible actor with a bad 90''s hair parted in the middle I feel like punching the screen.
My mom likes it too.
I love my family but all that together time is really unrealistic. I keep waiting for their spouses to say something like "Why do you spend so much time with your siblings? Are you fucking?" I mean it''s constant and elaborate togetherness. I do like Ann (her?) from Arrested Development. Her proximity to the other uptalking and hammy adults really makes her shine. The little Aspergers afflicted child is fucking birth control.
Now I''m craving a Mayonegg.
Surprisingly to me, I enjoy the show too. It''s very mellow and the plotlines are very lowkey. It''s like Brothers & Sisters but with more day to day type situations.%0D\
I think the acting is pretty decent. Sam Jaeger is ADORABLE and Lauren Graham, as much as I want to hate her, is very very likable.%0D\
It''s sort of a cozy Gilmore Girls type show but I like it. Maybe it''s just because I''m a lonely single guy in his 40s craving family at this juncture?
I think the best one is Amber (Mae Whitman); she''s a fine actress when she''s given something good to work with.
It is like Brothers & Sisters, only written by humans not software.\
A couple episodes ago Sam Jaeger had something I''ve never seen on network: A hard on.\
He played a scene where he was on top of his wife, fucking, and then they ran to their daughter''s room. When he sat on the bed, he had a hard on. He looked down at it. There was a cut and suddenly the blanket that had been behind him was on his lap.
I watching to see whether or not Lauren Graham''s son is gay.
I enjoy it too. There is a lot of talent in the cast, but it can be annoying. Monica Potter''s character is so uptight! That screaming Aspergers kid is out of control sometimes too. I didn''t like Dax Shepard at first but he''s grown on me. There is a lot to like and it can sometimes be very funny.
I was happy to see Michael B. Jordan on the show.
I actually watch the show with my wife. Its not bad as a soap opera goes. However, Dax Shepherd needs to shave off that disgusting patchy ass beard, and wash the filthy oil outta his hair. I really like Bonnie B character but I admit i'm glad that they ended the relationship between the young girl and the former drunk black dude as I could not stand that storyline.Otherwise the show is pretty decent.
Peter Krause plays the same character he always plays: the pretty, self-involved straight man who thinks his shit doesn't stink even though it usually reeks.
Lauren Graham is the female version of Peter Krause.
Bonnie Bedelia is great but the plots are contrived and this family spends way too much time together.
Eww. I wouldn't look twice at the 'god' Sam Jaeger on the street. And yes, I would throw him out of bed.
I watched most of the first season hoping it would get better. Whoever called it mellow is on the right track. I'd call it sedate. Everything about it is just so...mediocre. A fine cast stuck with bland writing and cliche situations. And even though it had continuing story arcs it still felt like they tried to resolve everything neatly by the end of the hour. And yes, way too much family together time - though "Brothers and Sisters" was guilty of the same contrivance.
I wanted to like it because the movie "Parenthood" is one of my favorites.
Why does NBC have such a hardon for this shit show? First of all, it's semi-based on a movie that's like 20 years old. Next, it's ratings haven't been that great. It was taken off the air for a long hiatus, and is now back. It's just CRAP and I cannot understand why it keeps coming back??
Bonnie Bedelia always sounds as if she's high or slightly drunk.
Wasn't the late 80s film bad enough?
[quote]Bonnie Bedelia always sounds as if she's high or slightly drunk.
Maybe she and Craig T. Nelson share a joint before their workday starts?
The young man who plays the child living with mild autism does a very fine job in his role and he is an elementary schoolboy I think. He has a very fine talent.
This show is just pure melodrama.
I'm assuming the only reason NBC keeps it on, is because they have NOTHING to replace it with.
I LOVED the first season, and have watched off and on since then.
I like most of the actors, the writing is the problem for me.
People want to believe that being a parent, even with all of its downsides, is a worthwhile life. The research says otherwise. This horrible show is a way for those people to shake their heads at the characters in sympathy.
I like this show a lot, even though it can be too precious and annoying (all that naturalistic talking over one another while cloying acoustic sensitive music plays in the background).
Weren't they trying to make Monica Potter happen a few years back? The next Julia Roberts.
"Dax Shepherd is punchable."
Best thing I've read all day.
Oh please. This show is Brothers and Sisters without gay themes. DL wanted to offer up Patty Duke for awards because of Brothers and Sisters.
Same formula, same writing, same themes, just for straights.
[quote]DL wanted to offer up Patty Duke for awards because of Brothers and Sisters.
Oh. No. You. [italic]Di'n't.[/italic]
That looks like a really interesting show R36. Why was it never aired?
After watching the trailer for Awake, I'm not as excited to see it, anymore.
It's low-key, but good.
Both Lauren's and Peter's characters are different from those that they played on GG and 6FU.
Peter's character on 6FU always thought his life and his problems were always the most important. His character thought that knocking up some woman was something he invented. (It was especially wonderful to watch his character try to justify the boring relationship he had with wackadoodle.) His character didn't think anyone should judge him and that he was always right.
Sounds like Parenthood to me.
Outside of Dax - who I can't stand unless he's interacting with the whole family - I love the show. Great acting, touching moments and while yes, a tv drama, it does feel authentic at times in terms of family relations (yeah, it gets a little cutesy, but there's an undercurrent of honesty in it all).
PK's role on Parenthood is more like David (Michael Hall) than it was like Nate on 6FU. PK's Parenthood character is the uptight business man who takes care of everybody - that's not Nate.
THIS SHOW IS SO FUCKING TERRIBLE!!!! ITS THE WORST SHOW ON TV! 45 MINS OF PEOPLE TALKING OVER EACH OTHER ( ITS LIKE A TOURETTES PERSONS NIGHTMARE) AND THAN 15 MINS OF CRYING! GOD I HATE THIS SHOW SO MUCH ITS THE SAME THING EVERY WEEK! HOW COULD ANYONE STOMACH WATCHING THIS CRAP EVERY WEEK????? HERES AN EPISODE: 5 PEOPLE TALKING AT THE SAME TIME FOLLOWED BY CRYING AND HUGGING YAYYYYYY! GREAT SHOW NOT!
PHIL THE PARENTHOOD HATER
I heart thus show. I'm watching it right now.
I also heart Jason Ritter. Ray Roman I'm on the fence.
There's more crying this season.
Is Greg Berlanti involved with this show in any capacity since it has that tacky quality so typical of his writing?
I watched it twice. Hate it. Why anyone who has kids would want to watch a show that repeats the most stressful part of parenting escapes me. Arguments with attitude drenched teenagers, screamIng babies and spousal arguments. I mean seriously I do not get it.
I watch for Lauren Graham.
Yes, Lauren is gorgeous. Erika Christensen is also nice to look at.
Oh dear in two weeks we are getting a very special Christmas episode I'm already crying.
So Jason Ritter dumped Lauralei and we are stuck with Ray Ramono.
I'm crying again.
Is Dax Shepard capable of closing his mouth? Every time I see a photo of him or he is on screen, his simian maw is wide open.
That town hall meeting with shepherd was beyond nuts. He is quite awkward. I have a hard time believing joy Bryant would fall for him.
I can't watch it. The promos featuring Ray Romano as a romantic interest gross me out.
Why is Lauren Graham so bloated?
It's the very special episode DL peeps.
R56 - I think she just gained a little weight.
I got a little verklemph at the end.
It's like a glittery bowel movement wrapped in a vomit crêpe.
I like this show. It is a little like thirtysomething, and nothing like the Parenthood movie, which I barely remember (I only know I saw it because it came out squarely in the middle of my "Must See Everything Keanu" period.
I don't love it. The Bravermans aren't my favorite TV family. Zeke drives me up a wall, but it could partly be because Craig Nelson's an archconservative. Lauren Graham's character makes me want to leave the room at times.
But I love Mae Whitman. She really is my favorite actress of her generation, maybe except for Emma Stone. I like Monica Potter, who I thought was such a twit on a David E. Kelley lawyer show.
And most of all, I love Peter KRAUzah. I'll really watch anything he's in. He made me cry tonight.
Mae is a delight, and she's really grown into the role.
I like these characters more than the ones on thirtysomething.
Wow. Pretty ignorant you all are or super immature. It is a fabulous show and deals with the realities of what real life brings to the table. It not a show for closed minded morons like everyone on here bashing the show. The show is great and has an intense and very realistic story line.
More like "Late Fortysomething".
The older sibs are in their early 40s, the younger sibs are in their early to mid 30s.
Peter Krause is turning 49 this year and Lauren Graham is turning 46 in March.
Peter Krause used to be cute, but now he looks like Rick Steves without the glasses:
R66 - yes, but they both look a decade younger and play slightly younger characters.
Kristina asked Adam when he had his first boner. And she used the word "boner."
This is a quality show.
How did Adam respond, R70?
He said he was the same age as Max (their autistic son), who is about 13.
Who should Sarah choose? Jason Ritter or Ray Ramono?
[quote]He said he was the same age as Max (their autistic son), who is about 13.
That seems a little late. I remember having boners as early as 5. I probably had them younger, but I remember an incident at 5 when I was turned on by seeing a friend's father nude. I needed to pee and walked into the bathroom. He had just showered and was drying off. He was handsome too in a Clark Kent nerdy glasses way, which I had noticed even at that tender age. Anyway, I must've been staring at his cock 'cause he asked me what I needed and that's when I looked up. I didn't say anything and just ran out, my desire to pee gone. But I had a little stiffy.
Who cares, R76?
[quote]Who should Sarah choose? Jason Ritter or Ray Ramono?
Jason Ritter, even if he is too good for her.
Lauren Graham has come out as a compulsive eater and has put on 40 pounds in the last year because she's stopped taking stimulants/doing coke to suppress her appetite. She's trying to work on the emotional causes of her eating. That's all well and good but my God does she look fat recently.
Of course she should choose Ray Romano. They just fit together better and have better chemistry. Jason Ritter looks like her son.
[quote]But I love Mae Whitman. She really is my favorite actress of her generation
How old is Christina Erickson's character supposed to be? She's 30 in real life. That means she would have been 26 during the first season with a 7 year old daughter, a giant house, and supporting a stay-at-home dad. Seems unbelievable.
What do we think of new series regular Ryan?
I can't believe they made him go into the ocean in briefs and Mae had to straddle him. She definitely felt every inch of his penis through that thin wet fabric.
Maybe because I don't have any first hand experience with autism, but it seems like Max's parents need outside help in terms of strategies to deal with him. I may be remembering incorrectly, but I thought in earlier episodes/season they had a counselor or would refer to one. Now he just acts out and they wring their hands. Perhaps it's an accurate characterization, but it's frustrating to watch.
Ditto with the adopted kid. He misbehaves and Julia sort of throws her hands in the air and leaves the room. Um, okay.
R84, they did have a behavioral therapist named Gaby. She worked with Max in the first and second seasons. Then Crosby seduced her and slept with her because he was having problems with his fiancée, Jasmine. After that, Gaby quit and went to work for another family. I don't recall if Adam and Kristina considered getting another therapist, but they did decide to mainstream him. Max is now attending regular middle school.
As for Julia, she's at her wits' end. Two weeks ago, in the episode when Victor threw the metal bat at the glass door, she physically forced him to his room. And in the latest episode, when he was refusing to come to dinner and they discovered he had been hoarding candy in his room, Julia snatched the candy from him (while he sat on the bed, defiantly), which knocked him off-balance and he did a face-plant on the floor. He anonymously called the police to report the "abuse," which just sent her through the roof. The episode ended with the adoption agent stopping by and Julia saying she doesn't think she can go through with the finalization.
Good, they should send that little brat back. Hopefully they won't say no refunds.
That little adopted kid and Max are both obnoxious, are Asberger's people really that bad? Max seems to be just a slightly higher functioning Autistic.
Max is easily the most annoying character on that show. And no, not all children with Aspergers are that bad. My godson has been diagnosed with it since age 4 and trust me if he behaved like Max, his parents would have back handed him into next week. He is very intelligent, does get over over-focused onto certain subjects (i.e. clouds, weather, pencils) , does have some impulse control issues (that's getting better as he gets older and his parents work on him with it) and does need to be reminded to play with other kids because if left to his own devices, he won't think to ask or join in. But he is a well behaved kid.
I think Parenthood, overall, is worth watching. The characters that need to be improved are definitely Max and Sarah. I really want to like Sarah but I just can't. Monica Potter is doing fantastic work this season.
Max is based on writer/creator/executive producer Jason Katim's own son, who was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. I've also read that not all people with Asperger's react the same way. So maybe Max is written as Katim's son is.
You'd think a show like this would be Emmy bait, but it's been nominated once (the marginal "guest actor") and it lost.
[quote]You'd think a show like this would be Emmy bait, but it's been nominated once (the marginal "guest actor") and it lost.
I know! I was surprised to learn that it's been overlooked by the Emmys. It's got some great acting and writing, IMO. I don't know why Jason Ritter got a Guest Actor nom last year. He's been serviceable, but nothing great. I thought that Richard Dreyfus as Zeeke's playwright friend and old war buddy in Season 2 was more impressive, but he didn't get a nod.
R82, you mean Erika Christensen, who plays Julia. Hers isn’t the only “Huh?” age on Parenthood. According to what Kristina (the character) told the guy at the hotel, she had to have been pregnant with Haddie when she was a teenager (assuming Haddie didn’t skip two grades).
R83, yes Ryan is hot. *Poor* Mae Whitman having to feel Matt Lauria’s penis on her leg (if what I mean by "poor" is “Nice work if you can get it”).
R84, R85, R86, R87: I wish they’d send Victor back. That was no accident, the way he threw that bat at Sydney (who IMO was the most obnoxious child on prime time before Victor’s arrival, but still…)
I don’t mind Max, and I think the kid who plays him is doing a great job. Plus we got to hear someone say “balls” on primetime network TV for what I think was the first time ever.
[quote]I don’t mind Max, and I think the kid who plays him is doing a great job. Plus we got to hear someone say “balls” on primetime network TV for what I think was the first time ever.
Yes! Max can be insufferable, but he was hilarious in the last episode, when he was so matter-of-fact about his puberty when his grandparents came over to visit and his mom was preparing dinner. "Hi, grandpa, I've got pubic hair." That whole scene was hilarious! And later when he told his mom he washed his armpits, butt, and balls like his dad told him to. LOL! Major kudos to the young actor who was able to deliver ALL his dialogue this week with sincerity and without cracking a smile.
That's because the actor really have Asperger's. It isn't acting.
No, he doesn't.
It's criminal that 666 Park was cancelled and yet the networks keep garbage like this, and Revolution.
R96 You, clearly, are a connoisseur of all that is fine, nuanced and profound.
R94, no, Max Burkholder does not have Asperger's. Only Max Braverman, the character.
R96, while I agree it would be nice to have a show with Dave Annable in it, 666 Park Avenue was a true turd of a program.
I wish ABC would have put Revenge on at 10. It got so crapulent, I started watching The Good Wife in real time, with the thought that I'd watch Revenge online. But it turned out I don't want to watch Revenge.
But 666 Park Avenue, ewwwww...
BTW, the building they used is the Ansonia, at 73rd (I think) and Broadway.
R99: 666 was a turd BECAUSE Dave Annable was in it.
He is AWFUL in everything. He is such a bad actor. He has two facial expressions, neither interesting.
It was very disappointing that Drew did not turn out to be gay.
I agree with OP - this show is stupid.
Oh, yeah, R101. Cute as can be.
Along that line, I was thinking when Max told Adam he didn't want to talk any further about how he was going to start to think of girls differently, that maybe it was because that's the way he's starting to think about *boys*.
My favorite Parenthood moment was when Julia and her handsome husband were fooling around on their bed. He was just wearing boxers.
Their daughter came in the room and they sat up to talk to her.
I was shocked to see that he had a woody. My suspicion was confirmed when he was suddenly sitting with a blanket over his lap, which appeared from nowhere.
Kristina's bald skin cap is so ridiculous...she looks like a light bulb or a space alien...it's a good show overall, although it IS ripe for parody...the over-earnest acoustic singer-songwriter music, the overlapping dialogue.
I got that same inkling too, R103, especially when Zeke and Adam were really pushing the "you'll start thinking about girls differently" thing and Max would have none of it.
R105: She does look like a light bulb!
I love the music, R105. A respite from the crap they used to play on, say, Gossip Girl, is a lovely thing, however brief.
I heard the Lumineers' "Ho Hey" and Ben Gibbard's "Lady Adelaide" for the first time on Parenthood.
I hate shows about WWII. Can we get over it? I'm sick of Nazi uniforms, the holocaust, mushroom clouds, Battan death march, the Blitz, desert rats and the obligatory 3 second mention of the Russian front.
I've never watched one of these shows but goddamned PBS is always with the sky full of propellor planes and the white tombstones in Normandy.
Wrong thread, I think, R109.
[quote]I love the music
I take exception with the theme song. I can't fast forward quickly enough to get past Bob Dylan's "singing."
It is kind of jarring, R111, listening to Dylan bleat that out. I forget who my imprint version of "Forever Young" was by, but it wasn't Bob Dylan.
I like Bob Dylan. I have all his albums through Desire, but I can only listen to them in tiny doses.
Ray Romano is hideously repulsive. He just looks filthy.
So, no, Sarah should definitely not choose him. Besides she still loves that boy!
Ray Romano does look as if he smells really bad.
He is so unattractive, but it is so unbelievable that John Ritter's son would be hot for a bloated, older lesbian.
Ray Romano. I could never watch the Raymond show because of him.
Sarah, choose Mr. Cyr for fuck's sake.
The show is called Parenthood but all the children on this show are so obnoxious it would turn anyone off of the idea of becoming a parent.
Last nights show. Dax' s ma in is a piece of work. Passive aggressive off the chains.
So Kristina gets a healthy vending machine and at the end Max is showered with skittles. Makes perfect sense.
Season finale. Who will lauralei choose?
They said "balls" again. It was Joel's turn last night.
Sarah should just find a nice woman. She might do very well as a later-in-life lesbian.
R119, I'd much rather see her be with Jason Ritter than Ray Romano. She doesn't ping for me at all (not that I'm the final arbiter in matters Sapphic).
I'd love to see Lauren Graham play a lesbian, but I don't see Sarah as one.
However annoying, the actor that play Max does a phenominal job.
Jason Ritter is dreamy.
Hitting bookstores this week is Lawrence Wright’s “Going Clear” — an examination of the Church of Scientology told in part through the journey of a Hollywood apostate — and at least one Hollywood actress is seeking to make Scientology detractors look foolish.
Erika Christensen, an actress on NBC’s “Parenthood,” appeared on her costar Joy Bryant’s Web talk show “Across the Board” (where the guests stand-up paddleboard while talking), and is immediately hit with a question about the biggest misconceptions about Scientology.
Yay, Kristen Bell is joining the show and will direct some episodes. She'll play the woman who comes in between Dax and Joy Bryant. You notice how they're vilifying her now making her so demanding about throwing parties and forcing her mother on Dax.
[quote]So Kristina gets a healthy vending machine and at the end Max is showered with skittles. Makes perfect sense.
That was beyond stupid. I was waiting for the celebrating children to look in the machine and yell, "Where the fuck is the Coke and candy?"
I don't believe that a child as ugly as Max could come from those parents.
Could you see Lauren Graham and Erika Christensen being related?
[quote]I don't believe that a child as ugly as Max could come from those parents.
How soon people forget the Willis-Moore spawn.
Why does a photographer need an assistant? What does the assistant do all day?
If the Jason Ritter character and Sarah were together in real life, EVERYONE would be saying that he must be gay and she must be bearding for him- since he is supposed to be like 25 and she is frumpy and aging badly. It's like all those other gay guys ( Hugh Jackman, George HW Bush) with the motherly wives.
R125 is wrong.
Damn, R130. Imagine a world in which GHWB had settled down with a guy and not have bred.
R130 - Lauren is not aging badly.
It's a good show, if it had a gay character you would all be just plain stupid and silly over the show.
The whole Max at the vending machine celebrating his "victory" at the end was just corny.
Can someone please explain Sarah's budding playwrighting career? She was touted as a surprise genius for her first effort, but now has to scrounge for peanuts pay as a photographer's assistant.
I thought the new school vending machine was supposed to be a mix of healthy snacks and candy. Good luck with that. Either way, a stupid story line. The last thing that kid needs is more sugar.
This show is popular with older people, especially middle aged women. I think they like it because it represents dreams never achieved for them or perhaps what they THINK their lives were like back when they had young children.
Just seeing the promos for this silliness makes me feel sorry for all those lonely people who can't wait to see the next episode.
I think it's a solid show overall with good acting and a good sense of humor, but it's not flawless, especially that awful ending with the kids throwing Skittles all over Max.
Just a moment alone with Victor.
And then Max.
That's all I ask.
R134, when Max stopped Adam from talking any further about how the way Max would relate to girls would change now that he'd hit puberty, I wondered if what Max didn't want to talk about was that what was changing was that he was beginning to see *boys* in a different way.
R136 - Sarah was shown to have talent, but talent doesn't mean success.
[quote]Sarah was shown to have talent, but talent doesn't mean success.
Sarah has also been shown to lack confidence. People have had to remind/tell her throughout the seasons.
And I think that is one of the ways Sarah is different from the character Lauren Graham played on GG R142
[quote]How old is Christina Erickson's character supposed to be? She's 30 in real life. That means she would have been 26 during the first season with a 7 year old daughter, a giant house, and supporting a stay-at-home dad. Seems unbelievable.
Do you mean Erika Christensen? I think she's the only one playing older than her age. In the first season, she was supposed to be around 30 or pushing 30 even though she was 27 in real life. I just rewatched the episode from Season 1 where Camille asks her kids to take out their stuff from the attic. Julia's daughter is looking at a yearbook that says "Class of 1997," which we find out is Julia's. That would make her 17 or 18. Also, they mention in Season 1 that Sydney is only 5, so Julia had her when she was around 25.
[quote] Sarah was shown to have talent, but talent doesn't mean success.
Yes, but when you are writing a series, you don't make a big deal out of something and then drop it entirely.
That's bad writing.
R145, I don't disagree with you -- I thought they'd dropped this storyline rather arbitrarily, too -- but the first thing I wondered was whether Richard Dreyfus didn't want/wasn't available to return in his role as Sarah's mentor (not that they couldn't have written around that).
They lost me last season with the horrible storyline of Julia DESPERATELY wanting another child, despite the fact she was a total workaholic whose daughter was basically being raised by just Joel.
As of the first season
Peter Krause's character (Adam) is 40.
Lauren Graham's character (Sarah) is 38.
Dax Sheppard's character (Crosby) is 32.
Erika Christensen's character (Julia) is 30.
Does Mrs Ramsey in Boulder Colorado deal in adults too? I would like to introduce her to Crosbys mom-in-law.
Wow, what an insult to Erika Christensen to have her play 4 years older than she really is. It just says that she looks like shit. Even Monica Potter who is 42 in real life is playing 34 on the show. Monica can pull off 8 years younger but Erika can't even pull off her real age.
Monica Potter's character is not 34. She has a 19 year old daughter! She and Peter's character met in college, so she's in her 40s. Erika looks 30.
Either Kristina was lying when she said she was 34 or the writers goofed.
[quote]Erika looks 30.
Yeah, because she's 30 in real life. But she's playing 35 on the show. Insult to Scientology.
Thoughts on the season finale???? I just hope it wasn't the series finale.
I was glad Amber and Ryan got back together. And that Drew's girlfriend is going to college in Boston.
I cannot believe Sarah didn't choose Mark! As far as we've seen, he really has no flaws. He's understanding, patient with her, seems to want the same things as her, and is hot. I understand the character of Sarah has a long history of making wrong choices, but c'mon, Mark was literally begging to be with her!
I was also delighted by the Amber-Ryan relationship starting up again. The relationshipo is a little volatile at times but they are really passionate together.
Sarah gambled and lost. She thought she had the luxury of telling young, cute cock to fuck off because she thought she had old, smelly cock.
She wound up with neither.
Don't forget, Mark is young and probably wants kids someday, something that Sarah (who's over forty) won't be able to provide for him for long. At one point, when the subject was brought up last season, she even told him she doesn't want anymore kids. Mark said that was fine, he just wanted to be with her, but I could see it becoming an issue down the road... and I think Sarah did, too.
Sarah is losing her looks. Her chin is melting and she looks bloated.
Mark would lose interest soon.
Seriously R159? Lauren looks under 40 still.
The fact that Mark likes Sarah is enough for him to be a turn-off for her. A lot of women are like that. If a man likes you and treats you well, it's a turn-off. If you are Chris Brown (or Ryan) and show that you will fly off the handle, that's attractive. Hopefully Amber will be beaten to death by her violent pill-popping guy. But I guess since he's a cute white guy, he gets a pass.
Sarah probably likes Hank because he's grumpy and immature. She can relate to being a middle-aged teenager.
Lauren does not look younger anymore. She held-up well for awhile, maybe she just hit the wall this season. My wife is 40 and has none of that stuff going on with her face.
The show has potential. Just get tired of the silly life direction of some of the characters in it. Plus all the confessing that goes on and on......
Lauren Graham may be my least favorite actress. I can't stand the way she speaks.
R162 - I disagree. Lauren still looks younger than her age.
Pics of the cast: Peter has aged, Lauren still looks great!
I don't watch it. It's just not my kind of thing.
I can't get down with shows that have a boring "Gilmore Girls" feel to it.
This is good. I like everything with Peter Krause in it. He should be in every TV show.
I think Peter Krause is a handsome guy, but he is a bit wooden as an actor. He bores me.
I would gargle Sam Jaeger's piss. Jesus Christ. Why are there so few gay men who look like that?
Not only did NBC renew it, it is renewed for 22 episodes which is a full season, unlike the last one! This is a real good show, folks, although it can be annoying, much like a real family can be!
R171, who [italic]do[/italic] you like as much as I like Peter Krause?
The cast definitely needs an ensemble nomination at the SAGs -- and some Emmy love, too. I'm so sick of the same, old tired shows getting nominated every year. Some of them don't even deserve it. The Academy are just creatures of habit.
BTW: SHAMELESS deserves a few Emmyes, too.
It's like Brothers & Sisters, only well written and, mercifully, without Rob Lowe.
R176 - It's better than Brothers and Sisters, and not just because of no Lowe.
I like Krause as an actor, and he's far from wooden.
I love Lauren Graham.
I started watching it because a friend liked it.
It is a big soap opera, with all of the characters noisily talking over each other and butting into each others business endlessly.
As an introvert, I would HATE being part of the Braverman family with their endless togetherness.
Glad to hear other people's feedback on the show.
I am also annoyed by how they drop issues.
In the first season, Zeke was going to lose their lovely house because of bad real estate decisions...and then he pissed off the swarmy guy who was going to get him back 40 cents on the dollar.
Whatever happened to that?
R172 OMG, you're right. I would drink him right from the tap. He's so fucking hot!
[quote] Lauren recently said that she and Connie Britton were roomies as struggling actresses.
If you watch NASHVILLE you will see Ms. Britton continues to struggle to act.
I haven't watched Nashville, but Connie was great in Friday Night Lights
Lauren and Peter Krause live together.
"I forget who my imprint version of "Forever Young" was by, but it wasn't Bob Dylan."
You probably remembered Rod Stewart's hit version of the song, Dylan wrote it.
R189, Stewart's was a revised version and strayed from some of the original lyrics and music.
A couple years ago, Audra Mae (incidentally, Judy Garland's great-niece) did a beautiful cover for an episode of SONS OF ANARCHY: