Originally Posted by Adam Lenhardt /t/323682/parenthood-season-4-thread#post_3973583
For those who weren't completely turned off by the end of last season, the fourth season of "Parenthood" premieres tonight at 10 PM.
Exactly my concern (about ANY of the plotlines).schan1269 said:. Who knows where they will take this.
And then throw out a paying client due to an emotional outburst...Originally Posted by schan1269 /t/323682/parenthood-season-4-thread#post_3974011
The one story line that deserves the whole "A stockbroker must have thought of it"...
Kinda like in the vein of the "live animated" commercials(forget who the ads are for)...
"I want serious advice. He tells me I should invest in a vineyard. A vineyard? Give me a break."
That whole commercial plotline sums up the whole...
"I lost my job, let's invest all our money into a recording studio."...
The difference is that Amber was the politician's employee. He was in a position of responsibility over her. The musicians' relationship to Amber was purely transactional; they pay the Luncheonette money for recording time, the recording studio provides its services for said time. I doubt finding out that she was "the other woman" was a proud moment for Amber, but the experience didn't turn her whole world upside down like what happened with the politician.KevinGress said:"Adam throwing out the paying customers was one of the big groan-worthy moments for me." - I'm quoting because I'm sure a lot of people had the same reaction, and I did too, a little. What I find a little funny, after analyzing it is that many here were lambasting the politician last year but (I suspect) the same people are giving a pass to the musician. "That's all part of rock-n-roll"! Well, I'm sure many would say "That's all part of politics!" too. Now, what Adam did was unprofessional, but I respect it from a moral perspective. And I liked the conversation that he and Amber had later.
They did a nice job of touching on the grandmother's side of things in the first couple seasons. The church is the center of Jasmine's mother's social world. While they didn't delve into it directly, I don't think anything about the storyline was a put down on Christianity, but rather a realization on Crosby's part of a gap in his own life.Jabar - I appreciate the balance the show tried to keep, and that it didn't put down faith; I was just disappointed with the Braverman characters and their reactions. I understand Crosby and Jasmine wanting to be the ones to talk to Jabar and I really liked the grandmother's response - "Just what DO you believe?". I doubt this plotline will go anywhere else, but if it does, I really hope they do some research and present Christianity (my assumption of the grandmother's faith) and faith in the proper context.
Actually 15 episodes this season. NBC seems to like to use the show a schedule plug. I'm still liking it enough to continue on, too. But there are certainly other shows that have come to make me feel like Matt, Mike and Greg have come to feel about this one ("Glee" comes to mind), and I certainly wouldn't blame them if they decided to jump ship.For the most part I liked it. It'll be interesting to see where the 13 (right?) episodes go and if this will be it.
This was probably my biggest beef with the episode. And on top of that, are there any guys that would even really care about being in the picture?Originally Posted by KevinGress /t/323682/parenthood-season-4-thread#post_3973908
A bit disappointed with Mark - his need to be in the picture shows a lot of selfishness and a bit of immaturity.
In 15 years of marriage, I've spent a big slice of it avoiding those fiascos..Originally Posted by ScottH /t/323682/parenthood-season-4-thread#post_3974548
This was probably my biggest beef with the episode. And on top of that, are there any guys that would even really care about being in the picture?
I'll eat my hat if all the time wasted on the plotline of Mark and the family photo isn't a set-up to a pending breakup between Mark and Sarah to "add" to the drama of the split.ScottH said:This was probably my biggest beef with the episode. And on top of that, are there any guys that would even really care about being in the picture?