- I'm not sure I can picture another show doing a plotline like the Crosby/Jasmine/Jabbar one from last night. Yes, The Good Wife did something kind of similar with Grace's search for religion (which kind of disappeared without explanation), but handling this plot without clearly defined "right" and "wrong" sides of the debate was really well done.
- Similarly, I'm not sure if I can picture another network drama having the Julia/Joel adoption plotline not being entirely a happy ending for them. I'm particularly interested to see how this plays out given that the young actor playing Victor is now a regular and has been added to the credits.
- The adult cast of the show gets a lot of credit (and deservedly so), but one thing that struck me in last night's episode in particular was how good some of the scenes involving only the younger actors were. In particular, the scenes between Max and Haddie and Max and Victor were very well performed.
- I didn't watch Everybody Loves Raymond (find Patricia Heaton exceedingly shrill) or Men of a Certain Age (despite hearing from many people how good it was), and was pleasantly surprised to see that Ray Romano winds up fitting into this world really well.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
LET'S ALL HANG OUT AT THE LUNCHEONETTE: Because of NBC's oddball scheduling proclivities, last night was the first time we saw our friends the Bravermans (Bravermen?) on Parenthood in over 6 months (last season's finale was February 28, to make way for Fashion Star). I have to say that if the rest of the season keeps up that level of quality, the show deserves to be in the Emmy conversation for next year. A few specific points:
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