Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pilot Review: Parenthood

Parenthood (NBC)
Premiered March 2 at 10pm

Sometimes the previews don’t accurately indicate what a show is going to be like. It’s the tendency of NBC to over-promote to death its upcoming series, especially if they feature Jerry Seinfeld. The quick spots that aired every ten minutes for the past few weeks weren’t terribly funny, but the good news is that they are much more entertaining in the show, and there are plenty more where those came from. The best part is that this is an extended family story that works, that emphasizes multiple generations and ensures that every one of its arcs is interesting unlike something like “Brothers & Sisters.” This show is a drama first and foremost, but there are still many humorous moments, and some of the threads are more comical than others. The cast is incredibly strong, and most importantly, it seems like there is much potential for the future of this show. The four siblings are played by an incredibly diverse cast of actors, but they all bring something different to the table. Peter Krause is back in fine “Six Feet Under” form after being a bit too elastic and unserious while headlining “Dirty Sexy Money,” and his genuine paternal instincts are what make him truly interesting, as does his relationship with his father, played by Craig T. Nelson. Lauren Graham, Erika Christensen, and Dax Shepard all do a fantastic job of representing the dating mother, workaholic devotee, and slacker extraordinaire with a surprise child in tow. The standout child has to be Mae Whitman (“Thief”) whose taken attitude and the way she speaks to her mother make her a fantastic rebel daughter for mother Graham to contend with in the house. There are surely many more significant plot developments on the way, and I’ll definitely be sticking around, and I can only hope that the magnificent Marguerite Moreau will be, even if she has to resort to those sperm she has on reserve since her would-be baby daddy has found a new child of his own.

How will it work as a series? Four grown siblings, two grandparents, two spouses, several grandchildren, and any number of girlfriends or boyfriends should make for more than enough material for this show to go on for a long time. If one thread doesn’t work, characters can easily be phased out, and the show’s title makes it clear that this show is about family dynamics, a phenomenon that doesn’t easily go away.
How long will it last? This should be on a long time simply because of how much NBC promoted it and the fact that they really don’t want to get rid of what could be a boon for them in the wake of their weekdays at 10pm failure. While the show didn’t receive overwhelmingly positive reviews, it’s the kind of series that could get better and become more popular. The much inferior “Brothers & Sisters” is already in the middle of its fourth season, so if NBC is as smart as ABC, maybe this one will make it that far too.

Pilot grade: B+


Greg Boyd said...

I might decide to check this series out at some point. I just really don't have time right now. It looks pretty good.

Unknown said...

louis vuitton purses
fitflop shoes
adidas superstar
roshe run
canada goose pas cher
canada goose jackets
uggs outlet
toms shoes
tods sale
ray ban sunglasses outlet
chicago bulls jerseys
louis vuitton
coach outlet
timberland shoes
coach outlet store online clearances
louboutin femme
oakley outlet
moncler pas cher
fitflop clearance
ghd flat iron
ugg boot uk
adidas superstar trainers
vans sneakers
coach factory outlet online
ralph lauren sale
polo shirts
coach factory outlet
the north face jackets
ugg boot uk
jordan retro 4
cheap beats headphones
mont blanc pen
louis vuitton outlet
louboutin shoes
louis vuitton handbags
kobe shoes 11
louis vuitton outlet
uggs sale
adidas boost

mmjiaxin said...

chrome hearts
air max thea
tiffany and co uk
fitflop shoes
michael kors outlet online
michael kors handbags outlet
oakley sunglasses
skechers outlet store

raybanoutlet001 said...

nike tn pas cher
hugo boss
uggs outlet
instyler max 2
converse shoes
pandora outlet
uggs outlet
cheap ray ban sunglasses
nike tn
converse trainers

raybanoutlet001 said...

cheap ray bans
ray ban sunglasses
hugo boss suits
nike outlet
nike blazer
nike factory store
gucci outlet
air huarache
nike free run
new york giants jerseys

priya said...

avriq Desktop/Laptop Repair
avriq yellow pages
avriq business services
avriq bbb
Avriq India

Health Supplement Care said...

Erotika spa said...

Erotika spa is offering multiple type of massage services, Body to Body Massage, Happy ending Massage, Erotic Massage, Sensual massage, B2b massage, Sandwich Massage, Swedish massage, Aroma oil Massage, tantra massage with price in Delhi, Female to male body Massage center in Delhi.

Read More:

dreak said...

With Testo Ultra you could turn into the male you made utilization of to be, or the person you've always planned to be. Sex-related scatters of a few sorts may have extreme outcomes on joint efforts. On the off chance that you lose confidence, you will probably perform ineffectively each time. Tis endless loop can be stopped, in any case, with a Testosterone supporter that perceives the issue that men deal with. By enhancing and furthermore growing your erections you could at long last entire your devotee's sexual necessitie.

Testo Ultra

Mgiwebzone said...

Mgiwebzone offer Best Internet marketing services to improve your online presence. No matter which industry your business belongs to, chances are you have to deal with everyday challenges and fierce competition. The experts at MgiWebzone will reshape and redefine your website’s status and standing in the Search Engines.
For more info call us at: (+91) 7503544039
E-mail on

Read More at:

Divine Aesthetics Clinic said...

Cosmetic surgery is where a person chooses to have an operation or invasive medical procedure, to change their physical appearance for cosmetic rather than medical reasons.
Non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as Botox and dermal fillers - typically used to relax or fill crease lines - do not involve surgery. However, there are still risks attached.
Cosmetic surgery is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck, and body. Because treated areas function properly but lack aesthetic appeal, cosmetic surgery is elective.
Read more:

Sapiens Ias said...

Anthropology Optional for UPSC
by Pradip Sarkar
New Batch Starting from 26th Nov. 2018
Online/Offline Class also Available
Admission Open, Join Now

Call: 8700922126 || 011-2875 6962 || 9718354962
Address: 17A/44, W.E.A. 3rd Floor, Near Karol Bagh Metro Station (Pillar No. 99), New Delhi- 110005.


Betty said...

Ekeeda offers Online Mechanical Engineering Courses for all the Subjects as per the Syllabus - Civil videos

Mgiwebzone said...

Website Design For Education Institution In Delhi India

We offer complete professional Website Design Solutions,As a website design company we offer a full-circle approach in responsive website designing and web development services. Our website designing services covers strategic planning, business intelligence, creative, application development, digital marketing, seo services and e-commerce solutions.

Mgiwebzone offer Best Internet marketing services to improve your online presence. No matter which industry your business belongs to, chances are you have to deal with everyday challenges and fierce competition. The experts at MgiWebzonewill reshape and redefine your website’s status and standing in the Search Engines.
For more info call us at: (+91) 7503544039
E-mail on

Read More:

Divine Aesthetics Clinic said...

Leaser Hair Treatment In Amritsar

Laser therapies are medical treatments that use focused light. Unlike most light sources, light from a laser (which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) is tuned to specific wavelengths. This allows it to be focused into powerful beams. Laser light is so intense that it can be used to shape diamonds or cut steel.
In medicine, lasers allow surgeons to work at high levels of precision by focusing on a small area, damaging less of the surrounding tissue. If you have laser therapy, you may experience less pain, swelling, and scarring than with traditional surgery. However, laser therapy can be expensive and require repeated treatments.
What is laser therapy used for?

Lasers may be useful in treating the very early stages of some cancers, including..

For cancer, laser therapy is usually used alongside other treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation.

Read more:

Easy Cab said...

Dublin Airport Taxi

We provides best dublin taxi and shuttle services, such as getting our clients at airports, ports and train stations and giving support services at congresses, events and shows, besides organizing trips to the most varied destinations.

A highlight of our activities is the City Tour – a dublin taxi service that takes our clients to any place inside or outside the city of Dublin, so they can get acquainted with what the city and the outskirts have the to offer at best.

Besides the safety, quality and professionalism, we pride ourselves for the comfort we offer to our guests. We dedicate the upmost care to deliver to our clients the necessary well-being during their trip, counting with a modern fleet of vehicles to tend to their needs.

Read More:

Seena Desai said...

When you're looking for Goa escorts it's usually not that simple to grasp that the Goa places to seek them out. There are hundreds and hundreds of escort websites which say from themselves they want the Goa escorts within the globe as advertisers in their own pages.
Goa escorts

Sapiens Ias said...

Sapiens IAS offers flexible and results-oriented Best Zoology Optional Coaching for UPSC and IAS students through an online and offline training program by well known IAS trainer Mr. Pradip Sarkar.

Call: 8700922126 || 011-2875 6962 || 9718354962
Address: 17A/44, W.E.A. 3rd Floor, Near Karol Bagh Metro Station (Pillar No. 99), New Delhi- 110005.

Read More AT :

Health tasks said...

For an artificial vertical garden , Dekorr is something that has its unique language to speak. It is guided to show how things much are in terms of the right thing at ...

Read More: