Monday, February 21, 2011

What I’m Watching: Parenthood

Parenthood: Season 2, Episode 16 “Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs” (B+)

Here’s to a very entertaining, well-rounded installment of this show. After plenty of episodes involving Adam and Kristina being concerned about their daughter, now it’s back to their son as the bug guy they hire for his party just happened to have Asperger’s, which is pretty cool. I’m so pleased with Michael Emerson’s follow-up role to his very creepy part on “Lost,” and one of my favorite parts of this episode was hearing Max detail all of the information that Andy was saying a moment before Andy himself announced it all, prompting him to rather ineffectively attempt to ban comments from the audience. It was absolutely hilarious to see Julia and Joel put their romance on hold and then lose control of themselves and get to it in the linen closet. I especially love how Kristina told Adam that she had seen them rather than keeping the secret to herself. It was interesting to see Zeek try to extend a hand of semi-friendship to Seth and see it just not work out at all. Crosby, who had been doing so much better lately as a parent to Jabar and a boyfriend slash fiancée to Jasmine, and to see him crash and burn by doing exactly what he shouldn’t be doing is rather tragic and very similar to watching a car wreck happen and not being able to look away. Let’s hope he finds some way out of it and doesn’t royally screw up something that would at this point be totally his fault.

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