Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What I’m Watching: Parenthood (Season Premiere)

Parenthood: Season 6, Episode 1 “Vegas” (B+)

It’s always a welcome thing to have this show back, and it looks like its final year is going to be plenty compelling. We start off with the shocking confirmation that Amber is pregnant, a fact that she ends up sharing first with her cousin Haddie of all people. It’s clear that Amber is broken up about it, and the look on Sarah’s face at the end of the episode said it all. It’s going to be a tough road ahead, but we may finally be looking at a fourth generation of Bravermans. The first generation isn’t doing all that well considering Zeek passed out in Vegas, but it’s more his negative attitude towards any type of treatment that’s concerning. He and Camille are happy in their new house, but Zeek does need to be on top of his health. Adam’s distress as the idea of his least qualified sibling and his second least qualified sibling trying to help his dad was justified since both Crosby and Sarah endorsed him gambling instead of staying in the hospital. Julia’s love life is a complicated matter, as she’s very involved with her boss at work – probably not the best idea – and Joel is being the sweet, caring person he always has been in the face of crisis. It’s a triumphant accomplishment to see Kristina’s school finally open, and Adam couldn’t have given her a more perfect gift than convincing their son that he needed to support his mother and be the thirty-ninth student at the school they built for him.

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