Parenthood > Parenthood Season Finale Review: The Season of the Zeek > Comments Page 2
If the network has yet to decide whether or not this show should be renewed, let me just say they would be very wise to bring it back. It is one of the best programs on television and should be renewed without a doubt. My husband and I look forward to seeing it in the fall lineup. Come on NBC, get with it!
love your review! i agree with you about everything! i don't understand why Jasmine was there in the first place. She's not part of the family and she's not close with Amber or Sarah. I can't see them immediately calling her and asking her to come.
Love this show! Deeply. And this episode did extremely well in the ratings, so I'm extremely confident it will be renewed. Obviously, we'll all feel better when it gets an official pick up but it looks good. I've been a little befuddled by some comments, both in this article and others I have read, that people feel the show will not be coming back because the finale tied up loose ends. WHAT?!?!?!?! You all know tv doesn't work this way. If it did, then shows that are on the bubble of being renewed should just write a ton of cliffhangers into their season finales and then the network will renew them. Right? WRONG! So many shows have had tons of unresolved storylines and then been canceled. Also, so many season finales have been lovely (and would have been okay as series finales) but the show came back with new storylines in the fall. The big thing, though, is to remember that Parenthood's season 1 finale ended with even more resolutions than this season 2 finale. I mean, please, the ent
We LOVE LOVE LOVE this show and we don't even have kids. Everyone can relate to and fall in love with these characters. And the acting and writing is SUPER Superb!!!!!!! It better be renewed or I might stop watcing NBC!
Please don't cancel this show !
One of the best shows on NBC !
in re Susan Harris - The "alternative to birth" as you chose to put it, was covered .. just rewatch the episode, listen to her hesitation and read the facial expressions .. however, it was immediately dismissed by both as not the best option for their particular scenario. The fact that the writers did not dwell on it, is most likely because the characters were supposed to make a choice and move on. I think there are only so many social issues the show can address at any given time. Note that they did not choose to bring up the healthcare debate while in the hospital for instance. What's next, "they didn't tackle the problem with illegal aliens and the issue with public unions!!" ?
Plots cannot encompass absolutely option and outcome, and quite frankly - that is not what most TV shows are really for. Parenthood is not reality ...
As for season vs series finale ... they pretty much terminated all sources of anxiety and controversy which is what made (makes) this show special .. com
My family absolutely loves this show. We also have a child with special needs and it is so refreshing and needed to have this type of "real" family drama on television today. I will be very sad if it is not brought back for another season. I imagine with the cast it employs, it is not inexpensive to produce. It is, however, worth it. This quality art form is a dying experience and my fall season will be lesser without "Parenthood".
Big problem with ending!! Why no mention of an alternative to giving birth??? Or are we to believe that Adam and wife are devout pro-lifers? Is abortion SUCH a taboo still that writers aren't allowed to mention it as an option?
I love this show, and watch it every week. I do get the feeling that they made the season finale ready to be a series finale. They left very little cliffhangers at the end, but if it was a series finale it ended very well. I am hoping they do renew Parenthood. I make sure I am at home watching this in HD. I work and subscribe to DISH Network and have their HD package. I get the most HD in the industry and it's free for life. I love that I can watch all my favorite shows in a crystal clear picture. Lets all hope for another great season of Parenthood.
I have to say, you are wrong about Crosby. The way he acted from the moment Jasmine entered, was as expected. After all, that was HIS life, he loves Jasmine and all he wanted was to win her back. Especcially a dramatic event like the accident would only intensify that. So it was well played out. And after he told Jasmine he wouldn't pursue her any more, she realized she didn't want that final thing, for them to be totally over. Sometimes that is what it takes to realize those things.
Also, the Julia/birth story: also right. Those things also happen and shift our thoughts. We might think that is what we want, that we're happy with what we have but the simple thing of holding a new born could reveal the hidden yearning for another baby. I only would have hoped they would try a surrogate first. There are more options besides adoption, so that was a few steps too far if you ask me.
I agree with Maggie, Haddie is a responsible women and even though she is still Adam's daughter he has to be willing to give her a chance. In a world like this, Haddie, to me, seems like an amazing daughter and women and eventually she's gonna make a responsible adult.
The show did seem like it added everything up and tied up all the loose ends but with it's unsecured future that was totally understandable.
I absoulutly loved Zeke in this episode...it just showed how much he's truly learned and evolved throughout the season. Knowing Zeke, he probably would punched one of those actors out in the beginning but he acted very professionally.
I'm also SOOOOO happy Adam and Cristina are gonna have a baby :) even though things are rocky, they'll find a way to pull through :)
I love this show and hope it stays on for a 3rd season. It's so raw and real to life. Much better than so much other junk on the air. The characters are touching and relateable.
In case anyone else wants to know...that beautiful song at the very beginning is "I'm There, too" by Michele Featherstone.
I love this show and agree with the previous post way above...why does cr*p like Jersey Shore keep going and shows like this struggle to get a new season when they are SO good! I also could have done without that stupid pregnant woman scene especially since they ended up knowing each other and later confessed that they thought each other was a bitch. The birthing scene...well that was just gross. I put it on mute for a few minutes - the screaming scared the bejeezus out of my dog! The best parts were Amber and Zeek finally telling her like it is and to just buck-up and be a Braverman - finally someone tells her what she needed to hear - she has been such a pathetic brat since she didn't get into Berkeley. I also didn't buy Sarah's fast success with playwriting - -that never happens in real life. Also can't stand Richard Dreyfus in that role for some reason - he is like nails on a chalkboard...why? Can't put my finger on it. And I agree w/previous posts that Crosby was sort of wierdl
This is by the far the best show on TV! I can't wait for this show each week. The Braverman family has become my family. The writing and acting is fantastic! I laugh and cry through each episode. I can't believe that there's even a question about a third season. Why is it that shows like The Jersey Shore get renewed so easily and a great show like Parenthood is fighting to stay on the air. It doesn't make sense. I loved the finale.
This was a great episode. I liked the ending with 2 families ready to be parents all over again. Usually the story lines ring true with me but I think that the story line with Sarah's play missed the boat. Plus it was out of character for her..achieving too much too quickly, too easily. And I missed the previous story line that Zeek is an actor?? Great show, though.
last night show was great but i expected it to be much better. i wanted to see some emotional scenceS betweent sarah and her family. but they had to ruin it with max tantrum.. i was so annoyed be that. they just had to make it all about MAX! and what is the point of kristina being pregnant? i really want to see how that plays out in season. hope drew gets a storyline in season three. they never give that kid anything to do.
Like others here, I believe Parenthood is one of the best shows on TV today. Great portrayal of Max, great characters all around, realistic, etc. I really hope they come out with Season 3! Lots more story to be had. New baby for Adam's family, further struggles with Amber--she may not really be out of the woods and worry free yet, plus there's issues with Amber and Drew's father too. Sarah and the play, and further writings. Joel and Julia adopting, and continuing to parent Sydney, and a new beginning, hopefully, for Crosby, Jasmine, and Jabar. Thanks NBC for a great show!!!
I have mixed emotions over the finale. I could of done without the whole Julia/pregnant lady storyline, boring. I didn't want Jasmine and Crosby back together. The writes all season made Jasmine insensitive and overbearing and now we are to just accept that she and Crosby area good fit? I think ONE Braverman should stay single. And how can a pregnancy be a surprise? Either you're practicing birth control or you're not. I'd think they wouldn't want to have another kid at their ages and with Max being so much to handle. All and all a great show even with the bits I complained about. Hope NBC renews it and hope Comcast promotes it on their On Demand menu for people to watch it more.
There is no question that this is one of the best shows on television and the only NBC show worth watching anymore! I have serious issues with how well Adam fathers Max and how not well he fathers Haddie. It seems people are supportive of him but it is time he starts wearing the pants in that house. She has not given them a reason to not treat her as a responsible young woman, so let her be a responsible young woman and stop hovering!
As far as Crosby, leave the guy alone! He may be an immature adult, but how many of us are? As far as I am concerned, he is the most realistic adult character on the show... Some of us learn later in life!
The show in my eyes was just a hit. It had me laughing and also in tears throughout. I love ALL the characters I cannot pick just one.the Braverman family would make me proud to belong to it. Yes fingers crossed that it will be coming back ,prayers too I really enjoyed that hour of solitude with their family.Thanks for the time they have given me
As someone with Aspergers I can relate to the actions of Max alot. You have to remember he is 8 years old in the show. His behavior at the hospital is very typical of us with autism at that age. Not feeling emphathy is a major sympton that I still have trouble with...of course those who look it at from the outside view the child/adult as obnoxious and selfish, but that is not what is going on in the head of Max..he has expectations that our condition causes to be fulfilled. Dealing with change..as in not getting his pancakes, when promises, however trivial, is something even Adults with aspergers/autism have trouble with..for a child at 8, I had plenty of meltdowns over trivial stuff I look back on now.
This show is absolutely amazing and this finale was perfect!
I mean it's so realistic! And the actors are so true to their characters, they have so much chemistry and they don't need to overact.
I cried with Amber, I was excited during Sarah's play and I felt so bad at the hospital with all of them. That's a tv show.
As for the way Kristina and Adam handle Haddie, I think it's good parenting and once again those 2 are really great. I mean, sure it's scary for a parent to see their daughter having sex but it will happen at some point. Alex is a good guy, Haddie has always been honest with her mother... If they forbid her to see him, it's obvious she's gonna (again) run away and even live with him.
I'm gonna miss this show. Can't wait for season 3 (fingers crossed).
Thanks Jason Katims for creating/producing shows I loved so much : ROSWELL, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, PARENTHOOD.
Cut poor Adam some slack. Quitting a steady job isn't so easy when you have a mortgage, a family, and retainers to pay for. Adam's sense of responsibility far outweighed his dislike for his new boss. Loved Adam's patience when dealing with Max. I also appreciated the way they dealt with Haddie. She's in love and won't stop having sex no matter how many rules and restrictions they try. Teenagers find a way. It's better to keep her talking and make sure she's protected. Great episode. Great show. Great cast. I've got my fingers crossed for a season 3.
The creator of the show (I believe it's Jason Katimis -- I may be misspelling his name) has a son with Asperger's, so at least from his own experiences, I'm sure the portrayal of Max is fairly accurate. But as you say, there are so many points on the Autism spectrum that, so even though it's not familiar to your family or anyone else you encounter, it may still be bang-on.
As for Hattie -- they tried the strict rules thing, and she ran away from home. Better to be mature with her, treat her with respect, make sure she takes precautions, and try not to limit her. If you go the overbearing route, it's still gonna happen, but without the smart choices being made.
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