Parenthood Review: Everything You Could Want

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The beginning of "My Brother's Wedding" was done so well. While the show could have spent time going through the drama of breakups and what the decision of Crosby and Jasmine made means to their friends, it used a montage instead.

Great work. We got the point, but didn't waste time.

A Parenthood Wedding

The brothers grim
It's a damned good thing they saved time on those matters because far more exciting and important to Braverman family relations were the fisticuffs that broke out between Adam and Crosby at the wedding planning meeting. There was beer flying, popcorn bouncing, mom being screamed and two big boys on the floor tumbling around with everyone looking on. Fabulous!

We finally found out what the offer was for The Luncheonette. More than double the original offer. If I remember correctly, that means both families would walk with over a million in cash because the numbers reflected taking the mortgage, finances and everything else into the equation before the bottom line. Walking away from that would be tough, but still should have been discussed with Crosby.

Love and politics
Amber and Bob were discovering that their feelings were not fleeting. Sarah was standing by whatever decision Amber wanted to make, and Kristina was ignoring Bob. Bob told Kristina exactly what I was thinking. He's not a bad guy, they've known each other for a long time and he's sorry he's developed feelings for an intelligent, wonderful girl she brought into his life.

Really, how could you not root for Bob and Amber? He's running for councilman, not president. By the time that happens, they could be happily married. For now, she chose her job, and he accepted that. But I believe their attraction is far more visceral and won't be easily dismissed.

Sarah's feet hit the ground
It was only a matter of time before Sarah saw the writing on the wall with Mark. Things were moving too quickly, and he was dreaming of weddings in Ireland. She was swept up in the romance of a fresh start in life and his cute face and young love. When she realized what it meant, she let him go. When he had time to process what happened, he realized they had taken all the wrong steps. Duh. He asked her to marry him.

The Grahams move on
I sure read the whole Zoe situation wrong from the start. I thought at the very least she'd become a part of the family with her baby, but once she had it there was no looking back. She was kind enough to tell Julia she changed her life. I loved how quickly Joel and Julia headed over to the adoption agency.

When they were asked how they felt about taking on a baby from a mother who hadn't decided previously to give their child up, I fully expected them to have a call during the wedding to pick one up during the wedding. Hey - it's television! They got the call. Not for a baby, but I think their new addition will round out their family nicely.

The wedding
It was fast, small, beautiful and all Braverman. Jasmine looked beautiful and the Crosby's smile was a mile wide. When "Color My World" came on and Adam and Haddie were dancing I realized I danced with my own dad at a wedding to that very song. One of the very few times we ever danced. A Braverman wedding covered all the bases, and so did Drew. Oooh! Oh yes they did!

The biggest surprise during the wedding was Adam ripping up the offer to sell The Luncheonette. I think I was more surprised than he was. He realized what a great life Crosby had introduced him to during the last year and he wasn't willing to give it up.

The episode was perfect. Not a beat was missing. It had everything. Brawls, sex, laughter, tears, marriage, proposals, a possible adoption and more. What did you think about this incredible Braverman finale? What are your hopes for Season Four? Keep your fingers crossed that we'll all be meeting back her again next year.


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I am glad Jasmine and Crosby got together they have a child. I also like to see inter-racial relationships being shown in a positive light.




am I the only one who is totally disappointed?
I love the show but in this season everything was just so predictable. Jasmine and Crosby getting back together was so obvious, as was the reunion of Sarah and Mark. However I'm not happy with these developments. The writers went through lots of pains to explain why the couldn't be together only to reunite them again in the last episode. It would be nice if they tried to keep things real.


I understand where this show is coming from but I just can't stand it why do the cast have to talk all at the same time. How do you expect us viewers to listen and understand what you're trying to say? Almost all of the scene and I can say about 90% this dumb "Parenthood" show has people talking and shouting all, ALL at the same time. Who is the director o this show? Or the director wants cast to just be spontaneous and shout at each other? I hope this show stop or releasing any more episodes, it's just Plain stupid, boring, nonsensical and messy one. I'm just saying and I do believe everyone has their own opinion but really I'm gonna stick to mine and evaluate Parenthood show a really really really worse show I've ever watched despite the values and morale of the show is there but still it's annoying.


i love this show, but please dont have everyone talking at the same time. it may be realistic in real life, but not on tv


I wasn't surprised that Zoe changed her mind. It was sad and reality. The same thing happened to my cousin. She and her husband paid for medical and living expenses and then, the little boy was born. She got a phone call saying that her family was going to help raise the baby and she was sorry. Not. The only thing I was surprised at was that more wasn't made of this situation and they sloughed off the heartache of Joel. Drew and Amy was handled beautifully. I hope it returns.

Tracy lloyd micks heiba

Are they done for the season???? Ohhh :( kind of early!
P.s. lot's of questions about the "wedding song!" I think there was more than one song so we are getting all different answers depending on which part of the wedding! :)


I really love this show and hope that ir returns next fall. The season seemed to end very early so I hope that does not mean it will not return. It is one of the best family shows on TV this year and it would be a shame and a waste of great talent and story lines it doesn't return. Please keep this show on TV.


The song was Make You Feel my Love which was written and sung by Dylan, then Adele did a version of it as well as Trisha Yearwood. I am trying to find out the name of the gospel group who sang it on the show so I can download it - I actually liked it better than Adele's version


So the show is really done until the fall? I don't get it. I remember when shows didn't end their seasons until like may or June. This seems unfair to the fans. I love this show, but the way NBC keeps starting and taking breaks with it leads me to believe they are trying to sabotage it's return. I hope it cones back, it's one of only a very few shows that's any good to watch on network television.

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Parenthood Season 3 Episode 18 Quotes

Sarah: You know what a lot of people do in preparation for a wedding?
Amber: What?
Sarah: Shower.

Yeah, well you weren't being very best manly so I replaced you for the job.