Tuesday, December 6, 2011

pop culture BLOW OFF of the day: are you attracted to me?

I know you guys might be sick of me gushing over everything Jason Katims on this site, but I can't help it, the dude is one of the best television writers out there. It's because of him that I start my day by looking in the mirror and saying "clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose" (Okay, okay-- I don't really. Or maybe I do...) So, if you miss Friday Night Lights as much as I do, I urge you once again to start watching Parenthood. Not only has the show made me fall in love with Dax Shepard (yes, the guy from Punk'd) but it's given me my realistic married couple fix in the form of Adam and Kristina Braverman. This fight scene screams Emmy nomination.

Here's the back story. Adam just hired this hot new assistant to work at his recording studio. He told her that she doesn't need to dress so provocatively, because she's smart and beautiful on the inside, but she took that the wrong way and kissed him. When Adam told his wife Kristina about the kiss, she asked him to fire the assistant. Here's what happened when he couldn't go through with it:



This fight seems so real, right? I'm def Team Kristina on this one. I love when she says that every other women in her situation would feel the same way (I've used that line in many an argument). And the whole hot girl in the workplace does bug me out a little bit. I mean, a former Bachelor contestant just started working at my H-bomb's company. What if he comes home one day and tells me he gave her the final rose and I end up getting interviewed by Chris Harrison in some After the Final Rose show where we're surrounded by candles and terrible flower arrangements and a studio audience? This is the kind of shit that keeps me up at night.

Anyway, please start watching Parenthood. It's the best drama on Broadcast TV.

8 comments:

  1. I keep hearing so much good stuff about Parenthood! Maybe I'll Hulu some of it today. Aren't they in season three, though? I don't know if I have it in me to start a new series from scratch. Is it easy to figure out what's going on if I start with, like, this week's episode?

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  2. TOTALLY with you on this show. I was just raving about it to our mutual friend/hostess the other day. What I think is AMAZING is how it sets up issues and problems to which there is no easy solution, no obvious answer (like Max and Jabbar's argument at school). There are ALWAYS at least two sides to the stories. So. Good.

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  3. it's pretty easy, although the first season I think is only 12 or 15 episodes. but i hear you on being overwhelmed with all the good TV out there. i feel like i might spend the rest of my life watching TV.

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  4. totally agree Jen! i love that a lot of the stories are mundane everyday life stuff we all deal with. i hope they don't just drop the alex/hattie break up all together-- shouldn't she still be bummed out about that?

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  5. WTF. Team Kristina!??! Yes, he should fire her, but she is WAYYYY overreacting. She acts like she wants to get a divorce and the trust level will never be there again. SHE KISSED HIM!!!! He went out of his way to TELL HER and then she asks that stupid question, "do you find her attractive?" He's a damn married man, of course he finds her attractive. He would find Shaun White attractive.

    I didn't see this kiss, but this guy looks like Mister Rogers. Give him a freakin break! If he's ever done anything in his life, then maybe not, but I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt here.

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  6. LOL, mr. rogers, i love that! Yes, the guy is actually a pretty darn good husband on the show-- but they did a good job of showing that he was somewhat at fault with the kiss (like when she says-- why did you have to walk her to the door, she's a 26 year old woman). and it's also been established that kristina feels extra insecure/unattractive, because she just had a baby. I love this scene though, b/c they barely ever have conflict on the show so it was nice to see them fight for a change.

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  7. i live for parenthood and regularly sneak onto their set. yea, i'm that girl.

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  8. um, take me with you next time.

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