Be it his understandably horrified reaction to accidentally opening daughter Haddie’s mail-order bra from [Redacted for obvious product placement] to the introduction of the “Fever,” quite possibly the funniest set of dance moves since CJ strutted her stuff with “The Jackal,” Peter Krause’s portrayal of father-only-sometimes-knows-best Adam Braverman continues to knock it out of the park and more importantly, erase the bad memories from the uneven train wreck that was DIRTY SEXY MONEY.
GILMORE GIRLS 2.0
What started out as a frosty adversarial relationship circa GILMORE GIRLS season six has quickly evolved into a far less antagonistic one more reminiscent of GILMORE GIRLS season one. Oh sure, the banter may be at a less frenetic pace, and the family resemblance may not quite be there, but all the same we’re head over heels in love with Lauren Graham’s Sarah and Mae Whitman’s Amber. Particularly when Amber is pointing out that the poem one-night-stand Jim (Mike O’Malley) is reciting is more than likely about Sarah’s “Vag!”
90210 Alum Alert!
When Kristina (Monica Potter) wasn’t busy getting teased about her dated wardrobe (that as Sarah so accurately pointed out looked like it walked off the set of DYNASTY) or deciphering the difference between a “tweet” and a “chirp” as the newest (and oldest) member of her former colleague’s election campaign, she was busy wooing an assemblyman for his endorsement played by none other than original BEVERLY HILLS 90210 star Mark D. Espinoza (Jesse Vasquez). Indeed, Andrea Zuckerman would be proud.
To say that we were apprehensive when we heard about the casting of an actor, who aside from having the moniker of “Dax,” was most famous for his work in Ashton Kutcher’s PUNK’D and Seth Green’s Without a Paddle would be an understatement. That said, when we’re wrong, we’re wrong. And why we’d like to publicly take this opportunity to apologize to Shepard for judging an actor by his resume> and fess up to being immensely impressed with his work as Crosby Braverman. Seriously. Kristen Bell, we totally get it.
The Opening Credits
While PARENTHOOD still has a long way to go when it comes to usurping FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS as television’s go-to drama for realistic portrayals of family, it may surprise you to learn that there is one area where the series already excels: The theme song. Where PARENTHOOD gets it right is that its theme song of “Forever Young” beautifully connects the actor name with the character. Unlike, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, whose only fumble (and our biggest pet peeve, outside of that pesky second season murder mystery) was always the fact that the opening credits were completely out of sync with the characters that were being flashed on screen, making it that much more difficult for us as a viewer to connect with the characters. Honestly, you would not believe how long it took us to figure out that Aimee Teegarden wasn’t playing Tyra Collette!