Quick Take: Parenthood, "Forced Family Fun"
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Review: Parenthood, "Forced Family Fun"
(S0307) Maybe it's just me, but I find it unsettling when I'm watching John Corbett on Parenthood and then I hear his voice in a hardware commercial. Almost as unsettling as walking in on your baby mama having morning coffee with her new boyfriend, but we'll get to that.
I have no experience in this but it also must be awkward to catch the mother of your unborn baby, whom you are adopting, eating sushi. Any parent knows that seafood is bad for your unborn baby and it's no big deal to stay away from it, but what do you do when your baby is in someone else's stomach? I guess it's a good thing Julia (Erika Christensen) is a lawyer, because this situation screams out for a contract.
The prevailing theme of this episode seems to be boundaries and how we all deal with them. Was Crosby (Dax Shepard) at fault for showing up early without warning? Was Jasmine (Joy Bryant) wrong to have Dr. Joe (DB Woodside) over for the night? Is Sarah (Lauren Graham) too invested in Seth's (John Corbett) recovery? Should Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) keep his nose out of her business. I have no idea what the answers are but the reason I am so fond of Parenthood is because they depict families in such a real way.
Putting the family aside, I have to mention how great Jason Ritter is and how believable his character is reacting towards Sarah's drama. I have met Jason Ritter and he is one of the top two nicest people I've ever met in my life, so I totally buy him being so understanding. More importantly, communicating to Sarah how she can't keep canceling on him was just about the coolest, most real moment I've seen on TV in years.
Lastly, Kristina (Monica Potter) throwing everyone out of the car was hilarious and brought home the true point of this episode and the show in general...families are f-ing crazy.