Thursday, May 6, 2010

Parenthood on NBC

Alright, I'm going to start by saying I really want to like this show. I come back every week to watch it and every week it does something to piss me off.

If you don't know the show it's about a family that lives in Berkeley(an alternate universe Berkeley, where it never rains and is always sunny). There are the hippy grandparents, who really don't seem to have any hippie philosophy, just the clothes and long hair. In fact they're your basic uptight wealthy grandparents.
Then there's their two 40ish children who are total yuppies, who are obsessed with themselves and appearances, and two other children who are a little more likable. Finally there are the grandchildren who are the least offensive part of the show.

I really don't know who is writing this show but I think it's a bunch young male writers, who have no idea what hippie parents were really like(ie. Free love and having children roll their joints for parties), Also they seem to not understand how to write female characters. The women on the show are door mats or in one case work crazed.

Anyway, I'll be watching it this Tuesday and probably the next few Tuesdays but then I'm really going to give it up. The Good Wife is on at the same time so it's not like there's nothing else to watch.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I haven't been able to get into that show either. Craig T. Nelson as a hippy is a stretch and the character is of no help as he comes off as what he really is; a conservative, tough guy type of dad. Weird casting and writing.