8:13 pm - 11/21/2012

Parenthood 4x09 Promo "You Can't Always Get What You Want"


I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how Kristina's storyline played out this episode. I was such a skeptic, but I felt for her when she was on the floor of the bathroom. I wish Sarah and her kids would move to a different state. 
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lenee91 21st-Nov-2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
Drew is gross. Playing the "My aunt has cancer" card to have sex? ugh....
pineandapple 21st-Nov-2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
What a child.
treebraids 21st-Nov-2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
I don't think he did it on purpose. Her sympathy sex kinda fell into his lap.
williammiller 21st-Nov-2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
MTE. I think when he first told her it was genuine, but then she made this sympathetic face and he kept going and adding on to it.
hera_bearrra 21st-Nov-2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
I wonder if Kristina will end up dying.

I wish Julia had more screentime because her storyline is my favorite. The girl who plays her daughter is a pretty good actress.

Lorelei should get with Ray Romano.
pineandapple 21st-Nov-2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
She should, but I don't think she's mature enough for that. She's practically the same age her daughter is emotionally. Ick.
deceitful 21st-Nov-2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I think that Kristina will be okay and Adam is the one who is going to be dead or have something serious happen by the end. He's mostly put together right now and he's been her rock but all that pent up stress is going to get to him eventually.
treebraids 21st-Nov-2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
I thought he was going to punch someone when he went to the bar with Crosby in the previous episode.
pop_squash 21st-Nov-2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
I hate Brian Krause so bring on the Adam death.
evett 21st-Nov-2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
He is going to have a brain aneurysm. NARM! NARM!
treebraids 21st-Nov-2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
I agree on Julia. Everything they have done this season from touching on the whole language/ethnicity barrier to Sydney's issues. Has been nicely done.

I think Lorelei is going to end up alone. But not for long, some basic arse white guy would sweep her off her feet in two episodes after she is dumped.
williammiller 21st-Nov-2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
I don't think Kristina will die. Her character has been through so much tbh
finchandreese 22nd-Nov-2012 11:17 am (UTC)
There are only 10 episodes this season and this was like the 7th episode. She started chemo last episode, so no she won't die or this show would discredit itself.

I just love every episode of this show and it's a shame it got cancelled!
xo_soccer9 21st-Nov-2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
monica potter deserves an emmy. she's fantastic.
misspinkkate 21st-Nov-2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
She's an incredible actress for someone whose face does not move at all, not even a little bit.
misoras 21st-Nov-2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
emmy's are popularity contests tho
treebraids 21st-Nov-2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
indeed. which is why Jason Ritter is the only person from this show to have been nominated for one. when even the kids act circles around him.
xo_soccer9 21st-Nov-2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
i know which is why parenthood or any of the cast members will never get recognized (besides jason ritter last season)

so stupid.
williammiller 21st-Nov-2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
misoras 21st-Nov-2012 08:27 pm (UTC)

importantly you watch?
treebraids 21st-Nov-2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
same here. I seriously was not interested AT ALL when I heard about it.

In addition to looking after an autistic son, the writer's wife had cancer. And both Peter Krause's parents - father died from it and his mother has/had it. so, I guess it is coming from a very personal place for both of them.
misoras 21st-Nov-2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
i read the description for the ep. tues morn. and just wasn't in the mood*. i might watch on the weekend.

*practically all my shows tbh. new girl, happy endings, good wife. pm only watch parenthood and nikita,
reidacted 21st-Nov-2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
I love Sarah and her brood.
famineaffair 21st-Nov-2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
am i the only one who wants to smack Max?
treebraids 21st-Nov-2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
evett 21st-Nov-2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
smack? I would have smothered him with a pillow long ago
sayxsay 21st-Nov-2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
This times a million. I must have said "I hate that kid" at least 5 times last night.
kimit 21st-Nov-2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
He is the worst and Adam and Kristina have done a terrible job parenting him since he lost his therapist.
so_os 21st-Nov-2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
Hoping Adam snaps and kills Max MUWHAHAHHAHAHAHAH!
theonlykow 21st-Nov-2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
Nope. I get that he doesn't connect well with other people or sympathize with Kristina at all, but I'm bummed they seem to have dropped him having any kind of special help entirely after the Gabby storyline. He needs it.
williammiller 21st-Nov-2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
Not really. He can't really help the way he acts so.
antiheroine 21st-Nov-2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
ikr like i get that we're supposed to see that he can be difficult but now i just hate when he's on screen
lreservoirldogs 21st-Nov-2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
everytime he's on screen i say "i hate that kid"
expectingmore 22nd-Nov-2012 12:56 am (UTC)
I desperately want/need to punch him ugh
finchandreese 22nd-Nov-2012 11:19 am (UTC)

I love the actor, it's amazing what he does.
handstil 21st-Nov-2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
Ugh, fuck this cancer storyline that won't (ahem) die! I had to stop watching my favorite show because of this triggering bullshit. Parenthood used to be fun, FUNNY, and real. Now it's like...dramatic, goin-for-that-emmy type crap. When your mom dies of cancer, it's no longer entertaining to have a tv show use a cancer story line to get ratings. FFFUUUU I want my show back.
ceecile 21st-Nov-2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Ah mte
theonlykow 21st-Nov-2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
My mom died of lung cancer, and I cry every episode at this point. I mean, already basically did, haha, but Monica Potter is such a great actress.
williammiller 21st-Nov-2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
How is Parenthood having a cancer story line just for ratings? I understand how it's triggering for you and I'm sorry for that. I mean, that's one part of the whole show so I don't understand how that one particular story line is just for ratings.
evett 21st-Nov-2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
God damn it Sarah stop sabotaging your relationship with Mark. Sarah is Lorelei 2.0

jfc I don't know how Adam kept his shit together with the crying baby, annoying Max, his friend and Kristina throwing up everywhere. That man is a saint.
fromahippie 21st-Nov-2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
ikr SHE IS NOT EVEN TRYING. Sarah, girl,pleaaase. Get it together.

Edited at 2012-11-21 08:53 pm (UTC)
imsodeep 21st-Nov-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
Please, we've known alllll along that this whole Sarah/Mark thing isn't going to work out.

Let's just cut to the chase and get to dumpsville already.
evett 21st-Nov-2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
:( I know that is where it is going but I'm still not happy about it.
fromahippie 21st-Nov-2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
this show is so good

i cry every week
gl0ry_fadesx 21st-Nov-2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
ugh i love this show. this cancer storyline is too much for me! i don't want to cry every episode loll
enamored 21st-Nov-2012 08:58 pm (UTC)

treebraids 21st-Nov-2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
ikr...it lasted longer than I expected.
thishollywood 21st-Nov-2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
i hate the character of sarah sfm

ceecile 21st-Nov-2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
I quit the show when I learned they were doing a cancer storyline. My mom battled cancer for 17 yrs and I just turned 22 - so basically I dealt with that my whole life - and I never related to any of those when they play out on TV. It's always so cliché and then it just pisses me off. Like it becomes this TV trope for crying scenes and a good way of bonding until the person gets better.
I thought I'd give it a try because I thought they might actually do a good job but then my mom passed away this summer so I'm definitely not here for that.

Ah didn't expect to start ranting like that but OP's comment left me curious.

Edited at 2012-11-21 09:00 pm (UTC)
sayxsay 21st-Nov-2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
My mom has dealt with cancer my entire life too, but this show has done it right IMO (not just doing it to do it). It's very accurate, both with ups and downs.
treebraids 21st-Nov-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your mom.

It's probably too soon to be watching a show with a cancer story line.If you decide to watch it sometime down the line, it might be worth bearing in mind what I mentioned in one of the comments above, the show creator and the main actor have both dealt with wife/parents having cancer. So, I think they come into it with that perspective. and it doesn't feel like your usual TV cancer. The last show I can think of with a cancer story line is Desperate Housewives and it is better than that by far.
monstersdance 22nd-Nov-2012 02:53 am (UTC)
my mom battled cancer in and out of remission my whole life, until 2008 when she had to get a double mastectomy. she really is enjoying the cancer storyline.

imsodeep 21st-Nov-2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
I saw so much weed wank on FB because of this episode.

Chill out. Eat a cookie.
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