'Parenthood': Tales from The Luncheonette
October 19th, 2011
12:40 PM ET

'Parenthood': Tales from The Luncheonette

Last week we left off with Sarah running out in the middle of the night to find a beaten and bloodied Seth in an alley. So did we find her visiting him at the hospital this week? Or at his place? No, because this is No Boundaries Sarah. She brought him home, to her place. On her father's property.

This is such a bad idea. It seems like he’s trying to put the moves on her while she’s cleaning him up. Sarah wises up for a second, though, telling him he can’t see the kids anymore if he doesn't go to rehab.

But it's her relationship with Mr. Cyr that's going to need some rehab if she keeps it up. He finds Seth’s discarded cigarettes in Sarah’s sofa bed.

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A New Plan on 'Parenthood'
April 6th, 2011
06:00 PM ET

A New Plan on 'Parenthood'

The plan was the thing on the new episode of "Parenthood."  Old plans not working out, new plans that have no hope of working out and parents' plans not working out for their kids.

Cosby is in an empty house pouring his heart out to someone.  Looks like a real estate agent.  I say "looks like" because why would he be telling all his business to a real estate agent?  And he couldn’t really be trying to buy a house while Jasmine is barely talking to him, could he?

Of course he is.  He really thinks buying a whole house will convince the woman he cheated on to come back to him.  And, for some reason, Crosby thinks telling this plan to Adam is a good idea.  Adam doesn’t want to talk to him, but he finds it in himself to tell Crosby what a stupid idea it is. Sarah was a bit easier on him about it, but not by much.

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Real problems for the 'Real Housewives of D.C.'
September 17th, 2010
01:03 PM ET

Real problems for the 'Real Housewives of D.C.'

Yes, "The Real Housewives of D.C." is a reality show, but how often does the cast actually deal with real problems? Well, last night, a few of them actually did.

Michaele and Tareq were looking for a new home in Washington, so of course they called Stacie, who’s a realtor, to help them look.  But Stacie was looking for a clue as to where the money will come from for the Salahi homestead. She had some real concerns about the scandal surrounding their vineyard and whether they had the money for the dream home they want.

Meanwhile, Lynda was moving into her new home outside the city. Most people would have a housewarming, but she chose to burn sage around the house to bless it or something. She also sprinkled some holy water and said a Jewish blessing, so I suppose she was just covering her bases.

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'Parenthood' returns - this time, with a Baldwin
September 15th, 2010
04:53 PM ET

'Parenthood' returns - this time, with a Baldwin

The second season of “Parenthood” premiered last night, and the Bravermans are pretty much where we left them.

Sarah is still in her parents’ guest house and still looking for a career, and Zeek is still at home - after being kicked out near the end of last season - and is wooing his way back.

He and Camille have had some marital counseling, because he now “sees and hears” Camille. Sarah, on the other hand, couldn't believe what she was seeing and hearing. As for Zeek, he couldn't believe he was spending $150 an hour for something he doesn’t understand.

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'Real Housewives of D.C.' heats up
September 10th, 2010
02:26 PM ET

'Real Housewives of D.C.' heats up

Things are picking up in the land of the D.C. "Housewives," but for all the wrong reasons.

For starters, there was the way Tareq decided to wrap up a friendly dinner and a day at the winery. “Hey, come spend the day at my winery, sit down and have a meal and, by the way, your child is a car thief!”

These Salahi people are hardly hosts of the year. Tareq told Mary (and everyone else in the room, not to mention Bravo’s audience) that her daughter was involved with the theft of his $90,000 car and some polo equipment, and that she had posted about it on Facebook. Mary could barely say anything she was so shocked, and she ended the evening in tears.

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Meet the 'Real Housewives of D.C.'
August 6th, 2010
02:19 PM ET

Meet the 'Real Housewives of D.C.'

"When you look at me, you don't see a lot of substance."

That line could sum up this entire "Real Housewives" franchise Bravo's got going. It was uttered by the most infamous of the new set of housewives, Michaele Salahi, she of the "Obamas' first state dinner scandal" episode. That whole thing will show up later in "The Real Housewives of D.C." It should be interesting to see the lead up to it.

But back to last night's episode. First of all, I've never understood why it's called "The Real Housewives." Many of the women either aren't currently wives or, if they are, they aren't housewives. And the show certainly doesn't follow anyone like the work-at-home moms I know. There are other reasons why some of them shouldn't be classified as real, but we'll get to that later.

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