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A second glance

Thanks to Netflix, I have been re-watching the first seasons of Parenthood.

(I have it on good authority that my friend Tina is doing the same thing.)

While I am enjoying reliving the joys and perils of the Braverman family — and anxiously awaiting the introduction of Ray Romano’s character Hank in episodes to come — I had forgotten how much I love…

Amber’s glasses.

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So big. So bold. So beautiful.

Still want ’em, even though they make my nose hurt just looking at ’em.

When I’m wrong

Back in March of last year, I spanked Ron Howard’s new family drama Parenthood.

It had suffered the double misfortune of being forced to miscast its lead actress (Maura Tierney, who had become seriously ill) and enter the television year at mid-season, following the hugely popular breakout comedy Modern Family.

Thanks for playing, guys, but the family show and hit of the year had already been crowned.

I was also disappointed in what I found to be stereotypical characters and storylines.  But I had already set the DVR — the cast, including Lauren Graham, Peter Krause and T. Craig Nelson, was really good, after all — so I hung around to see what developed.

Two years later, I’m still here. 

And last night, when Alex broke up with Haddie — and told Kristina that she was the mother he had never had and that he loved their family — it was gut-wrenching.  I literally blubbered.  As I struggled to see the TV screen through my tears, the memory of that blog entry floated in my memory’s eye.

Mea culpa.