Parenthood 3.10 "Mr. Honesty" Review

Soapiness is something that a show like Parenthood has to be careful about incorporating into their stories. I don't have anything against a "bigger" storyline being introduced into a show that's generally pretty down-to-earth and whose bread-and-butter is the small moments shared between families; there's just less of a margin for error when trying to do something "juicy" as it could very easily clash against the tone of the rest of the show, so if it's attempted, it better be pretty darn amazing. Otherwise, it sticks out for all the wrong reasons and things get a little...worrisome.

While I can say that I'm enjoying Parenthood's third season overall, "Mr. Honesty" makes me anxious for the direction of the show from here on out. It was an episode that pitted a lot of what the show does right against two storylines that amp up the drama in a way that just doesn't fit in with the Parenthood that I know and love. Read More...


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