When I first discovered Gilmore Girls , it was a revelation. I had found the show. The show that would be the marker for all other shows to come. The ultimate series of the 21st Century. And I think all other die-hard fans of the show would agree with me on this. Now, having professed my undying love for all things Gilmore Girls , I want to offer up a contrarian viewpoint regarding Lauren Graham’s two most famous characters. In some ways Sarah Braverman (her Parenthood character) and Lorelai Gilmore are very similar. They're both mothers, they're both free spirits, they're both separated from the fathers of their children and have turbulent love lives. But that’s where the similarities end. What was great about Gilmore Girls , as well as the actual Gilmore girls, was everything that made it un-lifelike. Rory and Lorelai gorge on junk food, never exercise, and still remain maddeningly skinny. Besides their huge blowout nearing the end of the series, the Gilmore duo never ever fight and have the most frustratingly amazing mother-daughter relationship to have ever graced this Earth. Every single boy the ladies encounter loves Lorelai and Rory. Every. Single. One. Lorelai is charming, funny, pretty, ambitious, hard working, loving, and every other positive adjective in the English language. BUT, after a point, you start to secretly hate her and Rory for all of this. Okay, maybe not. But, when I ate only junk food as dinner for a month and—surprise, surprise— didn’t lose weight, I knew that while I endlessly looked up to the two Gilmores, they just weren’t representative of real life. Now, Sarah Braverman, on the other hand, is perfectly imperfect. She makes endless mistakes. She goes for the wrong guy over, and over. She makes bad parenting decisions. She is vulnerable, and oh-so-human. And I love her for it. Unlike with Lorelai Gilmore, I can see myself in Sarah Braverman. I can laugh and smile alongside her, but also commiserate with her, when the time calls for it. She ends up getting the guy, and having a strong connection with her children, but it takes all six seasons and multiple stumbles along the way, to get to that place. And just as it should. Lorelai Gilmore is the person we all wish we were (or wish was our mother). But Sarah Braverman is the person we actually are, and we should love her all the more for it, faults and all.
HitFix's Alan Sepinwall presents several deleted scenes from the "Parenthood" series finale, including John Corbett returning as Seth, the Braverman siblings joking about Sarah's past lovers, and Hank and Ruby having a moment. Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/parenthood-series-finale-deleted-scenes-feature-the-return-of-john-corbett-as-seth
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29. Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2015/01/30/series-finale-of-parenthood-delivers-its-biggest-overall-audience-since-december-11-2012-99301/20150130nbc03/
It's true:"Parenthood" is officially over. All that remains is the memory of the Braverman family and a pile of crumpled tissues in the corner of your house that you used during the finale. How will you go on? What will you do on Thursday nights at 10? How will you get your weekly cry in? But don't give up just yet -- there is a light at the end of the tunnel: "Parenthood" lives on in song. The NBC show has had a killer soundtrack for six seasons, which means anytime you're feeling down and you need a Braverman pick-me-up, all you need to do is listen to a little Bob Dylan or any other tune from the series to get you back in the mood. RELATED: 'Parenthood' final season: Lauren Graham, Mae Whitman share character highs and lows To give you a little push, Zap2it has put together an ultimate "Parenthood" playlist, which... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/Sc8BzqChw9Q/parenthood_series_finale_playlist_every_song_final_episode-2015-01
Last night's Parenthood series finale sniff was a tender farewell to the Braverman clan. Yes, Zeek died, but peacefully, in his home, and after a life well lived, having lived long enough to walk his daughter Sarah down the aisle and meet his namesake great-grandson. In pure sob-o-matic fashion, we also got to see touching flash-forwards of how everyone is faring a few years down the road. Watch, weep, enjoy. Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2015/01/watch-the-finale-montage-from-parenthood.html
Calling allParenthoodfans who wanted Thursdays series finale to just keep going: Creator Jason Katims is right there with you. Its a big episode, and there was a lot of story to tell, Katims said of the swan song. We had to make several really brutal cuts in order to get the show to time, and  http://tvline.com/2015/01/29/parenthood-zeek-death-series-finale-interview/
The actor behind the Braverman patriarch talks with THR about the events of the series finale and what the beloved NBC family drama has meant to him. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/KXuDaz1ka9Q/story01.htm
The showrunner talks with THR about closing up the beloved NBC series and what kind of legacy he hopes the show will have. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/fMrhc-7strA/story01.htm
Amber receives help from her grandparents as she adjusts to life as a new mom. Airs January 29 at 10:00 PM on NBC.
"Parenthood" understands the frustration of the quiet achiever. Read More... http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/tv/~3/v3hJMxmM7Dg/la-et-st-parenthood-20150129-column.html