Please tell me that, when you watched the “In-Between” episode of Parenthood recently, you totally felt for Kristina when she went to the party at Adam’s and Crosby’s new recording studio and ended up sitting in Adam’s office in tears, breastmilk leaking through her fancy dress, missing her baby, wondering whose body she was in anyway.
Because I did.
In fact, I’m pretty sure Micah and I have done that scene, unscripted, of course, but nearly word-for-word, possibly more than once.
Oh, and our new favorite joke, from the “Sore Loser” episode is how we’ve spoiled Manchild by letting him win all the time. But good thing we have another kid so we can scrap the first one and start over. (I’m pretty sure it’s not too late for Squish yet.)
Which is to say that Parenthood is, in so many instances, pitch perfect. It’s unsettling, at times, how they get into my head. I could swear Kristina reads my journal. I’m pretty sure Joel was based, partially, on me. And I can’t help but think that I may be like Sarah in a dozen years: turning 40, with a couple of adolescent children and still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up — and how to be it.
And yet, I wouldn’t say I’m a super-fan of the show. I’m never checking to see if the latest episode has posted to Hulu. Micah and I will often let the episodes pile up for weeks in our queue. Even then it is rarely the first show we go to when we finally have time for it. Perhaps it’s simply that by the end of the day, I already feel like I’ve lived it and I don’t necessarily want to go through it all again when I’m trying to unwind.
What about you? Are you a fan or a foe? Is Parenthood must-see-tv at your place?