New Show Recap: Parenthood Episode 5.1: “It Has to Be Now”

Parenthood is back! The season ended so long ago last spring, it took me a few minutes to remember where things left off. But the Bravermans and all of their drama are back, at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. Read More New Show Recap: Parenthood Episode 5.1: “It Has to Be Now”

Recap: Parenthood, Episode 3.14, “It Is What It Is”

This week’s Parenthood episode on NBC gives us my favorite kind of episode, the kind of episode where nearly every character in the cast gets screen time and all story lines propel forward. We get to see Zeek, Camille, AND every Braverman grandkid gets a scene except for Sydney and Nora, I think. Read More Recap: Parenthood, Episode 3.14, “It Is What It Is”

TDG 2/10: Love Stinks

In yesterday’s daily goodie, we explored all sorts of different kinds of love songs.  I was delighted by your responses, and spent a longer time than I’d like to admit clicking through all of your suggestions on YouTube.  Today we’re going to explore the flip side, and put together the ultimate Persephone Playlist for those who’ll be in the box wine and VD open thread with us on Tuesday. Read More TDG 2/10: Love Stinks

TV Therapists – The good, the bad and the WTF?

TV shows love putting their characters into therapy.  This is relevant to my interests as both an unemployed therapist and someone who has spent over half her life in and out of therapy.  I like to see how therapists are being portrayed in pop culture and to be honest, it’s not always that great.  The most common feature of TV therapists is terrible, horrible boundaries.  It makes for good drama, but in real life it’s terrible practice.  So let’s check out some of these therapists. Read More TV Therapists – The good, the bad and the WTF?

Every time I turn around”¦I see something that reminds me of TV

junk coming atcha from tvThis post was inspired by two things.  The first was Buster Blonde’s hilarious post about “˜80s TV fear, which reminded me that every time I think of abandoned refrigerators and CPR I think about that episode of Punky Brewster.  In fact, because I have seen every episode of Punky Brewster no less than 25 times, there is a long list of things that remind me of episodes of Punky Brewster.  But, as an avid TV watcher, Punky Brewster was not the only show I watched as a kid. I was listening to the Jordan, Jesse, Go! Podcast the other day (It’s funny. You should check it out.)  The phrase Appotomax Courthouse came up, and as I was listening my mind immediately went to an episode of Growing Pains where Mike is going to cheat on a history test and writes Appotomax Courthouse on his huge, huge tennis shoes.  Well, I’m obviously not the only one who associates Appotomax Courthouse with Growing Pains, because Jordan brought up the same episode.  It got me thinking about all of the things that we first hear as children on TV, in movies, or in books and are forever associated in our minds.  I made a little list of some of the things that are inextricably linked to media in my mind. Read More Every time I turn around”¦I see something that reminds me of TV