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‘Parenthood’ Series Finale Recap: “May God Bless and Keep You Always”

Last night, after six seasons, TV’s most emotional drama ended with a grand parade of happy endings. Some were more likely than others, but the Parenthood series finale was a time for the kind of crocodile tears that come when someone you love — someone good — gets what is deserved. From the Luncheonette thriving through Adam’s departure to Chambers Academy financially supporting both Adam and Kristina, the “Well, wait, how does that add up?” logic lingering around many of the brash decisions made in the series finale was easy enough to ignore. That’s sort of always been the deal with Parenthood: sometimes, the solutions to the Bravermans’ messy problems seem to work a little too well, so much so that it’s easy to forget that Zeek and Camille were dealing with infidelity a few years ago, that Kristina beat cancer pretty recently, and that Amber went from troubled teen to brave young mother kind of fast. … Read More

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‘Parenthood’ Cast Members’ Cry-Acting, Ranked

Even if you have never seen Parenthood, the great and critically acclaimed family drama on NBC, you are probably still aware of how much it makes viewers cry. It’s all we can talk about! Parenthood is basically a master class in emotional manipulation, setting up storylines each week just to knock viewers down into a sobbing spiral. The characters on the show do plenty of crying themselves, which means the actors have to be skilled in the art of spontaneously producing tears. In celebration (and premature mourning) of tonight’s series finale, here are the top ten best crying actors on Parenthood. … Read More

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‘Parenthood’ Death Watch: Why Zeek Braverman Won’t Die in the Series Finale

On this week’s Parenthood, in a decision that shocked few, Zeek Braverman (Craig T. Nelson) decided not to go under the knife again. With his cardiac condition worsening, his doctor had made the choice clear: receive additional surgery (either on the spot or after weeks of rest), or prepare for the worst when — not if — the next heart attack comes. Throughout its 13-episode final season, the NBC ensemble drama has been working up to this moment, and now that we’re staring it down, I’m starting to wonder if it’ll actually happen. Instead, it seems Parenthood may just leave Zeek’s death implied, as something that will come in the near future. As tear-jerking as the Jason Katims-helmed series has been throughout its six seasons, the death of the Braverman patriarch seems too much to bear. Think of the Kleenex shortage. … Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘The X-Files’ Reboots, ‘Transparent’ Streams for Free

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of TV news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week: lots of pilot pickups, an X-Files reboot, and a chance to watch Transparent for free. … Read More

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Note Gillian Anderson’s Face Being Gillian Anderson’s Face in New ‘Hannibal’ Season 3 Trailer

Big news for anyone excited about Gillian Anderson’s having been made a series regular for Hannibal‘s third season (after having… Read More

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‘Parenthood’ Season 6 Episode 11 Recap: “Let’s Go Home”

This week’s Parenthood was one of those “tying up loose ends” episodes that inevitably precedes a series finale. If you know this show, you know it’s rare to see all the individual character plotlines converge into an overarching feeling of closure and clarity. It’s also rewarding to watch this play out among the core cast, now that the characters you don’t necessarily feel attached to — Ruby and Sandy, Dylan, whoever Drew’s dating — are nowhere to be found. “It’s just us now,” Parenthood seems to be saying in this time of Braverman crisis. The result is a series of over-the-top displays of emotion that speak to how life is so, so short. … Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘Broad City’ Already Renewed, ‘Benched’ Already Canceled

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week: NBC picks up three new sitcoms, Broad City was renewed for a third season, and Amazon’s Bosch gets a premiere date. … Read More

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