Tagged with TV

Review of The Fosters

This entire review can be summed up in one sentence, which I said to Max after watching: “I’m pretty sure that’s not how foster care works.” You may not know it, but ABC Family recently premiered a new show, The Fosters. Teri Polo and Sherri Shaun are Stef Foster and Lena Adams, the moms to … Continue reading

The Movies and Adoption

This week’s Adoption Magazine blog hop topic is movies and adoption. I have a few thoughts on the topic, though not many. I know that’s odd for me. When I wrote for AdoptionBlogs.com, I watched and reviewed several adoption-related movies, including the much maligned horror flick Orphan. Since leaving them, I don’t think I’ve watched … Continue reading

Do Me a Favor: Don’t Watch “Birthmoms” on TLC

Tomorrow night, Thursday, May 17, TLC is going to air Birthmoms, a “reality” show about women who are considering placing their children for adoption. If it does well, they could make the show a series. I am asking you to not watch the show. Shows like these are inherently coercive. Simply calling the show “Birthmoms” … Continue reading

Parenthood’s Season Finale

Last week, I wrote about Parenthood‘s adoption story line. Tuesday was the season finale. (Yes, in February. WTF?) Ignoring all of the other events, Zoe came to visit Joel & Julia. Zoe sort of apologized, not that she really had anything to apologize for, exactly. She chose to parent her child. Some would argue that … Continue reading

Parenthood’s Adoption Story Line Is Almost Over

I really do more than just watch TV. It just happens that many of the TV shows I’m watching have adoption plots, and I’m watching shows while I create invitations for the Twilight-themed baby shower I’m planning for a friend. So, I watched Parenthood tonight. I’m not overly fond of the Parenthood adoption storyline. Joel … Continue reading

Once Upon a Time

I’m not going to tell you a story. I’m talking about the TV show, Once Upon a Time. I’ve been watching it since the pilot. Ever since I played Granny in Into the Woods in high school, I’ve really enjoy fractured fairy tales. If you don’t watch the show, here’s the premise: The Evil Queen placed … Continue reading

Parenthood

Parenthood. It was a movie that Ron Howard directed in 1989. He tried, unsuccessfully, to turn it into a sitcom shortly thereafter. Now, 20 years later, it seems to be a hit drama. I know I watch it, mostly because of Lauren Graham. (I loved Gilmore Girls!) SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the Parenthood … Continue reading