In another example of the continuing disaster that is NBC, Parenthood—the widely-hyped series based on the 1989 movie—premiered tonight. And as expected, there were a ton of soapy tropes and many a tear shed. Inside, two standout moments.
In this scene, Lauren Graham (a last-minute replacement for Maura Tierney) can't believe her son is growing up and is so moved by the realization that she feels the need to apologize for her whole life.
And in the pilot's most strained moment, Peter Krause confronts the fact that there's something not quite right with his son. Like Abed on Community, Krause's son has Asperger's syndrome (look at NBC being all original with its storylines). Be sure to note Craig T. Nelson wishing he were being attacked by ghouls from the beyond.