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I continue to love this show. I’m getting closer to being able to articulate why. It’s a family that loves each other, without being treacly sweet, and without any heightened artificial drama. The parents are parents and the teens are teens, with none of that OC/90210 kind of mishmash. They have created something that feels real. Down to the way that people talk over each other. It can occasionally be maddening, but it feels real.

Which means that, in the last couple of weeks I’ve been having a little bit of trauma about all the yelling that’s been going on. The fights feel real, too. (more…)

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I watch this show and think that I should find it hokey, or annoying, or cheesy. But I really don’t. It’s good. I’m constantly surprised.

I love the Max storyline. He’s definitely the child I have the most interest in. I found this week, though, that I wanted more information about what the counselor was doing and why she was doing it, and why certain things worked for Max. I’m so curious, so fascinated. There was a little bit of that when Max’s mom (must learn her name) kept intruding, but not enough. I wonder with Max, though, whether it has to do with the person asking, as much as with how they’re asking. Last week we saw him respond to Drew when he wouldn’t respond to Adam. This week he responded to Gabby when he wouldn’t respond to his mom. It’s interesting. (more…)

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This show continues to grow on me. The moments that shine are still the ones where the four adult siblings are together. The dialogue is fast-paced and true-to-life in those scenes and they just really resonate with me, for some reason. Spoilers to follow…

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I’ve seen about an episode and a half, now, and I kinda like this show. Although, I swear, the first episode I watched cut from a Lauren Graham scene to the opening credits and I was actually thrown when it wasn’t the Gilmore Girls theme. Clearly, I’m well-programmed. (more…)

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