FotC Isnt the Only Thing on TV

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Re: FotC Isnt the Only Thing on TV

Postby Aimee » Mon May 17, 2010 3:09 pm

Yup Emafer, we have been watching Treme too! It's really great! I especially love how it highlights the local music and musicians--the show is really excellent at creating an appreciation for the unique music scene down here. My husband actually saw Kermit Ruffins play at Vaughn's once and it was just awesome!!! The story lines are really great. We moved here about a year after the storm and alot of the topics people talk about during the show were exactly what people talked about over here. It really depicts the struggle to rebuild and recover very well. Now almost 5 years later things are much much better, but rebuilding is still underway.

Now just pray for us (especially the fishermen) in regards to the oil spill! We're really really really hoping for no hurricanes this year--that would likely be another huge disaster...

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Postby 4everconchordsfan » Mon May 17, 2010 7:50 pm

I am so hooked on Treme. At first I was a bit worried because it was a little bit cliche. It gets better every week.

Just finished the HBO series 'The Pacific', it was amazing. I can't wait to watch the entire series all over again.

Anyone see the 3 hour Survivor finale last night? What did you think?

Anybody out there watching Parentwood? It is sooo good. It is on Tuesday nights on NBC. A great cast includes Peter Krause, Monica Potter (love her), Craig T Nelson, Bonnie Bedalia, Lauren Graham, Mae Whitman & more. Yep, it is based on the movie of the same name and stays quite in line with the movie.
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Postby stephv27 » Tue May 18, 2010 3:56 am

4everconchordsfan wrote:Anybody out there watching Parenthood? It is sooo good. It is on Tuesday nights on NBC. A great cast includes Peter Krause, Monica Potter (love her), Craig T Nelson, Bonnie Bedalia, Lauren Graham, Mae Whitman & more. Yep, it is based on the movie of the same name and stays quite in line with the movie.


:o I didn't know the show was based on the movie! I have to watch the show now. The season is probably ending soon though. :doh: How did I not notice it until now. I've only seen a few minutes of it, and that was thanks to the Black Seeds. I was flipping channels and stopped because one of their songs was in the episode. (I've already squeed about this in the Black Seeds thread.)

I don't think I've seen Monica Potter in anything, but I love Lauren Graham. How big is her role in Parenthood? I've seen her on the Late Show with Craig Ferguson a couple times. She's super funny and down to earth. My favorite kind of celebrity. :)
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Postby kellysouthpaw » Tue May 18, 2010 4:02 am

She has a fairly substantial role, steph. She is one of the two daughters of the patriarch, played by Craig T. Nelson. Peter Krause and Dax Shepherd (sp?) are the two sons.

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Postby Nancy » Wed May 19, 2010 4:09 am

And tonight's Parenthood episode just made me cry right along with Lauren Graham. She and Peter Krause as brother and sister are really, really good. In the show, Peter Krause's son Max has Aspberger's. Tonight's episode was about the family participating in a Walk For Autism, among other things. Excellent show - my favorite! :thumb:
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Postby LauraK » Wed May 19, 2010 4:13 am

I'm definitely going to have to watch this online....so many people have told me I need to see it because of the son with Asperger's. I've only seen 1 ep...the one where they're desperate to get him into a special school. I knew it was a good show but for some reason, haven't picked it up. I'd like to watch from the beginning.

I don't watch Brothers and Sisters either, but got suckered in to watching the finale's final scene....where Rob Lowe's character is written out sinc ehe left the show. :( Wow.
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Postby 4everconchordsfan » Wed May 19, 2010 7:00 am

Laura, I really think that you'll love Parenthood. I hope that you get a chance to give it a try. It's having enough time for all these shows, right?

In last week's Parenthood episode I thought that I'd died and gone to heaven. Suddenly Bret's gorgeous vocals were serenading me. Squee. They used Black Seeds music in the episode. I was already hooked on the show but then I knew it was sealed.

The rumor mill says that Peter Krause & Lauren Graham are in coupledom in RL. They have great on screen chemistry and play very well off one another as brother-sister.

I am learning so much about Asperger's. It's so comforting that the 'tv show parents' have found a doctor who cares for the parent's needs as well as the child's. Nuturing both has a very good outcome, wish this was standard practice. It should be.
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Postby Nancy » Thu May 20, 2010 12:34 am

After rehearsing with a young man for the show we did today, I suspected that he had Aspberger's because of what I had learned from Laura and others here on the forum, as well as on Parenthood, and also by working with a young lady who was in our last show. My suspicions were correct - he has a mild case of AS.

Parenthood is shown again every week on Saturdays at 8pm. Well worth it.
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Postby Emafer » Thu May 20, 2010 11:04 pm

Aimee- We have a LOT of NOLA transplants in Memphis. There are part of the show that are difficult for me because it is so much about the musicians nd seeing as how I just divorced one.... well anyway. But it's really good and I'm WAY into it.

Oh and a acquaintance of mine popped up in it which is way cool!

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Postby LauraK » Fri May 21, 2010 3:08 pm

Isn't it funny how once you hear of something new, you suddenly notice it all over the place? It's been that way since Jacob was dx with Asperger's. I'm so glad they're portraying it the way they are...that the parents have struggled and fought to get him what he needs. You'd be surprised at how hard we have to fight sometimes...we're pretty darn lucky with our school and support now. In the beginning I was ready to tear some heads off, but I had the excellent support of his teacher who'd suspected he had AS and came to me about it. :) And you're right 4e- it would be really nice if it were that way for all.

And like you said Nancy- the young man you know has a mild case; each Aspie is different and is going to be affected differently from another. It's very individual and not like a pat dx with a pat treatment plan. Some doctors don't even get that. You can't just say "He has this, so do that." Not that easy.

Hey, really cool that someone you know's in it, Em! 8)
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Postby Aimee » Fri May 21, 2010 4:56 pm

Emafer wrote:Aimee- We have a LOT of NOLA transplants in Memphis. There are part of the show that are difficult for me because it is so much about the musicians nd seeing as how I just divorced one.... well anyway. But it's really good and I'm WAY into it.


Emafer--yes I understand how it would be hard for you to see some things in that show--it is sometimes hard for me and I have not been in that kind of situation :hug: Maybe it is a little therapeutic for you to see others going through similar experiences even if it is a tv show? I'm glad you still watch :)

Laura-I'm glad you were able to advocate for your son and get him in the program that was best for him. Part of my job involves testing children for autism/Asperger's and we see some very difficult cases where the school system really drops the ball, leaving these children at a horrible disadvantage in terms of their general and cognitive development. You're right--each case is unique and parents are faced with a wide variety of challenges...

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Re: FotC Isnt the Only Thing on TV

Postby LauraK » Fri May 21, 2010 5:58 pm

Aimee- his schoold doesn't have any programs, per se, but they do pull him and some other kids for social skills stuff a few times a month and he has plenty of accommodations that I've worked with our district's AS specialist to get on his IEP. We add and remove things as needed and I can go in and call a meeting whenever necessary. I really feel that we're all a team working together to do whatever's necessary to get Jacob through each day in the best way possible for him. :) And he's in a 2 wk program every summer called Building Bridges, it's a social skills camp. :)
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Postby Nancy » Fri May 21, 2010 6:27 pm

I just read a letter in our paper from someone who avoided watching Monk because she had heard it dealt with OCD in a humorous way, and according to her it's a condition that shouldn't be made fun of. She actually was writing to complain about the United States Of Tara because it was making fun of multiple personalities. She asked what was next, a comedy set in a hospice?

Since I hadn't seen either show I couldn't respond authoritatively to her letter, which seemed ignorant to me - if you haven't seen it, take the time to at least watch an episode before you ban it! And lighten up - some of these shows, like Parenthood, are extremely well-written and show serious as well as humorous moments. Geeesh! :doh:
And though it wasn't exactly a hospice, Six Feet Under certainly gave us a different way to look at funeral homes and death, and, oh my gosh, heaven help me, I found some of it very funny!!!!! :sofa:
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Postby kellysouthpaw » Fri May 21, 2010 6:30 pm

As someone who is diagnosed OCD, I four Monk to be a very funny show. Who can you laugh at, if not yourself? As long as it is not mean-spirited, and Monk was NOT, then yes, lighten up and appreciate the humor there can be in some truly terrible diseases. I can't speak for the other how you mentioned, Nancy, as I've never seen it :dunno:

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Postby Aimee » Fri May 21, 2010 6:58 pm

LauraK wrote:Aimee- his schoold doesn't have any programs, per se, but they do pull him and some other kids for social skills stuff a few times a month and he has plenty of accommodations that I've worked with our district's AS specialist to get on his IEP. We add and remove things as needed and I can go in and call a meeting whenever necessary. I really feel that we're all a team working together to do whatever's necessary to get Jacob through each day in the best way possible for him. :) And he's in a 2 wk program every summer called Building Bridges, it's a social skills camp. :)


That's so great Laura :clap: Good for you and most of all good for Jacob!


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