Now that “Friday Night Lights” has finally been recognized by the Emmy voters, we’re going to start campaigning for NBC’s touching family drama “Parenthood” as the most underrated, exquisite show that’s deserving of far, far more awards attention.
On tonight’s “Parenthood,” the Braverman family will invite a new member into the mix. We just hope that baby girl is enjoying her last peaceful moments, because once she pops into the world, she’s going to discover that being a Braverman comes with a whole lot of baggage.
In the meantime, we’ve already watched tonight’s amazing episode, so here are the top five reasons you should, too.
1. Adam Braverman (Peter Krause) “hips it up.” After Crosby (Dax Shepard) asks his big brother to loosen up his tie for their meeting with a hip hop star, Adam takes things just a little bit too far. Actually, sorry, we’re going to need to amend that. He takes things a lot too far.
2. Baby! Kristina (Monica Potter) finally gives birth to baby Nora, but the conditions aren’t exactly ideal. With Adam off “hipping it up,” she has to turn to someone else to help her through the delivery… and it’s someone she’s just had a knock-down drag-out argument with. Never a dull moment!
3. Return of John Corbett! Seth returns just in time to interrupt an adorable moment between Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Mark (Jason Ritter) — and he’s definitely not in the same shape he was in when we last saw him. It appears that Sarah’s ex-husband has taken a pretty major turn for the worse. The question is whether or not Mark will stick around while Seth is back in Sarah’s life… or if Seth will deliver one too many mustache jokes and send him running.
4. Max (Max Burkholder) remains the most compelling character on the series (someone give 13-year-old Burkholder an Emmy, STAT). Despite the high-stakes drama happening elsewhere in tonight’s episode, you’ll be most touched by quiet moments between Max and Amber (Mae Whitman) as she coaches him through writing an apology letter.
5. Big news for Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger). We don’t want to ruin it for you, but it’s definitely a game-changer.
Just trust us on this one, okay? If there’s anything you should definitely be watching tonight, it’s this. 10 p.m. EST on NBC. Be there.