But enough of this nitpicking! I'm sure you're all wondering what I think of the show so far this season! The verdict? I still like it, but the writing and stories are lacking a bit. I guess the show is in a sophomore slump. It's not that the show is awful, but it's lacking in logic.
First, Adam and Kristina are mainstreaming Max in a private school without providing him any behavior support to help him out. Yeah, that sounds like a fantastic idea! Great parenting there! In this week's episode, Kristina was relieved to hear that she was pregnant with a girl, so she won't have to worry about the baby having autism. For most of the episode, she seemed to think girls don't get autism. During the final scene, however, she seemed to realize that her daughter could still have autism, just won't have as high a chance since she's a girl. I wonder how many viewers the writers disenfranchised with those scenes? I can understand the emotions behind those feelings, but I think the writers could have handled this very delicate topic better.
Adam and Kristina's oldest daughter, Haddie, is having relationship issues with her boyfriend. I guess things changed a lot after the prom. I'm still confused how Haddie went to the prom since she wasn't a senior. I know, minor details. Am I the only one totally bored by this whole over-dramatic storyline? I didn't think so.
Julia wants a baby. She wants one really badly. So badly, that she approached the pregnant woman who sells coffee at her work and asked her if she could buy her baby from her. I'm not even going to make a snarky comment on this story line. Feel free to add in your own snark!
Probably the creepiest scene this season was this week's scene when Zeke was giving his grandson, Drew, dating advice. He took his grandson to a local diner to give him advice on how to flirt with a woman. Then he proceeded to demonstrate his advice on the twenty-something waitress, including ogling her while drool dripped onto his lap. In front of his grandson. Was I the only person totally creeped out by this scene? It was like watching a really bad car accident.
There are lots of other story lines going on, but I'm actually getting angrier and angrier as I'm writing this. When I started this post, I thought the quality was suffering a little, but it's actually suffering a lot.
C'mon writers! Get your act together!