The season finale of NBC’s Parenthood chronicled a lot of happy changes for the Braverman family. Most of the characters were left with promising future plans and the underlying sense of optimism that carries the series.
Gene Hackman, 82, is a traditional kind of guy, so you best not go insulting his wife, Betsy Arakawa, 51, as one homeless man in in Santa Fe, N.M., found out the hard way when Hackman reportedly slapped him after he approached the couple and used a not-so-nice word in reference to Arakawa, his wife since 1991.
First of all I’d like to point out that I most likely do not fit into the intended “Men of a Certain Age” demographic. Something which is fine by me, as I’m pretty sure that demographic includes 40- to 60-year-old American males with a general disillusionment towards life and a desire to see unlikely scenarios posed by being within that age group.
Despite an explosion of bright and colorful pixilated mayhem in recent years that has made the animated genre a box office powerhouse to be reckoned with, this sub-zero family saga stands alone as the only franchise to potentially give Pixar and DreamWorks executives some sleepless nights.
In its depiction of a gay couple raising an adopted daughter, ABC's Modern Family — last year's Emmy-winner for Best Comedy Series and nominated again this year — has gone into uncharted territory by providing viewers with an example of a wholesome family structure that, perhaps because it is "normal" the same way straight families are and aren't, seems anything but alternative.
NBC's The Office will have a new boss in charge when it returns to television this fall: James Spader. Spader will reprise his role as Robert California, who is hired as a replacement for Steve Carell's character, Michael Scott.