This episode of “Bad Judge” was a little different from the previous two. No Gary, no Robby Shoemaker, and also no crazy Rebecca antics. Sure, Rebecca is Rebecca, and she spends the majority of this episode avoiding confrontation and ruling her courtroom with a combination of sarcasm and wry wit, but she has mellowed out significantly. She didn’t flip off a reporter or slam an axe into the tire of some guy who honked at her in traffic. I don’t think she even had a single drink! Are you okay, Rebecca? I’m concerned.
“A to Z” is a show reminiscent of the Golden Age of rom coms. You know what I’m talking about: Meg Ryan, Sandy Bullock, Julia Roberts. Their movies had characters who were charming and flawed and interesting, and plot lines that perfectly blended reality with whimsy. These days we get adapted Nicholas Sparks novels, which are barely interesting enough for an inflight airplane movie.
“Parenthood” this week continued the final season’s major arcs in meandering, carefully written ways, and I still can’t help but feel a larger catastrophe is looming. All aboard the tear-jerker express.