Wednesday, May 19, 2010

'Parenthood' Goes the Mean Girl Route

While watching last night’s ParenthoodI could not stop thinking about the Phoebe Prince case from Massachusetts -- where a teen girl took her life earlier this year after prosecutors said she was relentlessly harassed by classmates in her new school. There were so many similarities between the real life case and the one unfolding on Parenthood where a girl is being harassed by a group of girls for sleeping with her cousin's ex-boyfriend.

I reviewed the latest episode, “Team Braverman” for CliqueClack TV and observed that the response of Kristina Braverman, Haddie's mom, to this situation made me really dislike her character, one I’d previously admired for her down-to-earth demeanor. Plus I felt really badly for Amber, who made stupid, teenaged decisions while I became increasingly irritated with Haddie.


Tracy said...

I completely agree!

Meredith O'Brien said...

Thanks Tracy.

Anonymous said...

Haven't seen Parenthood. I'm glad that this issue is getting national press. Bullying can go on for long periods of time without anyone noticing or anyone doing anything about it.

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