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S01.E08: Dear Dad

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Robin and the Council agree to tell Luly a shocking truth. Oliver and Peter finally decide to adopt but learn some sobering news about the child's birth mother. Robin finds herself falling for Sam despite the chaos in her life

Airing Thursday, June 18, 2020.

 

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OH  MY GOD THIS SHOW IS SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Grey's Anatomy voice over rip-off.

The painfully awkward/lacking in chemistry romantic couplings.

The precocious kids.

IT'S AWFUL.

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The writing is awful.

The actors? They're what keep bringing me back. As cringy as the writing was in the scene with Robin and Sam, the chemistry and just the ability of the actors made it so much better.

I was sort of thrown during the Luly and Evan scene - do we need soft core in the first hour of primetime? Please, can we not have anymore shower scenes with Luly and Evan? Honestly, as much as I like the actors, their storyline does nothing for me. And Sharon Leal is so good, and capable of so much more than she's had in this role, I've been disappointed with what she's been given.

Give me more Larry, give me more Anthony, give me the other kids, give me Oliver & Peter (THANK GOD they didn't do the bait and switch storyline with the adoption story! I adore them!), give me ROBIN AND SAM (I really like David Walton, you guys). And more Margot!

As far as the big 'reveal' to Luly - I know it would be staggering to find out that your dad was not your biological dad. I did think that maybe it was a bit...disjointed? The family adopted Charlotte and clearly she's blended well. Family is what you make, and many families are 'made', not biological!

I'm glad they didn't drag out the whole 'will Luly ever forgive Anthony' story.

 

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I genuinely don't understand why they're all so sure the kids can't handle the truth about Anthony. They are well-familiar with adoption, so why is it such a big scandal that would devastate them?

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13 hours ago, saoirse said:

give me ROBIN AND SAM (I really like David Walton, you guys)

No. please, no. And did they have to make him a cop? Ugh!

The writing is terrible, OMG! Luly and Evan act like they are teenagers, the shower scene had no chemistry and was poorly rehearsed, it was awkward.

But what drives me bananas is how anything hospital on TV is so far removed from reality, it is not even possible to suspend disbelief. A random pregnant woman goes for an ultrasound and they run tests for ALL genetic disorders, including one that I have never heard of - I don't know everything but I have so many friends and acquaintances who have chronic illnesses and disorders, I never heard of that one - and immediately the doctor calls the patient - interrupting her sex encounter? Even if she is "related" to her best friends, that is completely absurd. 

Robin has no idea of who her children are, does she? and where is the baby? Couldn't they have added a sound effect of a cooing baby with the kids in the kitchen, just to pretend she exists?

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Honestly why can't we have nice things?  

There are moments of dialogue and scene that are really well done.  The best scenes are when they are having natural conversations.  I liked the scene in the kitchen with the kids --  it felt natural.  I liked the convo between Robin and Luly about telling the kids because they were making good points and again,  it sounded natural.  I also liked the convo at the start between Robin, Larry and Ollie.

But then they go and mess it up.  I think it gets too, too much when they overload on the schmaltz and the tragedy porn.  They just need to let the story lines happen and lay off of the over-sentimentality and restrain themselves from making everything so high stakes drama. Not everything has to swerve to the 'terrible news on the horizon' side of things.  People can't live with that much stress on the regular.  Also get rid of that damn navel gazing, moody coffee house music soundtrack. 

 

 

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I’m okay with the soapiness, since I haven’t really watched any of the other recent million little things is us-type shows, but I have to ask. Is there really a genetic condition that has a 100% chance of killing you at a specific age? I know there are conditions where you have a certain percentage chance of having it, but definitely??

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 Is there really a genetic condition that has a 100% chance of killing you at a specific age? 

I've never heard of the one they mentioned, but I know about Huntington's Disease, which sounds similar.  If you have the gene you definitely will get the disease, usually between the ages of 30-40.

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