Parenthood: Season 2 (2010 - 2011)

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Season 2
Parenthood

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In Parenthood's second season, the eclectic cast hits its collective stride as the Bravermans face new family challenges and achievements in an increasingly convincing and relatable way.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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User Ratings: 56

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Air date: Sep 14, 2010

In the second-season premiere, Adam is stressed out by his family and demanding boss (William Baldwin). Elsewhere, Zeek and Joel try to fix a leak in the barn; Crosby gets ready to see Jasmine and Jabbar; Haddie learns to drive; Max endures a crisis; and Sarah searches for her niche.

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Air date: Sep 21, 2010

Adam arranges for Sarah to take an internship at his company; Kristina babysits for Suze (Amanda Foreman) as she deals with her divorce; Julia makes a play date for Sydney; Jasmine and Crosby debate over where Jabbar should live.

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Air date: Sep 28, 2010

Sarah's coworker (Kevin Alejandro) offers advice on Amber, who's been spending a lot of time with a new friend. Elsewhere, Julia wants another baby, and Adam works on his relationship with Max.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2010

Kristina plans a date night with Adam in an effort to keep their relationship going strong. Elsewhere, Sarah offers dating advice to Drew; Haddie runs in a school election; and Crosby realizes he still has a lot to learn about being a father.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2010

Sarah impresses Gordon at the shoe booth. Elsewhere, Kristina joins a support group and urges Adam to do the same; Crosby asks Julia to help get Jabbar into Sydney's school; and Zeek and Camille take up ballroom dancing to add a new dimension to their relationship.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2010

Zeek enthusiastically prepares for Halloween but is disappointed by the older kids' lack of interest in the holiday. Elsewhere, Max has Halloween plans that worry his parents; Sarah decides to confront Gordon about what happened between them; and Julia isn't pleased with Sydney's costume choice.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2010

Adam makes a tough business decision during a financial upheaval; Jabbar surprises Jasmine and Crosby with his reaction to their announcement about the future; Sarah confronts Amber about her partying while also dealing with issues at work; and Camille and Haddie perform community service.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2010

Adam's defense of Max leads to an altercation with a man; Crosby considers selling his boat; Sarah stays out with Gordon all night, much to the chagrin of Amber and Drew; and Haddie learns something new about Alex.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2010

Sarah sets up a meeting for Amber with Gordon's colleague; Kristina tries to secure a party invite for Max; Zeek is jealous when Camille takes a class with a former lover; Crosby and Joel take the helm of Jabbar's school play; and Haddie's new relationship progresses.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2010

Adam worries about his job following unexpected news from Gordon; Camille and Amber bond during preparations for Thanksgiving; Drew isn't happy that Gordon is attending the family's holiday dinner; Crosby works to impress Jasmine's mother; and Julia spends time in the kitchen making pies, but takes her frustration out on Sydney.

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Series 2 of the drama finds the extended Braverman brood facing an assortment of challenges. Adam (Peter Krause) deals with difficult bosses (William Baldwin, Anthony Carrigan) at the shoe company, offers sister Sarah (Lauren Graham) a position there and frets about his future. Kristina (Monica Potter), meanwhile, fears that the stress of raising a son (Max Burkholder) with Asperger's syndrome could wreck her and Adam's marriage, and seeks to strengthen it as a result. Daughter Haddie (Sarah Ramos), for her part, enters school politics, begins a relationship with a recovering alcoholic (Michael B. Jordan) and makes an accidental, embarrassing phone call to her folks. Of course, with an extended family as large as the Bravermans, those aren't the only characters and stories explored. Youngest brother Crosby, for instance, works on his relationship with Jasmine (Joy Bryant), though their perceptions of it may not be in sync; and Sarah (Lauren Graham) struggles with rebellious daughter Amber (Mae Whitman).

Cast

Lauren Graham
as Sarah Braverman
Craig T. Nelson
as Zeek Braverman
Bonnie Bedelia
as Camille Braverman
Peter Krause
as Adam Braverman
Monica Potter
as Kristina Braverman
Dax Shepard
as Crosby Braverman
Erika Christensen
as Julia Braverman-Graham
Sam Jaeger
as Joel Graham
Sarah Ramos
as Haddie Braverman
Max Burkholder
as Max Braverman
Mae Whitman
as Amber Holt
Miles Heizer
as Drew Holt
Savannah Rae Linz
as Sydney Graham
Joy Bryant
as Jasmine Trussell
Tyree Brown
as Jabbar Trussell
Michael Emerson
as Amazing Andy
William Baldwin
as Gordon Flint
John Corbett
as Seth Holt
Richard Dreyfuss
as Gilliam T. Blount
Amanda Foreman
as Suze Lessing
Tom Amandes
as Dr. Pelickan
Michael Emerson
as Amazing Andy
Gregg L. Daniel
as Rev. Gordon
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Critic Reviews for Parenthood Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

At times, it almost felt like the series was cramming the entirety of what would be its third season into 40 minutes of television, and it just didn't work.

Feb 20, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

As the series has proceeded, what initially looked like a bunch of talented but disparate actors has cohered into a believable clan.

Sep 20, 2013 | Full Review…

I'm glad to have Parenthood back. Not enough Amber, Drew, or Camille tonight, but "I Hear You, I See You" is a good start to the season, opening up a lot of potential storylines.

Feb 22, 2019 | Full Review…

There's something comforting about a family like the Bravermans. It's a blend of perspective and identification that allows us to look at the clan at the center of a family drama like "Parenthood".

Feb 21, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The entire cast...have learned each others rhythms and styles, and they key off each other with grace and ease; their conversations seem so convincingly real that they help keep the show from becoming a writer's construct.

Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In season two, the drama has already hit its stride.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Parenthood is a show that touches on the real issues faced by many families today. A show that has us laughing our loud and simultaneously reaching for a tissue - and we are so happy that it is back!

Sep 20, 2013 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

I said it before and I'll say it again, I'm a fan of Amber and Drew's relationship. It's solid and chock full o' mutual respect.

Sep 20, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Each week, I become more invested in the lives of the Braverman family.

Sep 20, 2013 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

This well-constructed drama is something to treasure on the TV schedule -- it's a show that respects our everyday experiences and emotions and yet also manages to entertain.

Sep 14, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Parenthood: Season 2

  • Jun 20, 2020
    Great Show! #TeamBraverman
  • Mar 28, 2015
    The last 4 episodes were stink, with the Amber storyline unrelated to the rest of the season. Beside that, William Baldwin in the initial episodes, while initially irritating brought out some nice Adam and Sarah dynamics. The greatest strength of Parenthood is the performance. While every single character has some kind of tic, they all do it so convincingly, it's exciting. Pair that with some compelling storylines that never seem clingy or melodramatic, I'm actually quite excited about this show a lot of the time.
  • Apr 12, 2014
    I cry every episode. This is such an amazing series. They are like family to me. I love this show & the writing team.

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