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The Teenage Horror of 'Parenthood'

G-Pa Chaz Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:38 AM
Herald, “conspiracy” may be a bit strong. But do you not believe that some shows, or at least individual episodes of some shows, are used to further an agenda?
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:42 AM
"Do you not believe that some shows, or at least individual episodes of some shows, are used to further an agenda?"

Not nearly to the extent that is often assumed. I've seen little proof of it, although I admit I could be wrong. But what is demonstrably proven is that Hollywood is a business and shows, movies, and all other types of media are only considered successful if they make money. And making money involves getting attention. I don't think Hollywood could care less if it was abortion, homosexuality, religion, or anything. What matters to them is making money. If it didn't, they would have gone out of business long ago.
The NBC series "Parenthood"' has drawn raves from TV critics this season for a storyline about a 40-something mother fighting cancer. Then on Jan. 1, NBC asked viewers to tune in the following Tuesday for an "unforgettable" new episode. A teenager would get an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Such is NBC's definition of "parenthood."

Drew, one of show's leading teenager characters, has an ex-girlfriend named Amy who comes back to tell him "I'm pregnant." The high school seniors go to the Planned Parenthood clinic, and the scene plays like a political commercial.

The counselor says, "If you decide to...