Ron Howard’s “Parenthood,” the highly anticipated television adaptation of a 1989 Steve Martin film bearing the same name, aired last week to a slew of mixed reviews. The Clog tuned in for two reasons: first, we miss swapping our blood with formaldehyde every week during “Six Feet Under” and will take any Peter Krause we can get, and second, the series is set in our very own Berkeley.

We live in a city typically presented to television audiences in the form of a overwrought free speech diatribe spouting from a wizened, toothless old man who could easily double as hobo or distinguished professor of Anthropology. Would NBC choose to capitalize on this stereotype, or perhaps Berkeley’s newer image as the charmingly unapologetic read more »