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Braverman Power Rankings: The Offer

After a few slow weeks on Parenthood, tonight’s episode ramped up the feels. The tears on screen from Max and Victor were certain to cause tears off screen, and if we could have just swapped out Sarah for Crosby this would have been a near perfect episode.

Braverman Power Rankings: Limbo

It was another slow week on Parenthood, although there were a few redeeming moments. Amber and Drew make the best team, and when all the Bravermans get together around one table there’s bound to be some excitement. You’ll never guess who made their way to the top of the power rankings this week.

Hannibal 2.02: Sakizuki

Tonight was one of the slower episodes of Hannibal action-wise. The most gruesome part was the opening sequence, and the majority of time was spent examining the various relationships between all our main characters. It may be one of the strongest episodes of the season.

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Braverman Power Rankings: The Enchanting Mr. Knight

This was kind of a slow week , though we did get plenty of Amber, which is always a good thing.
Editors Note: All those related to the Bravermans by marriage, blood, or adoption are eligible whether or not they carry the surname. Sadly this means Hank will not be ranked, which might actually be a good thing since he would be Number 1 every week. 

Braverman Power Rankings Week 4: You’ve Got Mold

Note: All those related to the Bravermans by marriage, blood, or adoption are eligible whether or not they carry the surname. Sadly, this means Ray Romano doesn’t count, which might actually be a good thing since he would be Number 1 every week.  This was a tough week – No Drew, no Amber, and lots of heartache. Let’s dive right in.

 

 

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Hannibal Season 2 Trailer is Here!

The first season of Hannibal was surprisingly excellent. It was disturbing, gross, and rarely watched by me at nighttime. Today NBC released a trailer for Season 2, in which we find Will Graham behind bars. Let’s deconstruct it together.

(0:25) “Will Graham you’re under arrest for murder.” – OH YEAH LAST SEASON ENDED WITH WILL BEHIND BARS WTF
(0:31) Hannibal is going to be Will’s biggest advocate? And insist that he be investigated too? That’s so Hannibal…
(0:40) Antlers!
(0:49) Dr. Bloom, you have no idea how wrong you were. Will’s got this.
(1:00) Is anybody else seeing hannibal smell this corpse? Seriously look how much he’s enjoying it! Jack Crawford, please watch this!
(1:02) Very Emo remix of “Stand By Me”
(1:07) ANTLERS!
(1:21) That is a straight up CIRLCE OF CORPSES. This is why I watch this show during the day.
(1:29) Ok so at some point Hannibal will attack Jack Crawford. How far into the season is this?
(1:39) “I’m going to remember, and when I do, there will be a reckoning.” – *Chills*
Overall a pretty great preview. The main question I have is how long does Will Graham remain behind bars – Will it take the whole season to free him and implicate Hannibal? I hope not. The procedural aspect of the show is always entertaining, but the most compelling part of Hannibal has been and will always be the relationship between Will and Dr. Lecter.

Braverman Power Rankings Week 3: Jump Ball

Note: All those related to the Bravermans by marriage, blood, or adoption are eligible whether or not they carry the surname. Sadly, this means Ray Romano doesn’t count, which might actually be a good thing since he would be Number 1 every week. 







1. Camille – Camille is back from Italy with a new outlook on life. Her wanderlust and the realization that she is no longer needed gives her ALL the power.

I’m moving on with or without you Zeek


2. Drew – You may think that Drew should be ranked lower given that he’s falling back in with Amy, but for now, he has all the power in the relationship. Keep that upper hand as long as possible Drew.

I am in too high of demand right now

3. Amber – Amber spiraling out of control is still Amber, and she’s awesome. Also, before trying to drive drunk, she does well telling off this dude in the bar.

You know what, I think a move is a good idea. In fact, I think I’m going to move down tot his side of the bar, and you can stay here


4. Adam – Adam is the rock of this season. In the first few episodes we saw him taking care of Max, and now he moves on to take care of Hank (albeit for somewhat selfish reasons.)

Jump Ball? C’mon I think it’s pretty obvious you’re on the spectrum Hank

5. Seth – A surprise new addition to the Power Rankings. He earned his spot this week by saving Amber from driving home drunk and letting her crash at his place.

I think you should be more afraid that you’re like your mom than me

Honorable Mentions: Joel, for cutting ties with Julia and Crosby, for being Crosby.

Braverman Power Rankings Week 2: Stay a Little Longer

Note: All those related to the Bravermans by marriage, blood, or adoption are eligible whether or not they carry the surname. Sadly, this means Ray Romano doesn’t count, which might actually be a good thing since he would be Number 1 every week. 

1. Adam – Adam was handling everyone’s business this week. Not only did he lay down the law with Oliver Rome, but he was amazingly touching when dealing with Max.

Adam is definitely an Iguadola fan



2. Jasmine – Just when I was ready to write Jasmine off as a strict stick in the mud, she becomes incredibly cool and convinces Rome to get in the studio and not be afraid of failure.

Did Crosby tell you I used to be a Dancer.

3. Crosby – Didn’t have much to do,  but was super cool about letting Rome crash at his place. I’ll be honest I don’t see Crosby ever placing outside of the Top 3 on an episode that he is in.

Oh Wait, Jaws is on?


4. Zeek – He did right by Ryan and Amber in this episode. Zeek is a rock.

Hey look. If I say it’s going to be OK, it’s going to be OK, OK?

5. Amber – Amber was tough with Ryan at the beginning, but came around to see him off at the end. Mae Whitman is amazing, as always.

What’s left?

187. Joel and Julia’s Marriage – I’m thinking this divorce might actually happen.

Braverman Power Rankings Week 1: Promises


Welcome to the Inaugural Braverman Power Rankings. What’s that? It’s already halfway through Season 5? No matter. 

Note: All those related to the Bravermans by marriage, blood, or adoption are eligible whether or not they carry the surname. Sadly, this means Ray Romano doesn’t count, which might actually be a good thing since he would be Number 1 every week. 

1. Drew – Two women, one Drew. I like those odds.

Nothing to see here, just picnicking with my babes

2. Joel – He not only throws Ed Brooks to the ground, but he sees right through Julia’s bullshit afterwards. I like to imagine that Roy from The Office has changed his name to Ed Brooks and this is the same guy. He just can’t catch a break.

3. Crosby – Crosby deserves to be 1 or 2 every week, but they just didn’t give him enough screen time to justify it. Good job on him for mediating that fight though.

Alright, everything’s good, not a big deal, everyone’s horsing around, go back to the party, still bidding here.

4. Zeek – Got his BLT on. And even made friends with a Navy man. Camille who?

I gotta try one of those BLT’s there.

5. Sarah – So Carl is a super successful doctor who runs a non-profit and saves babies. And still lives in a shitty apartment with the worst Super in the world. You’re reaching Sarah, don’t screw this up.

Why does anyone like me?

Honorable mentions – Adam, for making Hank realize he has Aspergers and Amber, because Mae Whitman doesn’t even need to be in the show to be good.