The phone rang at 9:02 last night. Scott was out of town for the night on a business trip. I figured he was calling to check in for the evening.

“Hey…uh.. you know Parenthood premieres tonight… right now.. right?” he blurted out.

“Well, yeah, but since you’re not here, I figured I’d wait and watch it with you when you get home,” I replied as I wiped off the kitchen counters.

Parenthood is the one show that’s “ours.” We watch it together, never apart. We wait for weekends when we can sit down and catch up on episodes from the iPad app (since we’re cable and DVR free) if we have to. It’s our thing. 

(These are the things  you have to resort to when date-nights are hard to come by and trips to the movies happen once a year.)

“No. No, no. It’s okay! I, um, I’m watching it. So… you should go watch it. Now. Okay?” He insisted.

Ahhhh…. look who TV Premier cheated on me? Glad he had the good sense to go ahead and tell me about it so I could cheat on him, too, and we could call it even.

So I sat down with a beer and enjoyed every minute of the first episode of the new season of Parenthood. I love this show. It speaks to me.

I really like the new “God” story line they brought in, too, though I know that’s getting some resistance from many. The thing is, I can totally relate to being  a spiritual family and believing in God, but not feeling comfortable with religion, personally, and then trying to balance that with allowing my kids to make their own choices when it comes to all that. I’m glad it’s a topic they’re exploring because I think that’s how a lot of households look these days.

Did you watch last night? What did you think?

26 thoughts on “My Husband TV Premier Cheated On Me”

  1. HA! I’m glad to hear my husband and I aren’t the only couple that do this! Our show is Million Dollar Listing on Bravo, it’s the perfect combo of a reality show and a real estate show. I’ll have to check out Parenthood some time =)

  2. We’re the same way with Mad Men. We haven’t cheated on that one (though he’s cheated on me with some of the NBC Thursday comedies). And it’s KILLING me because we still have the season finale in our DVR and he refuses to watch it with me.

    1. He refuses! That would drive me nuts. Maybe he’s just saving it for when you all do nothing but sit in front of the TV with a sleeping newborn. Be sure you have plenty of shows stockpiled for when baby comes!

  3. Too funny, we are the same way- we don’t ever cheat on each other with our shows 😉 Parenthood is one of my favorites of all time- last night’s episode was great!! Ahhh the ending- so many tears thinking of sending my (4 year old!) daughter to college one day.

  4. I loved it and I’m so glad it’s back!

    I really loved seeing Amber happy at the beginning of the episode. I don’t want to see Mark get hurt, he’s so GOOD. And wow I feel bad for Victor. I think it’s going to bring some really interesting stuff this season.

  5. Love, love, love Parenthood. It’s also “our” show. The one we both equally like and watch together. I always thought we were the only ones, but I’m glad to hear that there are others! It always has me laughing and crying. I’m really hoping that Sarah doesn’t do anything stupid with the photographer to mess up her relationship.

  6. My fiance and I have “our ” show as well. Its more like a few shows we get to watch once the kids are asleep. We too like to wait for one another to get home before we begin watching. Last night was Mommy’s SOA (Sons of Anarchy). Thank God it comes one well after the boys are asleep, thats my me time. I know exactly what you mean when it comes to religion. I grew up in a very religious house hold and I felt like God and religion was forced on me when I was young so I do not want that for my children. If they decide that they want to go to church and learn about God, that is fine with me. I’ll go with them so they are not going through it alone. I just feel like when you push religion on someone they will turn out like I did and not attend church when they get older. My oldest goes to a church VPK program and they do chapel ever Monday morning. I was unsure about this at first but I asked my son what he wanted to do and he was really excited about it.

    1. I’m with you. K goes to a Christian-based pre-school and attends VBS every year. We’re really happy with it. He gets a great background and education. And they are very loving. If he decides he wants to go to church, we’ll totally support him.

  7. Just watched it! Oh my I was crying at Hattie going away! My little girl is 5 months old & I’m sure that wouldn’t have made me cry before I had her.

  8. I can totally relate to the new date nights! We also have our programmes. Our current favourite is the UK series “Downton Abbey”.

  9. I haven’t watched it yet. It’s on the DVR. It’s definitely NOT a show I get to watch with my husband though…he hates every single thing about it and thinks its the worst show ever. I think he’s crazy.

  10. My hubby and I saw it. We LOVE the show, but we’re not too sold on Ray Romano, yet… I also really randomly miss the politician/Amber storyline. That last scene at the airport made me bawl, and my kids are no way NEAR college yet. (Both are almost five.) Love it love it love it.

  11. It’s on the DVR and I’m watching it tonite. However, my husband thinks it’s horrible so I watch it when he’s at Scouts on Wednesdays with my step-son.

  12. Haven’t watched last night’s yet, but totally interested to see how they run this storyline. We keep saying we are going to start going to church since C is getting older, but….yeah…that hasn’t happened.

  13. Girl! Yes, at least he had the good sense to call you. Otherwise–DOG. FREAKING. HOUSE. That’s “our” show, too. I cry every time. Every time! If I wasn’t pregnant I’d start a drinking game with all my parent friends where we take a shot every time this show hits the nail head-on about something we’ve dealt with in our parenting life (last night would have been the religion issue, absolutely). Feel free to start the game without me and I’ll catch up in a few months!

  14. I absolutely love Parenthood! It’s a great show – makes me laugh and cry every single episode. I have teenagers (3 boys and 1 girl). My daughter is 16 so I totally related to the “Hattie going off to college” story line. I can’t even imagine how I will handle it. I bawled my eyes out during the airport scene.

  15. I love Parenthood. It is a wonderful, wonderful show, and my husband and I watch it together, too. Our soon-to-be three-year-old is on the autism spectrum, and we’re big fans of the Max storyline especially, but we like it all. We come from big, crazy families so that might be part of why we like it so much.

  16. I so watched it, and I love that show, too. Actually, last year was the first time I watched it. While we were in Fort Worth we were TV and DVR free as well, and we watched all the episodes on iTunes. It is kinda our show too, along with Dexter! 🙂

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