It is about the family lives and connections of several people who all share the same birthday and the ways in which they’re similar and different.
I’m not really a big fan of ‘Network’ TV. I’m not saying it’s lousy, I’m just saying with so many other options – and commercial free options – it’s rare to find such a GEM like This Is Us.
But every once in awhile? We get lucky. Every once in a while, there comes a show; so brilliant, so compelling, so real, so honest, so raw, and so poignant – you will laugh out loud and ugly cry all at the same damn time. And THIS is that VERY show.
From the first episode with the craziest plot twist – a plot twist NO ONE WILL EVER SEE COMING – all the way through the Mid-Sesason Winter Finale with the craziest plot twist – a plot twist NO ONE WILL EVER SEE COMING! UM!! OMG!!
You will fall in love with every character, even if you don’t want to. You will be forced to feel ALL OF THE FEELS, but in a really good, cathartic kind of way. Seriously, keep a box of Kleenex handy. And you will THANK THE SHOW for making you experience all of the feels. You will be left thinking, laughing, crying, and hugging your own chest. Hell, you might even hug those closest to you even more. I know I have.
And … If not?
You’re clearly not human.
And you have no soul.
* Honestly, this show comes with my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
I just hope the writers & network, keep up with the pace & fabulousness of this show. Because right now? It’s nothing short of phenomenal.
PS: This show is sort of like the old network show, Parenthood, only on STEROIDS.
And the only cable comparison has to be my all time FAVORITE Showtime series, SHAMELESS. Yeah, it’s like that. Just not as ‘raunchy’