This is Us

23 Sep

Blog Post #162

I just finished watching the pilot of the new NBC show, This is Us.

I had recorded it on the premiere night — I wasn’t too sure that I wanted to watch it — the trailers piqued my interest, but I wasn’t sure if it would be worth watching. I don’t trust trailers all that much. They can be misleading. I decided to record the program so I could watch it when I had some spare time and I hoped that I would like it.

I’m still wiping the tears from my eyes.

The show was great — at least, the pilot was amazing! It was more than I expected — the writing was solid, the characters were genuine and their stories felt true. (The show earned a “fresh tomato” from critics with a rating of 91% on the tomatometer. I’m with them. )

This ensemble drama is filled with moments that run the gamut of human emotions —  heartwarming, heart breaking, funny and brutally honest. The strong performances from every cast member adds a depth to this story, making the narrative emotionally impactful without being overly saccharine or cheesy.

And the twist! I did not see it coming — I love when that happens! I’m hooked!

Did you catch the show? What did you think?

If you haven’t seen the show — give it a try. If you enjoy dramas that you can relate to with impressive, likeable characters and compelling stories, you may love this show.  This is us.


One Response to “This is Us”

  1. jlhussey September 26, 2016 at 10:26 am #

    Well, I watched the preview, now I think I will have to watch the series!!


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