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America’s number 1 network, NBC, is back again with another dramatic, heartwarming show. This Is Us just wrapped up its second season and has a large group of loyal viewers, and the shows brings in around 12 million followers every week. This Is Us will make you cry one minute and then make you feel right at home the next.

This Is Us follows the hectic lives of The Pearson family. Young couple Rebecca and Jack face hardships while raising three triplets. Rebecca faces trouble from the beginning of the series when she is pregnant with triplets and loses one during birth. Husband Jack is so distraught all he can do is watch babies in the nursery of the hospital. Fate has it that a black baby, Randall, was born on the same day and dropped off at a local fire station and then taken to the hospital. Jack and Rebecca take the baby home and make it their own. They raise Randall alongside his other siblings Kate and Kevin. As the children are getting older, Jack cannot overcome the fact that he is an alcoholic. He often leaves Rebecca alone at nights while he is out drinking at bars. Since Jack is gone, Rebecca has no other choice but to car for the triplets on her own.

The show takes place in the future where the children are adults but flashbacks to various stages of the children’s childhood. These flashbacks and flashforwards build the bases and background for the plot. Due to interracial adoption, Randall faces adversity from the start of his life. He is a genius who dumbs down in attempt to fit in with the children around him. He ultimately never gains the respect he desperately craves from his brother Kevin. Randall’s birth father unexpectedly walks in to Randall’s hectic life. How will Randall handle the added stress in his life?

Kate struggles with obesity from a young age and this continues throughout her whole life. She begins attending weekly support groups for overweight adults where she meets her boyfriend Toby. He too is struggling with is weight and recovering from depression. The couple with hopefully thrive, but Kate’s haunting past could ruin any chance she has at happiness. The last triplet Kevin is a Hollywood actor who has it going very big for him. He is the star of a poplar show The Manny. Kevin and Kate live on opposite sides of the country but still maintain their very close relationship leaving Randall out even as adults.  

The triplets live hectic lives from childhood that will follow them into their adulthood. Jack and Rebecca are a love story, but is love enough for the two to survive? Catch up with seasons 1 and 2 on Hulu where you can get a 7 day free trial. If you are an avid watcher just as I am, 36 episodes in 7 days is a piece of cake.

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4 Responses to “This Is Us”

  1. McKayla Thompson on March 22nd, 2018 1:06 pm

    Great article Hannah! I love shows that make me have a lot of emotions. I also really enjoy flashback shows. This show sounds very interesting. Good writing Hannah!

  2. Caleb Johnson on March 22nd, 2018 1:13 pm

    You did a great job of describing this show and why you like it I just started watching it and I already am hooked. Its an enjoyable family show that leaves you wanting more after every episode. Great Article!

  3. Bodie St.Clair on March 22nd, 2018 1:16 pm

    Great article Hannah! This show sounds really interesting. I like how you described the basic plot of the story. I’m not really one for heart-warming shows, but this show seems like it would interest me. Nice job.

  4. mdish72 on April 10th, 2018 8:46 am

    Great article Hannah! I love how passionate and dramatic you described the show! I don’t watch a lot of tv, but I must watch this show! Overall, well done!

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