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This Is Us 

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A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents.

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Series cast summary:
...  Jack Pearson 36 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Rebecca Pearson 36 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Randall Pearson 36 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Kate Pearson 36 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Kevin Pearson 36 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Beth Pearson 36 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Toby Damon 36 episodes, 2016-2018
...  William Hill 36 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Tess Pearson / ... 31 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Annie Pearson / ... 31 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Miguel Rivas 29 episodes, 2016-2018
...  10 Year Old Kate / ... 28 episodes, 2016-2018
...  10 Year Old Kevin / ... 28 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Sophie 23 episodes, 2017-2018
...  15 Year Old Kate / ... 23 episodes, 2016-2018
...  10 Year Old Randall / ... 23 episodes, 2016-2018
...  17 Year Old Randall / ... 22 episodes, 2016-2018
...  17 Year Old Kevin / ... 22 episodes, 2016-2018
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Rebecca Pearson once had a difficult pregnancy with triplets. The resulting births occurred on the same day as her husband Jack Pearson's thirty-sixth birthday. The lives of Rebecca, Jack and their three offspring - Kevin, Kate and Randall - are presented at different points in time. The Rebecca and Jack stories generally take place during the early stage of their marriage, surrounding the birth of the three children, or at different phases of the children's upbringing, which was not always smooth sailing for any of the five. Separate stories concerning Kevin, Kate and Randall are also presented in their adult years, each who has his or her own baggage resulting from that upbringing: Kevin who was generally the neglected one because he had no outward issues; Kate who has always had weight issues; and Randall, the gifted one, being the visible outsider and being the "non-K" child. These stories may demonstrate the emotional ties that exist not only because of being family, but also ... Written by Huggo

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This is real. This is love. This is life.

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Randall and Beth met in college. Coincidentally, Sterling K. Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson also met in college; they attended the NYU's Tisch School of Arts together. See more »

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Innovative and Surprising
28 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is a very inventive story line so I won't refer to it, except to say that both the first and second episodes have real surprises. Avoid reading any reviews with spoilers. It will dampen your joy as you figure things out.

The acting is excellent and the script is well written. This looks like a comedy but in fact it has some profoundly dramatic moments. I want to single out some of the actors who were terrific – Milo Ventimiglia (played Rocky Jr), Mandy Moore ("Tangled"), Ron Cephas Jones, Sterling K. Brown (Chris Darden in "OJ") and Susan Kelechi Watson ("Louie"). Gerald McRaney does a cameo in Episode 1 which may be some of his best work ever.

The disadvantage of a TV series like this is that it requires the audience to participate and fill in the gaps. Many people will not understand what's happening, so this is the type of series that is best viewed twice, or however long it takes you to get it.


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