This is us (2016-2022)

Created by Dan Fogelman

Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley

In my life, I have seen a lot of good shows, but for me, the best ones are defined by how they affect you and how much you get into the stories being told. I can think of a show like Parenthood where I just went so deep into that family’s story that by the end I was affected by it because of the relationship between the characters and me as an audience. Believe it or not the show Weeds even with its crazy stories, I went on the journey with them with that simple ending I was left as if I was saying goodbye to family members. Yes, I know it is too much, but that’s me, I escape into different worlds with each film or show I see.

This is us, I started watching the show a few months after it started so I did not get into it right away. I saw the first episode and did not see another for a while. I don’t remember why I decided to see it again but I did and I was hocked on the show the second time around. This is us tells the story of the Pearson family, it is mainly about the three kids but the parent’s story is told as it relates to what the kids are going through at the moment.

The show works in my opinion for various reasons. The story is just amazing and so beautiful and because it deals with family, it is highly relatable. I also felt like the show went for real issues and real stories. The way the story was told was so brilliant because they showed a glimpse of the future without revealing much and that left the audience intrigued as to what was going to happen, this is one of those few occasions where telling the story in different timelines works. The show also has great characters. I think Jack is simply the best television dad that I have ever seen. every character is so well written and each had their stories and all were so good. The one thing is and I must confess, it has a lot of sad moments so always have a tissue if you cry at films and shows as I do.

When I say that Jack is the best tv dad, a lot is in part to Milo’s brilliant performance. Mandy Moore is amazing as Rebecca, she is just charming and does a great job at all the different ages. Sterling K Brown also shines as Randall, but I have to say the show has an amazing cast.

Just saw the ending and it was a fitting end to this story, now to see something funny because binge-watching this show ain’t easy on the tears. Anyway, amazing show.

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