*NO SPOILERS. PROMISE.*
Oh this show.
This Is Us is currently in its first season on NBC with Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Sterling K Brown, and Chris Sullivan.
It begins as the two main characters, played by Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, fall in love and create a family together. Throughout the rest of the season, it flashes back and forth throughout their lives. It shows them right when they got together, while their kids are growing up, and as grandparents.
Somehow every single episode has made me cry a whole lotta tears. The writers of this show just know how to tug at the audience’s heart strings. From dealing with topics as heavy as love, loss, failure, acceptance, depression, and happiness. You get to follow the family through their hardships and you truly feel like you are a part of their lives.
The cast is amazing. Honestly, I love everyone. But as soon as you get hooked on a certain character’s story line, the next episode is about a completely different one that you get to fall in love with.
I heard about this show as I follow Mandy Moore on Instagram and had been meaning to watch it once they had a couple episodes out so that I could do a bit of binging to determine if I really liked it or not.
It has quickly become one of my favourite shows.
As I got rid of my cable, it is also available to watch on Hulu, so do not worry if you are like me and don’t have access to a TV. You can join Hulu for only $7.99/month!
The final episode of the first season aired this week and left all its viewers in a complete whirlwind of emotions and guesses, which is the format of every successful television show.
This Is Us is special. It teaches us that it’s okay to feel. It teaches us that sometimes we do need to let our emotions out, as we’re so used to swallowing them down to get through the day, or week, or month. It teaches us that family and friends are so important. It teaches us that we’re all human and we all have our problems. We need to quit judging everyone and their lives. We all have our demons that we’re facing and struggling with every day and it’s not fair to claim if your problems are bigger than others. It teaches us to take a step back from our every day lives and remember what’s important, as Randall reminded me near the end.
It’s inspiring. It makes you weak – but in a good way. It is important.
Well done, NBC. Well done to the cast, to the writers, to the producers, to the director. To everyone involved. Thank you for bringing this into our lives. We needed this.
How do you feel about This Is Us? Were you surprised at the end?? Comment below or write me on Twitter -@knackeredchaos!