This Is Us (2016)

TV Series – Currently in its third season after first airing in September 2016 – this show still has not lost momentum. After reading all the hype, I decided it was worth watching an episode to see what all the buzz was about. It didn’t take long for me to fall in LOVE with central characters Kevin, Kate and Randall – siblings of the same age and their parents, Jack and Rebecca. Told from shifting perspectives and from the present to the past, we see each one’s trajectory, and what lead them to be the person they are. As when the siblings were young, their stories intertwined with one another, it also does with them in adulthood. The show’s title – This Is Us couldn’t be more apropos, as it reflects characters or life situations we can relate to. The series touches on topics such as:  struggles with weight, fears, race relations, emotional trauma, death, marriage, alcohol and drug, abuse.

The show is definitely an emotional heavy hitter.  Nevertheless, sit down with a box of Kleenex, a chocolate bar, tea and enjoy the journey with this family.

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