For this post I decided to write about the show This Is Us because I want anyone who doesn’t already watch it to start it. NOW!!
If you don’t know what this show is about, don’t worry i’ll tell you : ) It explains the life story of an ordinary family, showing them as they grow up and flashing back and forth from their past to the present so you can put their life story together piece by piece. Each episode explains a certain event or part of their life, so you are given more and more information as you keep watching.
My entire family started it when it came out and we were all hooked immediately. I was hesitant to start it at first because it seemed like one of those stereotypical ‘mom shows’ that would put me to sleep. I was completely wrong.
It is probably the best show I have ever watched. It is so well written and realistic, and because it’s about a normal family, it’s easy to relate to. There have only been a few seasons, but I am already so emotionally attached to all of the characters (I cry almost every episode) and I clear my schedule to watch it every week.
I love the way the writers set it up because it’s unlike any show i’ve watched. Instead of starting from the beginning and explaining the family’s life as it goes on like a typical show would do, the parts of their lives are intentionally scattered so that we are left wondering why a certain character did something or how something happened. It is so unpredictable and full of twists you would never think of. I hate watching shows or movies where you know exactly what is going to happen at the end. With This Is Us, I always think I know what’s going to happen next but I’m always wrong. The actors are AMAZING and they make it feel like they are a part of my own family. They are so easy to connect to and relate to, which makes the show 10 times better.
If anyone reading this hasn’t watched this show yet, I HIGHLY recommend it because it will change your life and make you want to appreciate all the people you have and live your life to the fullest. I can’t imagine someone watching this show and not liking it. Anyways, sorry for the rant, but I hope those of you who don’t watch it start it!! And I hope you guys are reading this on Thursday and not Wednesday- snow day tomorrow: )