This Is Us (NBC)

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    Absolutely amazing show tonight... I'm gutted....
     
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    Oh man... that was a gut-punch... and I'm not sure I liked it.
     
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    But, in some form or fashion, can’t we all relate to what Kevin is going thru?
    Whether it’s some level of dysfunction with your dad... or, having a dream squashed by an unexpected tragedy/life event... or simply the feeling of never being “good enough” and never “measuring up”...
    And speaking from personal experience - and I obviously know I’m not alone - haven’t many of us taken dangerous and irresponsible paths to escape the condemnation and feelings of failure? Alcohol... drugs... and inability to maturely commit to relationships. Yea... I can relate... And yea, not sure I liked it either... but as usual with this show, I was riveted...
     
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    I'm not talking about the majority of the episode. I'm talking about that last beat, which destroyed a story-line only two episodes in the making. Felt manipulative.
     
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    Haven't seen this show because it seems like they have something really sad each week. There's enough sadness in the real world that I don't need to watch made up sadness.
     
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    it's got a boatload of both sad and sweet... both really grounded. It tugs on the heartstrings, but not always sad.
     
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    Oh. Gotcha... And I agree... bordering on a bit maudlin...
     
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    I wouldn't go so far as to say there is too much "sadness" in the show at all... IMHO, they do a masterful job at touching on a broad spectrum of emotions that many of us, knowingly/intentionally or not, have kept buried. Most of the issues tend to be relational issues - Father/Kids, Husband/Wife, Siblings... mixed with very real individual/personal battles that for certain affect the majority of humanity.
    Just a tremendously well written, perfected cast and extremely tightly produced show.
     
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    I get that 82. I'm just saying I have enough of it in real life that I don't need to watch it on tv. The wife & I mainly watch comedies or documentaries. I also like action but the wife not so much. This show is on right after The Voice & we immediately change it.
     
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    Oh - I get that too... It's certainly not for everyone and like most shows, depending upon where you are in life, it will resonate or not... This show hits me in all the ways I didn't expect to be hit. And I NEVER even watch network TV...so I guess there is a bit of being pleasantly surprised that is part of my connection to the show as well...
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    I understand that. I do that too. This show changed my modus operandi. It’s that good.
     
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    and it's not maudlin... it touches heartstrings in a lot of good ways too. feel like it follows the motto "the sweet's never as sweet without the sour."
     
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    January opener was absolutely, completely outstanding.... perhaps the very best yet. The way they blended the counselling session, the bar scene and the camping trip, all in a one hour show, was simply awesome. We finally got to see a little more of Miguel, Rebecca's current husband.

    How this didn't win every single friggin' Golden Globe award is beyond me. For me, not only is this the best show on TV, it may well be the best show in many years.

    Cheese..... What say you? ;)
     
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    those jerks got me teary-eyed again!

    I can't say it was robbed for Emmy's because what I saw of Handmaid's Tale was pretty damn great (all two episodes of it... felt a little too prescient in today's Trump-led world to watch anymore) and there are a couple more shows that I was also blown away by this year.

    But it's a spectacular show. Acting, writing, directing. And even more impressive for doing it on network TV.
     
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    Got home from work Tuesday all amped up to curl up on the coach with my wife and get into our This Is Us zone... Turn on the TV and 5 mins into the show, BAMM! We hear this loud "Pop!" noise and the screen goes blank! Only sound, no video... My 6 year old 65" Samsung Plasma is dead!!!
    Anyway, we watched it on our iPad last night via the NBC app. And yes, it was yet another AMAZING show! Truly, one of the best all-around productions I have ever seen...
     

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