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This Is Us 

A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents.

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Series cast summary:
Milo Ventimiglia ...  Jack Pearson 54 episodes, 2016-2019
Mandy Moore ...  Rebecca Pearson / ... 54 episodes, 2016-2019
Sterling K. Brown ...  Randall Pearson 54 episodes, 2016-2019
Chrissy Metz ...  Kate Pearson 54 episodes, 2016-2019
Justin Hartley ...  Kevin Pearson 54 episodes, 2016-2019
Susan Kelechi Watson ...  Beth Pearson 54 episodes, 2016-2019
Chris Sullivan ...  Toby Damon 54 episodes, 2016-2019
Eris Baker ...  Tess Pearson / ... 49 episodes, 2016-2019
Faithe Herman ...  Annie Pearson / ... 49 episodes, 2016-2019
Jon Huertas ...  Miguel Rivas 47 episodes, 2016-2019
Mackenzie Hancsicsak ...  10 Year Old Kate / ... 46 episodes, 2016-2019
Parker Bates ...  10 Year Old Kevin / ... 46 episodes, 2016-2019
Hannah Zeile ...  17 Year Old Kate / ... 41 episodes, 2016-2019
Lonnie Chavis ...  10 Year Old Randall / ... 41 episodes, 2016-2019
Niles Fitch ...  17 Year Old Randall / ... 40 episodes, 2016-2019
Logan Shroyer ...  17 Year Old Kevin / ... 40 episodes, 2016-2019
Ron Cephas Jones ...  William Hill 40 episodes, 2016-2019
Lyric Ross ...  Déjà 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Alexandra Breckenridge ...  Sophie 24 episodes, 2017-2019
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Rebecca Pearson once had a difficult pregnancy with triplets. The resulting births occurred on the same day as her husband Jack Pearson's thirty-sixth birthday. The lives of Rebecca, Jack and their three offspring - Kevin, Kate and Randall - are presented at different points in time. The Rebecca and Jack stories generally take place during the early stage of their marriage, surrounding the birth of the three children, or at different phases of the children's upbringing, which was not always smooth sailing for any of the five. Separate stories concerning Kevin, Kate and Randall are also presented in their adult years, each who has his or her own baggage resulting from that upbringing: Kevin who was generally the neglected one because he had no outward issues; Kate who has always had weight issues; and Randall, the gifted one, being the visible outsider and being the "non-K" child. These stories may demonstrate the emotional ties that exist not only because of being family, but also ... Written by Huggo

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Family is forever (season 3) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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This Is Us See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Mandy Moore won her role after an audition suggested by writer Dan Fogelman, whom she knew from working on Tangled (2010). See more »

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Often Randal is referred to as Kevin's "little brother", however, it is later revealed that Randal was born before Kevin and Kate. See more »

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Innovative and Surprising
28 September 2016 | by drjgardnerSee all my reviews

This is a very inventive story line so I won't refer to it, except to say that both the first and second episodes have real surprises. Avoid reading any reviews with spoilers. It will dampen your joy as you figure things out.

The acting is excellent and the script is well written. This looks like a comedy but in fact it has some profoundly dramatic moments. I want to single out some of the actors who were terrific – Milo Ventimiglia (played Rocky Jr), Mandy Moore ("Tangled"), Ron Cephas Jones, Sterling K. Brown (Chris Darden in "OJ") and Susan Kelechi Watson ("Louie"). Gerald McRaney does a cameo in Episode 1 which may be some of his best work ever.

The disadvantage of a TV series like this is that it requires the audience to participate and fill in the gaps. Many people will not understand what's happening, so this is the type of series that is best viewed twice, or however long it takes you to get it.


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