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 ...
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Did You Know?
In Season 1 of This Is Us
(2016), Chris Sullivan hides the show's People's Choice Award in scenes at Randall's house. As seen on The IMDb Show
(2017). See more
The series depicts Randall having relatively quick access of travel between his home in New Jersey and Philadelphia. While New Jersey and Philadelphia do border each other, Randall is shown to be living in the northern New Jersey town of Alpine, under normal circumstances, at least a two hour car drive to Philadelphia. See more