Of course, with the turn of the season comes a new slew of shows. Now I’m super guilty for (foolishly) starting a new show right in the middle of the school term. I’ve gotten better…but still I feel the need to binge-watch the show in order to focus again on my work (I realize there is no logic to this system).
All I can say is This Is Us, This Is Us, This Is Us. It follows a number of individuals and their day-to-day lives, but throws in some plot twists to keep the storylines interesting and fresh. I’m a little bit late to the bandwagon, but at least I’m on the bandwagon right?
First thing’s first, Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia. Ever since I saw A Walk to Remember when I was in my teens, I’ve had the biggest girl crush on Moore. She is smart, funny, she can sing and is absolutely beautiful — what’s not to love? Even character Miguel tells Jack “she is the gold standard of wives”. I’ve found she just has a genuine sunshine-y vibe to her which is so contagious. About Ventimiglia, I’m gonna be honest but I never really liked him as Jess in Gilmore Girls (I realize I’m gonna get a lot of hate for this). My opinions on him have totally changed though, thanks to his dynamic with Moore and their kids on This Is Us.
It’s hard to discuss the show without giving anything away, as everything is interconnected after a HUGE plot twist in the Pilot episode. I’m gonna tell you right now, the plot twist leaves you in shock and wanting to rewind the program saying “What the heck just happened?!” I’m not kidding, the show leaves you amazed at the end of every episode. I could be the poster-child at the rate I’m raving about it (probably told around ten of my friends, but for good reason). Long story short, it’s pivotal because it addresses various aspects of life, even the really difficult areas, but lightens the discussion while getting you right in the feels. No lie, I don’t think I’ve made it through one episode without crying (allergies are really bad, people). I find that I feel less guilty about watching it, because it’s one of those shows that really gets you into a contemplative state. It dives into the complexity of the evolution of marriage and the way that one’s childhood affects them in later years. So what are you waiting for? Get. On. It. I can guarantee you’ll be hooked!!