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THIS IS US Review: “Number One”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 8 – This week is about Kevin, the first character centric episode focused of the big three.

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THIS IS US Review: “The Most Disappointed Man”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 7 – The judicial system is front and center in this week’s episode of This Is Us.

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THIS IS US Review: “The 20’s”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 6 – It’s Halloween for the Pearsons and it’s about to be life-changing.

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THIS IS US Review: “Brothers”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 5 – The more Kevin needs to lean on Randall, the more the brothers’ relationship breaks apart.

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THIS IS US Review: “Still There”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 4 – This episode was nostalgic escapism at its finest. Nothing really happens in the episode. No major plot points. But it hooks you from the opening scene. Finally, welcome back “This Is Us”.

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THIS IS US Review: “Deja Vu”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 3 – Sylvester Stallone brings the emotions this week in This Is Us.

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THIS IS US Review: “A Manny-Splendored Thing”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 2 – While the Pearsons visit LA to watch Kevin’s return to “The Manny”, tension escalates between Kate and Rebecca.

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THIS IS US Review: A Fathers Advice

This is Us ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – It’s back! This is Us returns with the reveal we have all been waiting for. Get the tissues ready.

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THIS IS US Review: “Moonshadow”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 18 – This Is Us closes out its first season with a finale that can only be described as underwhelming.

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THIS IS US Review: “What Now?”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 17 – This Is Us goes back to its familiar formula of Randall shining and everyone else falling slightly flat of that.

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THIS IS US Review: “Memphis”

This is Us Excerpt Season 1, Episode 16 – This Is Us shines in an episode fully devoted to the William-Randall father-son relationship, and by the end, everyone is crying.

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This Is Us Review: “Jack Pearson’s Son”

This is Us Excerpt Season 1, Episode 15 – Finally, things get a little more high stakes on This Is Us as the Pearson clan has to make a bunch of choices, some good, some bad, some pretty dumb.

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THIS IS US Review: “I Call Marriage”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 14 – It was never a great writing choice to end every episode on an expectations-shifting cliffhanger of a plot twist, but at least there was something to look forward to during that time. Now, every episode is starting to feel a little sluggish.

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THIS IS US Review: “Three Sentences”

This is Us Excerpt Season 1, Episode 13 – This Is Us provides some sweet moments, but once again drowns in predictability and sap. It’s gotten to the point in the show where they seemed to have maybe run out of ideas. I say maybe because these storylines could be what the creators think are good ideas, but they feel like someone’s idea for a spec of the show.

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THIS IS US Review: “The Big Day”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 12 – This Is Us stays permanently in 1980 this week, which could be an interesting choice, but falls flat. When the format changed to include none of Jack and Rebecca’s kids, and a whole lot of winking at the audience, the show fell victim to the most self-indulgent side of the show.

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THIS IS US Review: “The Right Thing To Do”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 11 – In the midseason premiere, the Pearsons try to tug at our heartstrings and are mostly successful.

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THIS IS US Review: “Last Christmas”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – Another crazy twist drags down an otherwise lovely and sappy Christmas special of This Is Us.

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THIS IS US Review: “The Trip”

This is Us Excerpt Season 1, Episode 9 – A father son relationship anchors and otherwise chaotic episode of This Is Us.

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THIS IS US Review: “Pilgrim Rick”

This is Us Excerpt Season 1, Episode 8 – There are a few solid character moments in This Is Us‘s Thanksgiving episode, but it most feels like a sappy holiday special.

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THIS IS US Review: “The Best Washing Machine in the Whole World”

This is Us Excerpt Season 1, Episode 7 – After a few solid weeks, This Is Us falls a little flat, but still maintains some emotional integrity.

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THIS IS US Review: “Career Days”

This is Us Excerpt Season 1, Epsiode 6 – This Is Us finds its stride this week, providing geniuine moments for its characters.

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THIS IS US Review: “The Game Plan”

This is Us Excerpt Season 1, Episode 5 – Despite a few rocky points, “The Game Plan” shows why This Is Us works: it’s got a lot of heart.

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THIS IS US Review: “Pool”

This is Us Excerpt Season 1, Episode 4 – This Is Us, finally plays to its strengths, in an episode that places character and emotion as a priority.

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THIS IS US Review: “Kyle”

This is Us Excerpt Season 1, Episode 3 – This Is Us does away with all subtlety, which doesn’t bode well for its character driven stories.

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THIS IS US Review: “The Big Three”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – This week’s This is Us relies too much on a twist, but still has character driven moments that could save it.

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THIS IS US Review: “Pilot”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – Falling just on the right side of cheesy, This Is Us provides a human and emotional look into people’s lives.

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