This Is Us sure did our supply of Kleenex disappear as a puff of smoke. But the series never left us with a nagging feeling of emptiness. After having seen the pilot we didn’t want to grab a bottle of whiskey, the only thing we craved was more.
This Is Us is both set in the past as present times and provides insight into the lives of the Pearson family members. The storyline is built around four characters who happen to share the same birthday. First there’s Jack Pearson, a father-to-be married to Rebecca who’s pregnant with triplets. Secondly there’s Kevin, an actor who appears most of the time shirtless on his sitcom. Next is Kate, a woman struggling with serious weight problems. And last but not least there’s Randall, the married Weather Trader who just found his biological father.