Critic Consensus: Featuring full-tilt heartstring-tugging family drama, This Is Us will provide a suitable surrogate for those who have felt a void in their lives since Parenthood went off the air.
This Is Us: Season 1 Videos
This Is Us: Season 1 Photos
Tv Season Info
as 8 Year Old Randall
News & Interviews for This Is Us: Season 1
It's that juxtaposition of ups and downs-those contrasting emotions-that makes this such a gripping show.
It's not often that my opinion of a series bounces around a lot as I watch the pilot and with this one, it definitely did-and that's a good thing, a very good thing.
A piece of television-interrupted by commercial breaks, no less-that actually succeeds in eliciting a good, old-fashioned catharsis-cry.
What starts as a well-made and sticky network drama becomes a stealth stink bomb, steadily emitting toxic fumes, until its stench -- rotten cheesy, fetid corny -- is overpowering.
The acting is top-notch, especially guest star Gerald McRaney as everyone's dream doctor, but is there enough of a network audience to keep such an effort on the air? "Parenthood" survived - but just barely.
Audience Reviews for This Is Us: Season 1
Discuss This Is Us on our TV talk forum!