This is Us (may contain spoilers)

Discussion in 'More TV Talk...what else is on?' started by katmouse, Sep 27, 2016.

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  1. katmouse

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    NBC re-ran show on Sat and I saw it today.

    I really like the show. It's been a long time since I've seen a show like this. It reminds me
    of shows I used to watch, like St Elsewhere.

    I like Kevin. He didn't like the idea he had to keep taking his shirt off to do scenes in the TV
    show he was on. I know how much we like seeing men without their shirts, but actors need
    to start letting producers and others know if they don't want to do this.
     
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    The actor playing Kevin just left Y&R (he played Adam Newman) and he was also Fox Crane on Passions.

    I liked how they wove the stories together to look like it was all happening in present time, until the end. Had Heather (on our board) not said what she thought was going on, I'd have been surprised by the twist at the end.

    I saw Mandy Moore (the actress playing the mother of the babies) on the Today show this morning. She said there was another little twist at the end of tonight's episode.
     
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    I like twists, specially when I don't figure it out first.
     
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    I loved the show, and have recommended it to a few friends up here. That twist last week was a humdinger. Looking forward to the show tonight.
     
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    The twist for me was the 3rd baby's identity. I had kind of figured out the parents/kids bit based on spoilers and the promos.

    It's hard for me to watch Mandy Moore without picturing Rapunzel. She played Rapunzel in Disney's Tangled and will be reprising her role in a new series in 2017 on Disney Channel. They were fortunate to get all the movie actors to return including Zachary Levi.
     
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    In the previews when they showed the twins wearing the "the big three" onsies, with the briefest flash of what looked like maybe a third bassinet, I thought maybe there was a mistake and the third baby hadn't died after all. I was surprised, too, to see who the third baby was.
     
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    I was surprised at the third baby too. I thought it was great. I actually watched it twice. I watch Marvel so I recorded "This Is Us" just to check it out. Wasn't sure if I'd watch but I loved it! Got my daughter to catch it on Netflix or Hulu wherever it was but she hasn't finished it yet! Grandson keeps interrupting. I think it should be really good.
     
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    SPOILER for tonight's episode.

    I had a feeling the dad (or both parents) was dead in present day. Last week, when Kate and Kevin were talking, one of them said "what did dad always say?", not "what does dad always say?"
     
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    When the kids said the grandparents were at the door, the mother was there, but not the dad...different man......
     
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    Yes, I saw that. The dad is apparently dead in present day.

    I'm guessing he's dead because the mom is still wearing the moon necklace. I figured if they were divorced, she wouldn't still be wearing the necklace.
     
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    I also wondered if maybe he is there with them and we just didn't see him yet? I know I'm reaching here lol.
     
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    I was reading an article about This Is Us and I didn't realize the man at the end (with the grandma) was the dad's best friend, Miguel, in the flashbacks. (the guy Jack was drinking with at the bar)
     
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    I guess the only surprise for me was Miguel. I knew the kids were the twins and the baby left at the station. The clothes were very retro. Wonder if the Dad died in a drunk driving accident? Agree he must have died because she is wearing the necklace.

    Days could take a lesson in writing.
     
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    Am sure we will find out about how dad died. This episode had him promising to quit. Many times, those who abuse alcohol wind up with a liver problem, but he could have had a heart attack, accident...the kids did not seem upset or angry at their deceased father...so, wait and see.
     
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    You and me both.
     
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    I wasn't surprised to see who mom was with. I'm glad the actors are playing the parts get to
    play them when the characters are older. The actor playing Miguel was on Castle.

    I finally finally figured out why Kev and Kate don't see Randall since he's on the east coast.
    It's going to be interesting to see what happens next.

    I love the kids saying about the Big Three

    This week, show on earlier. Maybe it's regular time slot.
     
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    They reran last week's show last night. Not sure why, but guess trying out time slots or seeing where it fits best??
     
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    Tues night isn't a good night against CBS shows. I think it was in the top
    25 the first week.
     
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    These days, seems like shows get moved all over the schedule. Hard to keep up with them.
     
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    I feel like I need to watch each episode twice in order to fully understand what is going on. I missed the part about Miguel being shown back in 1980. Based on the Twitter comments I was reading, it seemed I wasn't the only one. This is how Scandal was back in seasons 1 and 2 as well. So much going on, blink and you miss something.
     
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