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(Deadline)   This is Us creators discuss the season one finale, what's ahead for season two, and the Jack and Rebecca dichotomy [WARNING: SPOILERS]   ( deadline.com) divider line
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2017-03-15 10:34:46 AM  
So that's a family show? Wife watches and I just play on Fark but it seems like a very depressing show. If I want that I can go read the politics tab.
 
2017-03-15 12:27:27 PM  
I can believe almost everything except the idea they're still driving that Grand Wagoneer in 1996.
 
2017-03-15 01:33:00 PM  
Quick review from me...

I only know of the show because they did some sort of "first bunch of episodes" on USA Network, a few weeks ago.  Having nothing else to watch, we watched the first few episodes.

The very first one was cool.  I loved how it all tied up at the end and I said, "Oh, I see...  It's the 3 of them, and 2 different timelines.  And this is the day they were actually born."

From the 1st 3 episodes I could tell that the show is supremely well written, and acted.  The characters are perfect.  The stories are compelling.
But that's all I have to say that is good.

It is also over-the-top slow and dramatic.  The decisions made by the characters are questionable.  And they spend WAY too much time showing heart-wrenching moments with slow acoustic guitar playing.
It's a mood-setter, for sure...

If that's your sort of show, you will love it.  But for me...  It's not my kind of show.
 
2017-03-15 01:35:04 PM  

edmo: So that's a family show? Wife watches and I just play on Fark but it seems like a very depressing show. If I want that I can go read the politics tab.


My wife loves those shows about family members constantly being confrontational to eachother.  Real life family is stressful enough.  Why would I want to watch that?
 
2017-03-15 01:49:00 PM  
IMHO, that show looks like an overly emotional schmaltz fest.
 
2017-03-15 01:51:56 PM  

durbnpoisn: From the 1st 3 episodes I could tell that the show is supremely well written, and acted. The characters are perfect. The stories are compelling.
But that's all I have to say that is good.

It is also over-the-top slow and dramatic. The decisions made by the characters are questionable. And they spend WAY too much time showing heart-wrenching moments with slow acoustic guitar playing.
It's a mood-setter, for sure...


I think that contradicts the well-written and perfect characters you mentioned previously.

This is one of those shows that the wife has on and I'm usually in the room.  From what I've seen, it's an ok show.  I don't think it's written particularly well at all, and the performances are hit or miss.  It's like they get in the writer's room and ask, "what kind of emotional bomb can we drop on the audience this week?"  Then they come up with some convoluted or half-assed way to do it.
 
2017-03-15 02:21:12 PM  
What I've seemed to notice about the show is that women almost universally love it and men are aware of it, but non-committal at best.  I've watched parts of episodes and thought "eh, not the worst thing I've ever seen, but it's not must see".  Whereas my wife and her friends watch it religiously and then discuss it ad nauseam for the next weeks episode.
 
2017-03-15 02:45:34 PM  
All I know about this show is people cry buckets by the end of the episode and that I should invest in tissue futures.
 
2017-03-15 02:55:58 PM  
I love that this "family drama" is happening in parallel to The Americans, which just had the greats "birds & bees" talk in the history of TV during last night's episode: "We don't care if you have sex - just don't let it slip that we're KGB agents during pillow talk."
 
2017-03-15 02:58:40 PM  

chevydeuce: What I've seemed to notice about the show is that women almost universally love it and men are aware of it, but non-committal at best.  I've watched parts of episodes and thought "eh, not the worst thing I've ever seen, but it's not must see".  Whereas my wife and her friends watch it religiously and then discuss it ad nauseam for the next weeks episode.


Really? My husband loves that kind of shiat. Whenever I walk into the room he's watching some dreadful Hallmark gag inducing crap. I would rather watch Die Hard for the gazillionth time.
 
2017-03-15 03:10:38 PM  

The_Sponge: IMHO, that show looks like an overly emotional schmaltz fest.


It pratically flashes a "CRY NOW DAMMIT" sign onscreen at certain points.
 
2017-03-15 03:47:30 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: All I know about this show is people cry buckets by the end of the episode and that I should invest in tissue futures.


Yeah -- it's really weird.  I am pretty much a crier at most things...so yeah...I'm all about the inexplicable Ugly Cry with each episode.  I mean...it's not like they have a dog dying or something each episode...but somehow, they manage to go right for the tear ducts each episode.

Except for last night:  I was somewhat underwhelmed -- Two weeks ago, I was a sobbing mass of goo two weeks ago (Won't go into what happened...but for those who watch it -- you KNOW why that was a sob fest.)....last week, which kinda followed up the previous week, definitely tear worthy.  Last night.  Meh....

But last night....was really expecting a lot more....and, while there was a damned good, realistic marital fight/aftermath....it was pretty 'meh' on the Sob scale.
 
2017-03-15 04:19:58 PM  

BeatrixK: OtherLittleGuy: All I know about this show is people cry buckets by the end of the episode and that I should invest in tissue futures.

Yeah -- it's really weird.  I am pretty much a crier at most things...so yeah...I'm all about the inexplicable Ugly Cry with each episode.  I mean...it's not like they have a dog dying or something each episode...but somehow, they manage to go right for the tear ducts each episode.

Except for last night:  I was somewhat underwhelmed -- Two weeks ago, I was a sobbing mass of goo two weeks ago (Won't go into what happened...but for those who watch it -- you KNOW why that was a sob fest.)....last week, which kinda followed up the previous week, definitely tear worthy.  Last night.  Meh....

But last night....was really expecting a lot more....and, while there was a damned good, realistic marital fight/aftermath....it was pretty 'meh' on the Sob scale.


Two weeks ago I ugly cried. Last night was a let down....


*SPOILERALERT*


they teased the "big reveal" but left us hanging.
 
2017-03-15 05:00:14 PM  

BeatrixK: OtherLittleGuy: All I know about this show is people cry buckets by the end of the episode and that I should invest in tissue futures.

Yeah -- it's really weird.  I am pretty much a crier at most things...so yeah...I'm all about the inexplicable Ugly Cry with each episode.  I mean...it's not like they have a dog dying or something each episode...but somehow, they manage to go right for the tear ducts each episode.

Except for last night:  I was somewhat underwhelmed -- Two weeks ago, I was a sobbing mass of goo two weeks ago (Won't go into what happened...but for those who watch it -- you KNOW why that was a sob fest.)....last week, which kinda followed up the previous week, definitely tear worthy.  Last night.  Meh....

But last night....was really expecting a lot more....and, while there was a damned good, realistic marital fight/aftermath....it was pretty 'meh' on the Sob scale.


You sound sorta like my wife, right before we watched Manchester By the Sea.  She was like, "This is going to make me cry, and I'm looking forward to that!"  (paraphrasing)

Then after it was done - after the saddest part of the film - she was disappointed.  It just wasn't as sad as she'd expected.
 
2017-03-15 05:08:26 PM  

durbnpoisn: It just wasn't as sad as she'd expected.


Damn, I'm not sure what she was expecting if that film wasn't sad enough.
 
2017-03-15 05:15:02 PM  
All I know about this show is that it features a heavyset woman who pissed off MRAs for some reason.  So it can stay on the air.
 
2017-03-15 06:04:45 PM  
It's an ok show and I liked some of the story lines, but at times it's downright monotonous.  I didn't realize that ep they talked about in the article was the season finale, it didn't feel like one.  It felt like a filler episode.  And I guess I'm one of the weird ones because I didn't need tissues for any of the eps.

It's a solid series, but one I could never re-watch.  I'll keep watching next season, but it's not one of those shows I'll be bummed about if it goes off the air.
 
2017-03-16 02:07:07 PM  
I watch this show regularly and have seen every episode and while I enjoy it...Damn are these people full of themselves. Like they have the next Sopranos/Breaking Bad/ER drama rolled into one. It's....OK. Decent. But they spend way too much time on the fat chick being fat, the Manny not wanting to be the Manny, etc.   It's the same storyline with enough twists to keep you interested, and a story pool of 20 characters to keep it going, but they (the producers, writers, NBC, whomever) are really full of themselves
 
2017-03-16 02:38:59 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: durbnpoisn: It just wasn't as sad as she'd expected.

Damn, I'm not sure what she was expecting if that film wasn't sad enough.


Pffft...  I thought Forest Gump was more sad than that.

Yes, I cried when he gave Jenny's grave the note from their son.
 
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