September 26, 2017 at 2:29 pm #1202224210
SEASON 2 PREMIERE TONIGHT!
Episode Title: “A Father’s Advice”
Synopsis: Randall and Beth debate a big life change; Kate takes the first step in pursuing a new passion; Kevin balances the demands of his career and relationship; Jack and Rebecca deal with the fallout from their big fight.
Discuss.September 26, 2017 at 2:45 pm #1202224223
Eh I guess I’ll keep watching, I hope they’ve toned down the melodrama.September 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm #1202224247
Eh I guess I’ll keep watching, I hope they’ve toned down the melodrama.
And the lazy plot conivenences where everybody forgives people who don’t deserve it (William at the club in Memphis, Kevin throughout the entire freaking season) where that pissed me off a lot last season. There are lot of ways this could get even worse, but I still am hopeful.
Tell me, if the show doesn’t actually reveal how Jack died by the end of the season again, would that be enough for you to finally quit it? Just curious.September 26, 2017 at 3:10 pm #1202224283
Tell me, if the show doesn’t actually reveal how Jack died by the end of the season again, would that be enough for you to finally quit it? Just curious.
I really think we need to know even earlier than the season finale. That alone won’t make me quit it if the rest of the show is good, and there were a few episodes from season 1 that I really liked, but of they’re going to try and delay that reveal past this season, then I don’t have much hope for what they’ll do with the rest of the show.September 26, 2017 at 4:38 pm #1202224334
I am hoping that Jimmi Simpson returns this season. His role was very small in season 1 but he would’ve been a better nominee than O’Hare or Henry.September 26, 2017 at 6:52 pm #1202224452
Not bad…….September 26, 2017 at 7:08 pm #1202224467
The premiere was not that good, but definitely not as bad as some episodes of the show has been. I like the stuff with Randall and Beth, and Jack and Rebecca’s scenes are usually good but not that great tonight. They really only work when they’re in scenes together. I can’t stand anything with Kate, Kevin or Toby, they’re all so annoying. It also seems like they’re going to be forcing Ron Cephas Jones into this season, but I don’t think it’s going to work well. I guess they feel like they have to find some way to keep him around since his performance was so popular.September 26, 2017 at 10:43 pm #1202224568
Kate was annoying and in the wrong, her scenes amplified the worst characteristics of her character, but this was a good performance from Metz.
Metz was upstaged by Watson, with her best performance yet. If this maintains support at the Emmys Watson would be a better nominee than Metz and a possible contender.
Watson also upstaged Brown.
Good performance from Brown.
The episode as a whole was very mediocre and annoying.
My grade: C+
MVP: Susan Kelechi WatsonSeptember 27, 2017 at 9:54 am #1202224847
This show might as well rip my heart out this week. If that is how he died, I’m gonna be a mess. Then again, anyway he dies I’m going to be a mess. Anyways, the rest of the episode was good too. Kevin oddly was the standout to me this week. My grade: B+September 27, 2017 at 9:58 am #1202224853
I was really bored with the premier and it continues to provide us with a plethora of awkward cringe worthy scenes. My biggest question continues to be: How does Kevin still get acting jobs after the reprehensible way he has behaved on his sitcom and on broadway? This season should have started with him on a celebrity reality show. Also, Justin Hartley just stands out more and more as the weakest actor on the show.
Milo and Mandy had some dramatic scenes this week but while they did the job, there was nothing outstanding about them. Mandy’s final moment looked more like a choreographed generic moment than anything organic and creative.September 27, 2017 at 10:50 am #1202224965
I thought that the season premiere was fine. I figured with Dan Fogelman writing this episode, something big was about to go down, and sure enough, that’s exactly what happened. I made it clear last season how much I hated “Moonshadow” and thought it was terribly coy of the show to tease the audience with resolution to Jack’s death and not deliver. Getting some type of detailing there in the last scene was certainly a start (if that’s a clue, but since it’s their home, I’m assuming it is one; such a standout scene for Mandy Moore!). Can’t wait to see how this all develops moving forward. The rest of the storylines had their moments. William’s narration was soooo heavy-handed and unnecessary, but I do like that they’re still able to use Ron Cephas Jones in any capacity. Kate’s scenes were okay. Not all that interesting to have her pursue a fledgling singing career, but whatever. I was more curious about the push and pull between Toby and Kevin on who is Kate’s “person” (very “Grey’s Anatomy” of them). Randall and Beth’s scenes were the best acted of the premiere. I’m so glad Sterling K. Brown won that damn Emmy. He just is Randall in his bones so effortlessly and thoroughly. It’s something to see week after week. Susan Kelechi Watson doesn’t usually impress me, but Beth’s reluctance to the adoption came through very well. Pretty contrived to not want a newborn child to that degree only to then decide to tackle an even greater challenge of taking in an older, troubled teenager no one wants. It seems more sustainable for them to be foster parents, which is something we never get to see play out for the great need that it is. Glad to see the show back finally and not wasting any time moving things along!September 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm #1202225073
Cringeworthy episode for the most part. I find the guitar-y music in every fucking scene annoying as hell. Great performances by the teenage big three. I believe that Emmy winner, Brown was upstaged by all his castmates. Justin Hartley was surprising the #2 best performer in the episode and Susan Kelechi Watson acted circles around everyone else. I really felt her performance even when the writing failed her (and everyone else)
MVP: Susan Kelechi Watson
Grade: D-September 28, 2017 at 7:09 am #1202225598
I worry that this show is buying too much into its “gonna make you cry” identity and becoming maudlin. And I just find Kevin a very annoying character. He should never have been employed as an actor again after his shockingly unprofessional behavior (on multiple occasions) in the first season, and the fact that he keeps hijacking Kate and Toby’s big moments (and that no one but Toby sees how that’s a problem) is getting old.
I really keep watching for the Jack & Rebecca scenes, which are very accomplished television drama. I did think Metz was good in her audition scene and I was glad to see her find some self-confidence even in rejection. As to whether Randall and Beth adopt a baby, a teenager, or a water buffalo–I don’t care.September 28, 2017 at 12:24 pm #1202225861
The whole “the show is gonna make you cry” thing is already getting really annoying
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.
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