October 9, 2019 at 3:53 pm #1203129963
This season is already so much better than the last. “Unhinged” was not better than the second installment of “The Pool”- that will be hard to top, but it was incredible in it’s own right. They’re setting up Kevin’s story really well this season, it’s the most interesting to me so far and what the hell was that AA meeting scene with Nicky and Cass LMFAO!?! That laugh was so contagious lol. Loved Kate’s new neighbor. Randall’s story is so far the weakest. Loved Miguel standing up for his bestie and basically loved everything involving the younger actors.
Next week Phylicia Rashad is back. Exciting!October 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm #1203131432
This Is Us is not playing around this season and proving why they have been nominated for Drama Series at the Emmys and deserves to be nominated for Drama Series in 2020.
I am soooo excited about the return of Phylicia Rashad next week.October 12, 2019 at 6:19 am #1203133142
Three episodes in a row NAILED.October 12, 2019 at 6:57 am #1203133173
This show is still sub-par and the dialogue and plot points are laughably bad. Listen to the dialogue next week and you’ll hear how amateurish it sounds. Seriously, no one in real life talks like these people do.October 14, 2019 at 3:40 pm #1203136678
This show is single-handedly ending unemployment in America.
Austin Abrams will recur on the NBC drama in a storyline set in the past.October 15, 2019 at 3:47 am #1203137183
Episode Title: “Flip a Coin”
Synopsis: Kevin reflects on his past. Rebecca visits Randall at college. Beth’s mom comes to visit. Kate and Toby share new experiences with Baby Jack.
Guest Star: Phylicia Rashad
Discuss.October 16, 2019 at 8:36 am #1203139393
Kevin got a great episode!!! His stuff was great…the rest I wasn’t feeling. Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of bringing a baby to music classes but he was super young so I agree with the neighbor. My grade: B+October 17, 2019 at 11:42 am #1203141410
What I like about this season is it’s consistency. No dud so far and it already has a better first half than season 3. Kevin continues to be the most engaging plot/ character so far and Justin has given the character so much gravitas over the course of the show.October 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm #1203141555
I’ll admit, I don’t watch this show, but I find it very interesting how GoldDerby has warmed towards it over time, as I recall the first season got some pretty nasty comments on here that the later ones don’t seem to get. I also remember several users hating Justin Hartley at first, while now many people love his performance and believe he’s been unfairly snubbed. I don’t know if it’s because the show’s gotten better or people have just softened on it, but either way it’s nice.October 17, 2019 at 8:34 pm #1203141977
Phylicia Rashad did not have as much screen time as she did in her episode last year, but she did what she could with this. Phylica will probably get nominated and win with a lesser performance compared to last year.October 17, 2019 at 10:11 pm #1203142060
I really didn’t like the third episode, but really liked this one. However:
-Phylicia Rashad was criminally underutilized.
-The Kate-Randall-Rebecca storyline post-Jack’s death had a warm dynamic that I haven’t seen replicated anywhere else. It might have been my favorite sequence so far this season. The ending scene with Kate and Rebecca was one of those times where this show’s cloying sentimentality really worked with the character development.
-Still not liking the Kevin/Cassidy storyline, their whole dynamic feels incredibly forced and I can’t help but think that a strictly Kevin/Nicky storyline would suffice. I hope that they end up doing something worthwhile with her character because it seems like a waste.
-The Kate/Toby storyline was okay. That last moment at the beach was really sweet but there hasn’t much nuance in examining Kate and Toby’s struggles parenting a blind child. I can’t help feeling that Sullivan and Metz have the capabilities to do a lot more with this concept but the script won’t let them.
-The Randall storylines have been annoying me as of late but I really enjoyed this one. Don’t have many criticisms besides the fact that Asante Blackk is truly being underutilized. They could have written that scene where he tells Randall about his daughter with so much more emotional content, and yet it fell pretty flat. I loved what he brought to the first episode but I need more, I know he has a scene-stealing performance in him but he hasn’t been given many opportunities in this show as of late.
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeOctober 18, 2019 at 11:42 am #1203142688
The next episode will be directed by none other than… Milo Ventimiglia so… uhm… that should be interesting…October 19, 2019 at 4:47 pm #1203144174
Really hoped that Phylicia Rashad would have had more to do than this, but I think she’s making multiple appearances this season. I’m enjoying Kevin’s arc so far. I like seeing contemplative and introspective Kevin, since that isn’t shown very often. Justin Hartley has been excellent so far this season. What would he have done if “The Manny” hadn’t changed his life forever? Love Griffin Dunne on here, as I’ve said many times prior. Not sure about Jennifer Morrison yet, as I’m not seeing the chemistry happening between these two characters. I want to see more of the struggles that Kate and Toby have to face raising Baby Jack. The young actress playing teenage Kate is still a standout. I buy into her character’s stasis post-Jack’s death readily, and subtly showing how depression can lead to overeating. Jack was her favorite person in the world. Interesting twist with teenage Kevin at the end! Why was I under the impression that Kevin and Sophie weren’t married until much later on, like late-20s? I hope Rebecca is pissed off just a little bit, but she won’t be.October 22, 2019 at 1:16 am #1203147184
Episode Title: “Storybook Love”
Synopsis: Rebecca hosts a dinner party. Kevin tries to support those around him. Randall faces concerns about how his family is adjusting to their new home.
Discuss.October 23, 2019 at 1:58 am #1203148555
“Storybook Love” was the best episode so far this season. I didn’t want it to end. Beautiful direction from Milo V. Fantastic performances by the entire ensemble, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson and Ron Cephas Jones in particular. Rebecca singing brought all the feels. The entire anxiety plot was done so well and I hope they continue exploring more of that this season. This show works best when focused on family and the intimate moments shared by members of this particular family, and less so when focused on external stuff like their workplace (Randall in particular) so I hope we continue getting more of these deep, intimate family moments.
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