October 16, 2020 at 8:34 am #1203782158
I’m always in the mood for Jermel Nakia. It’s lovely to see him in the trailer. Nobody knows who he is, which is a shame because he should be a 2x Emmy nominee in Guest Actor for this show.
He was better and had a better episode than Cephas Jones in 2018.October 20, 2020 at 10:45 am #1203791409October 23, 2020 at 8:26 am #1203798250
Sweet, but I kinda wish Kate got mad.October 27, 2020 at 9:37 am #1203805316
Episode Title: “Forty” (Parts 1 & 2)
Synopsis: The Pearsons gather to celebrate their 40th birthday, while musing about the day they were born.
Discuss.October 27, 2020 at 9:05 pm #1203807001
That ending!!! They’ve done it again. My jaw dropped. Fantastic season premiere! The tricky quarantine/protests tone was handled beautifully, and far better than I expected. Sterling K. Brown really carried these episodes on his shoulders. I can’t wait to see where things go next, b/c the anvil will drop very soon.October 28, 2020 at 8:52 am #1203807603
Felt like a “Jon Snow’ moment haha. Marvelous return, the second part of the premiere (a.k.a episode 2) was stronger. The script was great and I honestly think it’s already a good candidate for a Writing submission. They really gave all the actors good material to work with. Justin Hartley is a solidified lead, and with potential storylines coming up, he has undoubtedly overtaken Milo’s prominence in the show. Sterling K. Brown continues to show us why he’s so respected, acclaimed and always nominated. He had some heavy stuff to work with and he, unsurprisingly, murdered it… duh! I liked the scene with Malik and Randall but I wish we had a moment with Randall and Malik’s dad instead. Chrissy Metz was magnificent as always.
Every main character had one or two stand-out moments. Miguel, I feel, will be more prominent this season than he’s ever been. For the first time ever, we saw him and Rebecca kiss and confess their love to each other, which was delightful. I loved Rebecca’s monologue at the hospital and Milo’s performance at the chapel, probably my favorite scene of the episode(s). Beth is always a mood and I hope she has an actual arc this season unlike the last where she was mainly in the background.
And as I said above, Jermel Nakia doesn’t get enough credit. Hopefully he finally lands a Guest nod. This was his strongest episode since season 1’s “Memphis”. I guess Pamela Adlon won’t be returning anymore?
Besides the script and the performances, the editing was the best thing about this episode. Remarkable as always.
So… is Kevin and Madison a thing now? when did they fall in love?October 28, 2020 at 10:24 am #1203807759
Both were A+ episodes but I amvery intrigued by the ending of the second one tbh. Seems a bit been there done that giving Randall another birth parent to meet (and god I hope not lose) but this one is more troubled than his dad was so this could be interesting.October 29, 2020 at 3:04 pm #1203809934
Really great two-parter, as a UK fan of the show, i’m thrilled that we’re getting this season weekly this time around. I usually end up waiting for the season to finish then binge it when it comes out on Amazon Prime.
I briefly saw a comment above mentioning the ending, so before the episode started I was expecting something but the show kept me so engaged I forgot about it and then when the ending hits… Damn. This show gets me every time.
Like other people have mentioned, love how they’ve handled the protests and quarantine. Really can’t wait to see how this season goes and I wish we had more Pamela Adlon in everything but if this is the final appearance of her character, i’m glad they gave her some kind of ending as opposed to just having Randall find another therapist off-screen.October 30, 2020 at 12:12 am #1203810803
Stunning premiere. Voters are snobs and they abandoned this show while it’s still at the top of its game.
How it never got directing/writing nominations is beyond me.
The scene outside the cabin between Randall and Kate was amazing.
Put Milo in supporting and please nominate all the cast.October 31, 2020 at 11:54 am #1203813238
Milo Ventimiglia already has a great submission in episode 2.October 31, 2020 at 4:16 pm #1203813771
Milo runner up as performer of the week for TV LineNovember 9, 2020 at 1:04 am #1203824122
‘This Is Us’ Premiere Scores Big 3-Day Ratings Lift
The season premiere of This Is Us put up a larger three-day ratings gains than any show so far this season — continuing the show’s historical pattern of big boosts after its first airing.
The two-hour premiere on Oct. 27 added 0.9 points to its initial adults 18-49 rating over three days, growing to a 2.31 in the key ad demographic.
This Is Us also sits in fifth in total viewers after growing by 3.24 million people to 10.56 million. Both that gain and the 18-49 bump are the largest three-day boosts for any primetime show in the 2020-21 season so far.
Still a ratings hit in it’s fifth season. Lovely!
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