This past weekend I sat down on Friday night and started watching This is Us. I’m sure you’ve heard of it by now. The award-winning NBC show is a tear-jerker every episode- or so I had heard… I just recently finished my 5-month relationship with Gilmore Girls and walked around emotionless and empty for a week and a half before I stumbled upon what became my new obsession (I’m just tad dramatic). I’ve spent the last year hearing people talk about This is Us and I let it roll off me because I’m not usually “into those types of shows”. You know, dramatic, tear-inducing, stories of pain and happiness… Yet, here I found myself sitting down on Friday to start the show.
“I’ll only watch the pilot”, I thought to myself.
Now, here I sit after a weekend that more ups and downs due to a television show because I’m now caught up to last week’s episode…yes, 24 episodes later and too much homework put off, I sit here rethinking so much about my life and the world around me.
I think that this show is meant to make us think about a lot. It strives to show how a family can always be there for each other through whatever ups and downs they have. Unlike sitcoms, it feels real. I believe that’s why it’s appealing to many of us. As if we didn’t have enough going on in our lives, we involve ourselves in the interworkings of the Pearson family and their extended family members and friends. It’s nice though, to take a break from our ever-exhausting lives to see how others handle everyday situations that we can find ourselves in.
Personally, it’s made me take a look at how I act, what I say, and handle my relationships…and that’s only in 3 days. I’ve never responded that way to a show and I believe that was NBC’s intention on the creation of this inspiring and loving show.
If you haven’t watched it yet, 10/10 recommend. But advice, don’t watch it the week you have a test or a bunch of homework due (currently learning this lesson..oops)!
Until next time, friends!