This Is Us

This Is Us

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2017
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Centered on characters who share the same birthday, the story follows several decades in the lives of Jack and Rebecca Pearson. As the plot unfolds, it traverses numerous timelines, and intertwines the stories of people whose lives connect in unexpected ways. Filled with memorable performances from its acclaimed cast, it is a smart, poignant dramedy.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, 2017
Branch Call Number: THI
Characteristics: 5 dvds (775 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm
Alternative Title: This is us (Television program)

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Starpaws
Jun 05, 2018

If you love schmaltz and soap opera level drama, this is the show for you. Like a cross between someone's fantasy of how good people treat each other combined with those super sad "hard" moments, this is schmaltzy drama on steroids. Love the cast but you'll never sell me on the notion that someone past obese is "body positive" about it, no matter how PC people get.

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Jodi13
Apr 02, 2018

I enjoy the way the timeline keeps going back and forth and how it all ties together. And to see why (from the past scenes) characters are acting the way they are now.

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tomdance
Mar 25, 2018

Manipulative and unbelievable. Hyperactive plot.

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feralranger
Feb 05, 2018

This was an entertaining series that starts out about a young couple and you find out soon enough that it is also about their adult children and their separate life experiences. It moves back and forth in time with the greatest of ease. The writing is good, the soundtrack is good, there are two professional singers in the cast (Chrissy Metz and Mandy Moore) and it was fun to hear them sing. It is fun to see the adult children as their child selves and see the family back story played out. I also appreciate that it isn't mean spirited and takes on issues of racism, sexism, obesity without a laugh track. I recommend it for anyone who likes human interest stories and family dramas.
I look forward to a second season.

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maipenrai
Oct 21, 2017

It is rare these days to find such good writing on the "regular networks". Wonderful series. Wonderful acting. It is not a surprise that Ken Olin is involved since "Thirty Something" was a great ensemble series many years ago. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

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LauraSteinert
Oct 15, 2017

Wonderful acting and directing. Excellent drama. Not a tear jerker as I was told, but very interesting stories. This feels more real than anything I've seen in years. Real problems and real life for all but one of the main characters. People dealing with pain and family dysfunction in surprisingly healthy ways. Not a series for reality show junkies. (Sort of an anti-"Parenthood" series [2010-2015] where all the actors screamed all the time and reveled in their misery.)

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margarita89
Sep 29, 2017

Nothing else like it in cable or television. It's commonly directed by Ken Olin who brought us all those great shows in the 80's that were always being cancelled because they were too ahead of their time. Well, now he's finally found us one, RIGHT on time! The ensemble is fantastic, the writing is so right on that it's sometimes scary to watch (yet you can't look away!) And I already bragged about Ken but I will add that I think the combination of the producing with Dan Fogelman is certainly a Huge welcome comfort! And I just read the other comment for this show. I guess if you prefer fluff over substance then yes, you should Not watch this show. But if you're sick of watching reality t.v., canned comedies and overstuffed super heroes than you've come to the right place.

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Miller1114
Sep 22, 2017

America must be desperate for an original television series because this was Meh. If the show did not go back and forth with the timeline and characters this would be an ordinary show. I wasn't impressed.

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margarita89
Sep 29, 2017

margarita89 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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margarita89
Sep 29, 2017

The tale of one family, the Donaldson's from their inception to their off heartbreaking terminations, however that may be. Adult language and sexual situations, for mature audience and adults.

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