This Is Us RECAP Episode 35: Will Deja Find a Safe Place to Land?

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Soooo interesting that the This is Us showrunners decided to lavish the next-to-last episode of the season on Deja's story. They really do mix it up; some episodes advance the stories of many characters, and some give depth and background to just one or two characters. This hour was devoted to Deja, … [Read more...]

This Is Us RECAP Episode 34: Vegas, Baby

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Ahhhh! Our Pearsons are back, and it was such a balm to see them again, even though I thoroughly enjoyed the Olympics. As a hockey and figure skating fan, I was thrilled to watch it all, especially the astonishing performances of fellow Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir! I digress, do I not? … [Read more...]

Book Crush: Go Weak in the Knees with 10 Swoony Reads

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Presenting 10 swoony, melty, make-you-fizz-like-Prosecco stories, to have and to hold, on this day forward, until you read the last page (but still cherish them forever, til death do you part.) Valentine's Day may not be your cup of heart-feathered cappuccino, but it's a darn good excuse to read. … [Read more...]

This is Us #33: Jack’s Story Has Only Just Begun

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I find it interesting that, just like in real life, Jack died and several days later we went to his funeral. Even that schedule seems so true to life and real, doesn't it? Although two days is too quick, but still... Watching Jack's funeral felt more like a real funeral of someone I know than any … [Read more...]

This Is Us RECAP #Superbawl: We Finally Know How Jack Died and It’s Not Exactly What We Thought

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Most people reading this will agree: This is Us is more than a show, it's a touchstone for us all in grief, parenting, marriage, and issues of identity and belonging. But especially, it's a touchstone for grief. I was amazed at the comments I saw as I scrolled through my various feeds. A friend who … [Read more...]