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...]

This is Us Recap Episode 30: Can Kevin and Miguel Put the Past Behind Them?

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Finally, some redemption for Miguel! I knew he had too much respect for his best friend to be putting the moves on Jack's wife back in the day. I loved his explanation of it to Kevin, that in his mind, Jack and Rebecca were one so he couldn't even imagine having feelings for her then.  I, for … [Read more...]

This Is Us Episode #29 Recap: Can the Pearsons’ Find Healing for Their Old Wounds?

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Beth, Tobey and Miguel may have been kicked out of the group therapy session tonight, but WE WERE THERE. We were sitting in on one of the most awkward, cringe-y, yet ultimately healing, therapy sessions ever. When last we left off with our Pearson family, Kate had just miscarried, Randall and … [Read more...]

This is Us Episode #24 RECAP: A New Generation of Pearsons and the Beginning of Rebecca and Miguel

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You guys, last week I don't think my eyeballs even misted over, but this week was a sobfest. When young Randall said "Nobody looks like me (in the Pearson family)," I saw my beautiful Korean girl, with her golden skin and raven-black hair.  When Rebecca introduced herself to baby Randall as … [Read more...]