This Is Us Episode 16 RECAP: “My Beautiful Boy.”

This is Us Episode 16

Oh, William. What a sweet, sweet man. A wise owl. A loving father. Many would say he's just a character on TV, but when a character is so alive, so fully realized, and so beloved, he's much more. I am sorry this is the end of William's story, but I know writers this good will find a way to keep … [Read more...]

This Is Us Recap #1: We’re Having Triplets!


Well, I thought I wouldn't cry on this episode of "This is Us." It wasn't really focused on adoption, the issue that usually hits a nerve with me. But when I started explaining the whole thing to my college son, who had never seen an episode, that did it. "William is Randall's birth father," I said … [Read more...]

10 Adoption-Related Thoughts About “This Is Us”


They did NOT have me at Milo Ventimiglia’s butt on the trailer for “This is Us.” They had me at ‘finding my birth father.’ Because why? For one thing, to me, Milo is Jesse the Gilmore Boy (we’re still in Season 3 of GG, trying to catch up by November, which we won’t.) I mean, I could have been … [Read more...]