This is Us FINAL Recap: “You’re Not Just My Great Love Story, Rebecca…”

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What? Whoa! My head is still spinning over here, guys. So, it’s the end of the season and we don’t know how Jack died! Feeling a little foolish over here, but also not so foolish. The part of me that assumed we would KNOW feels silly, but the part that thought, deep down, that it was still … [Read more...]

This is Us Episode 17 Recap: “It’s My Fault My Dad Died”

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One more episode after this one! Okay, I have a little bit of rage right now. Why oh why is our show not continuing on into May like the Good Lord intended? I mean, MARCH??? This will mean a SIX MONTH span of time wondering about Kate and Jack and the triplets and Toby and Sophie and...you get my … [Read more...]

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

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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!

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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”

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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...]