This Is Us: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)


Season 1
This Is Us

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Featuring full-tilt heartstring-tugging family drama, This Is Us will provide a suitable surrogate for those who have felt a void in their lives since Parenthood went off the air.



Critic Ratings: 71


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User Ratings: 1507

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Air date: Sep 20, 2016
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Air date: Nov 1, 2016
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Air date: Nov 22, 2016
Air date: Nov 29, 2016
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Tv Season Info

The story of a family whose three same-aged siblings struggle in unique ways throughout their lives is chronicled in this dramedy.

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Critic Reviews for This Is Us Season 1

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (29)

It's that juxtaposition of ups and downs-those contrasting emotions-that makes this such a gripping show.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…
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It's not often that my opinion of a series bounces around a lot as I watch the pilot and with this one, it definitely did-and that's a good thing, a very good thing.

Sep 20, 2016 | Full Review…
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A piece of television-interrupted by commercial breaks, no less-that actually succeeds in eliciting a good, old-fashioned catharsis-cry.

Sep 20, 2016 | Full Review…

What starts as a well-made and sticky network drama becomes a stealth stink bomb, steadily emitting toxic fumes, until its stench -- rotten cheesy, fetid corny -- is overpowering.

Sep 19, 2016 | Full Review…
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The acting is top-notch, especially guest star Gerald McRaney as everyone's dream doctor, but is there enough of a network audience to keep such an effort on the air? "Parenthood" survived - but just barely.

Sep 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Saccharine by jaded prime-time standards, this show still just might be the kind of sentiment lots of viewers crave at the moment.

Sep 19, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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As the days get shorter, the nights get longer, the weather gets more frightful -- you really should watch something this delightful.

Jan 27, 2020 | Full Review…

This is Us is great TV. Go on an emotional journey and have your feelings manipulated -. It's a good thing because This is Us is great TV.

Aug 29, 2019 | Full Review…

This Is Us makes a concerted effort to be inclusive, even though it's painfully obvious that the writers are not always coming from a place of lived experience.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Despite a rocky first episode or two, This is Us finds its footing in a unique way, laying most of its cards on the table. As much as the show is about "family" in the broadest sense, it's also about the details that define relationships.

Jun 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The drama is easy watching with the desired emotional kick that leaves you feeling quietly warm inside. Similar to The Good Wife and Brothers And Sisters, it's a family drama at heart.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The seeds of the characters' arcs are planted, but it remains to be seen if they can grow to fruition.

Nov 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for This Is Us: Season 1

  • Apr 28, 2020
    Me encanto deseo ver la 4ta temporada aun no llega a amazon Mx quede encantada.
  • Jan 29, 2020
    There's nothing to say about this tv series... just that it's AMAZING!! A MUST WATCH!
  • Jan 20, 2020
    Intense but amazing! Great writing and great cast.
  • Jan 05, 2020
    This is the best TV-show in the world. Sad that it doesn't get world recognition as it deserves. People nowadays rather watch something popular and don't get to know such masterpieces.
  • Oct 10, 2019
    A very sweet and simple show. It brings out a lot of emotions. I really like it. I've cried a lot of tears. I feel like the characters are very relatable.
  • Mar 11, 2019
    Aside from the entirely forced and disingenuous homosexual propaganda the show 'was' great entertainment. The LGBT agenda adds nothing to the story. It is trite, boring and predictable - unlike the majority of the writing which is very good - and divides the audience along ideological and political lines. That Randall and his family voted for Obama was a given since 99% of black voters at the time voted for the 1st black President...not a deal breaker. Pushing homosexuality to kids breaker.
  • Feb 05, 2019
    This is a real life show representing people themselves
  • Jan 02, 2019
    Amazing series. Never really followed news about the show so I went in as blind as I could have. The cast is incredible. I can see towards the latter half of season 1 how Sterling K. Brown won an Emmy for his performance. Ron Cephas Jones was equally incredible. And so much can be said for the actors playing Dr. K nas young William. High praise to the entire ensemble cast overall. They take what the writers give them and made it that much more special than it already is. The plot is outstanding. Never have I seen a flashback-heavy plot go back bad forth to shed more light or similarities with the present timeline. Outstanding. Will be honest, a few of the episodes really, REALLY tugged at the heart strings (Looking at you, Memphis). Lastly, the soundtrack is on point. Beautiful soft ambient folk sounds to set the mood, and other great songs to set the mood of the episode or scene (again, Memphis was on point with the music as well). Best episode in my opinion is Memphis. The episode that precedes it and the ones up until the finale are also perfection.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    Having good actors is an asset, it can even make the obvious emotional manipulative writing resemble a genuine feeling.
  • Dec 16, 2018
    Love the show! The pilot is amazing especially! Exactly my kind of tv! Sterling K Brown is awesome!

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