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This Is Us: Season 1 (2016-2017)




Critic Consensus: 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.


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


Mandy Moore
as Rebecca
Lonnie Chavis
as 8 Year Old Randall
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All Critics (65) | Top Critics (26)

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

June 13, 2018 | Full Review…

This Is Us is the kind of sentimental family-driven TV show with a tone similar to the likes of Parenthood or Brothers and Sisters. It sort of like a hug - warm and comfortable - but always bordering on being too much.

October 28, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

September 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.

September 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.

September 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.

September 19, 2016 | Full Review…

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