Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
Critic reviews for Pilot
The captivating new NBC drama draws viewers in with multiple story lines that ultimately connect by the end, and after watching the premiere on Tuesday, September 20, it's safe to say we want more!
This Is Us remains a particularly infuriating title for what seems like a secretively simple series.
All in all, it was a good pilot that did enough to bring us back for a second week, even before the surprise ending.
Let's just say that it's unexpected and deeply touching - and also that it sets the show on a route that surprised me, but I am altogether quite pleased about.
This Is Us opted for an natural flow, as opposed to relying too heavily on its tear-jerking, shock-factor moments.
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