Critic Consensus: This Is Us premieres with unexpected, deeply touching storylines that flow effortlessly.
Critic reviews for Pilot
This Is Us remains a particularly infuriating title for what seems like a secretively simple series.
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!
What distinguishes This Is Us from all the rest is its unique and unexpected ending, making the highly anticipated series premiere one of the best I have ever seen.
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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