Pilot
This Is Us Season 1

90%

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Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

This Is Us premieres with unexpected, deeply touching storylines that flow effortlessly.

Episode Info

Several people whose lives are mysteriously intertwined begin to notice peculiar coincidences about each other in the series premiere of this dramedy.

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Critic Reviews for Pilot

This Is Us remains a particularly infuriating title for what seems like a secretively simple series.

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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!

Mar 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

This Is Us opted for an natural flow, as opposed to relying too heavily on its tear-jerking, shock-factor moments.

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

All in all, it was a good pilot that did enough to bring us back for a second week, even before the surprise ending.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm happy to report This Is Us lives up to the hype. Sure, I have some questions now that we're all hip to The Twist that connects its characters, but I trust the show will be fine.

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Dan Fogelman is here to make you cry.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Can a pilot be too good? It seems unlikely, but that just might be the case for fans of This Is Us.

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

... don't be turned off by the idea of some "spiritually linked strangers" gimmick. It's simply a show about families - the ones we're born into and the ones we create, and the work that goes into keeping those relationships afloat.

Sep 12, 2017 | Full Review…