This Is Us: Season 2 (2017 - 2018)


Season 2
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This is Us continues to tug at heartstrings with an emotional exploration of family that ensures viewers will want to keep the tissues close -- and their loved ones closer.



Critic Ratings: 25


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User Ratings: 586

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Air date: Sep 26, 2017

The Season 2 premiere picks up during the Big 3's birthdays as Randall and Beth debate on a life change, Kate pursues a new passion and Kevin balances his career and relationship. Meanwhile, Jack and Rebecca deal with the fallout of their fight.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2017

The entire Pearson family visits Kevin in Los Angeles for a "Manny" taping. In other events, Jack confronts his demons in the wake of his fight with Rebecca.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2017

Kate visits Kevin on the set of his movie; Randall and Beth receive exciting news; and Rebecca tries to reconnect with Jack.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2017

Randall and Beth adjust to a new family dynamic. Kate books her first big gig. Kevin suffers a setback on his movie. Jack and Rebecca are visited by an unwelcome guest.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2017

Kate surprises Toby at work. Kevin and Randall attend a charity fundraiser for Sophie's hospital. Jack takes the boys on a camping trip, leaving Rebecca to deal with some unexpected news.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2017

Trick-or-treating with the 10 year olds goes awry for Jack and Rebecca; and Randall, Kevin and Kate have life-changing Halloweens.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2017

Randall adjusts to the foster system. Kate and Toby take the next step in their relationship. Kevin visits Sophie in New York. Jack and Rebecca finalize Randall's adoption.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2017

Kevin goes back to his high school to accept an award. Jack and Rebecca get excited about their kids' futures.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2017

Kate and Toby's lives take an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Rebecca encourages Kate's singing aspirations.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2017

Randall and Beth are faced with a hard choice; and Jack takes Randall on a college tour.

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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.

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Critic Reviews for This Is Us Season 2

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (9)

It's a fine start to the season on a show that's never been shy of big emotions.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The strong performances across the board, and the sense of quiet intrigue provided by a tragedy looming in the distance, renders it a family affair worth sticking with.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

When you add butter, food tastes good. This Is Us makes people cry, even me, and, as far as I'm concerned, that's serving a public purpose.

Feb 21, 2018 | Full Review…

This Is Us has, in its short lifespan, morphed from a likeable, interesting drama into a treacly mess of trumped-up angst underscored by the requisite sad acoustic-guitar-strings soundtrack reserved for "heartwarming" family dramas. Enough already.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

... the same strong, consistent and emotionally devastating format that it honed so well in Season 1.

Sep 27, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This Is Us smashes barriers in its exploration of mental health and addiction.

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

Where This is Us truly shines, though, is in the story of Randall. In his childhood flashbacks, an awareness of his race - and of the larger implications of being Black in America - brings with it stories of gradually coming-into-Blackness.

Jun 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The plot thickens.

Mar 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Please take this as a warning. One moment you could be chuckling with joyful abandon. The next sucker punched in the left ventricle with some heart-wrenching scene. And it bloody hurts.

Jul 8, 2018 | Full Review…

This Is Us isn't a particularly good television show, but it's an excellent pressure release valve. And couldn't you use a pressure release valve?

Mar 14, 2018 | Full Review…

This Is Us is really about consequences, cause and effect and how one seemingly small moment can make a lifetime of an impact. The fact that it's so popular, emotional or relatable will turn some people off, but I say take the show for what it is.

Jan 31, 2018 | Full Review…

This trilogy of episodes are artfully done. They overlap neatly and effectively convey the writers' overarching message that, at any given moment, each member of a family is going through his or her own mess, oblivious to the other person's mess.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for This Is Us: Season 2

  • Jan 29, 2020
    In this season we get the chance to learn more about the Pearson's family with all of their flaws and qualities.. just like every other family in the world. Love it, love it, love it!
  • Oct 10, 2019
    My favorite show. This is a tear-jerker but has very relatable characters that you learn to love. I love the feel-good episodes that teach you simple but great lessons!
  • May 28, 2019
    Great season better than season one Milo and justin Hartly they were the best number one episode makes me cry like a bab
  • Mar 19, 2019
    Picking up where it just left off, This Is Us continues to hold our attention, our hearts, and our emotions hostage. The spectacular cast of actors and actresses ensure that we are in for a roller coaster of emotions.
  • Nov 04, 2018
    "This Is Us" continua a ser um dos melhores dramas na televisão com inúmeros momentos comoventes. O elenco é estupendo, especialmente Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown e Ron Cephas Jones. A produção e as histórias que envolvem os personagens continuam a ser espetaculares.
  • Oct 29, 2018
    Such an awesome change from the constant violence, drugs, sex and crime we get from most other series. It's easy to love these characters. Great acting, great directing.
  • Oct 28, 2018
    How does 20% of the audience NOT like this show? People are insane. Amazing. Inspiring. Inspirational.
  • Aug 10, 2018
    Most saddest TV series
  • Jul 01, 2018
    A Maudlin pile of nonsense. the wave of emotion that engulfs season 2 feels ARTIFICIAL and contrived at every turn.
  • Jun 17, 2018
    season 1 was amazing. My wife and I are midway through the 2nd season and it feels like a different group of writers took over the 2nd season. the writing of the 2nd season is Certainly of a lesser quality than the 1st season. The long soliloquies by rebecca and jack wear thin especially since most of the content of the DIALOGUE is unbelievable. the dragging out the death of jack grows tiresome. By episode 4 (season 2) I find myself praying for jack's death so we can move on. I am not sure if me and the MRS. will stick around for season 3. However, if they tease that season 3 will finally explain why jack and rebecca's gene pool created such a morbidly obese offspring I my stick around. Kate's morbid obesity is infact one of the most unbelievable aspects of the show. The genetic aspect of obesity is well established. The parents and grandparents from both sides of the family are seen and N O N E of them are obese. So, maybe she was mixed up in the hospital....????

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