What did you think of the This Is Us season finale? Be it a twisted morbid curiosity or the belief new, progressive storylines would come from revisiting a family hardship, we needed to know what happened to Jack. "I think it's the darkest place we've been, but hopefully it also starts some really interesting conversations between spouses".
"I do miss acting with people from the cast".
I am so indebted to the adoptees and birthmothers who first shared their stories of loss and pain with me so many years ago, helping me to remain committed to an open adoption.
But with all due respect to any disappointed fans, I have to disagree.
But if my number one hope for This Is Us season two is that Fogelman either gets a much better handle on Kevin and Kate or simply sends them off to live with the missing Winslow daughter from Family Matters, my number two is that the show learns to permanently relax, accept that it's a big honking hit, and that the narrative trickeration is not only no longer necessary, but can be a hindrance to what the show is best at.
One reason I was dissatisfied was the prior episode eluded to an epic, revealing finale (Jack's death or not), and what they gave us was an hour of poker, Jack and Rebecca loooking for/missing one another, and a fight.
Usually the calm, cool, and collected one, we see Rebecca completely lose it when Jack accuses her of thinking that he and the kids haven't "fulfilled" her.
I am fantastic. Life is good, couldn't be happier. I am a housewife to three teenagers who do not need me anymore, and I have a husband who waltzes in every night at at 8 o'clock, if I'm lucky, goes to the kitchen, recaps his day for me and then passes out upstairs at 10 o' clock. I am a freaking ghost!' Are you anxious about Jack and Rebecca's marriage?
The This is Us finale is the first time the beloved show has received any real backlash. "When someone approaches me just to talk about how one moment in one episode got them to reach out to their adopted father or connect with their sibling, I feel like we are getting (people) to face themselves and then reflect a little differently".
It was the best of times and the worst of times, painting a very real portrait of the ups and downs that happen in a relationship.
"And we haven't seen that before from the two of them", Olin added. "That one moment when you did this, that was awesome!" And the show really doesn't shy away from how that reality can affect a marriage.
When it's revealed that the Pearson family patriarch is actually dead, we couldn't handle it. Let us know your take in the comments section below! Parenthood is an adventure! we proclaim. And we'll get to see the beginning of their stories.
"Last night was fundamental to the bigger picture", she continued. In interviews, Mr. Ventimiglia suggested Jack's actual death scene won't be shown in season one, something Mr. Fogelman seemed to acknowledge in January.
If you've never heard of "The Asian Flush" or "The Asian Glow", the red-flush reaction some East Asians have to drinking alcohol, you're about to get a lesson in the medical phenomenon from Fresh Off the Boat. Perhaps it's because he's just such a damn likable dad (when he's not drinking) or it's due to a dearth of traditional heroes on TV, but the main complaints about Milo Ventimiglia is that he's too ideal.