This week I binge watched another great show, the season is not over yet so I am eager to keep watching. The show I have been watching is, “This is Us”. It is a story about a cute couple Jack and Rebecca Pearson who have triplets. One of the triplets dies at birth and devastated by the news they decide to adopt an abandoned black baby who was left at a fire station and then taken to the hospital where the triplets were born. The three children are named Kevin, Kate and Randall. The show goes back and forth between the past showing the early lives of the “triplets” and the unfolding issues in their parents relationships and the future showing us where the triplets lives are now. We learn that Kate had always struggled with her weight, confidence and the challenge of having a beautiful and fit mother who struggled trying to help her be fit and fit in with her peers; she is now considerably over weight. Kevin, Kate’s twin is a struggling actor whom Kate works for as his personal assistant and is always available to for emotional support. Randall and his parents struggled to help him fit in with the white community. We later learn that Kevin always got less attention from his parents due them trying to give more attention to Randall for being different and because of Kate’s weight and the fact that she was the only girl. Issues about Rebecca’s and Jacks relationship also unfold.
It is a great show that brings up issues about weight, family dynamics, adoption, race and addictions.
I think it has something to offer to everyone.
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