So as I promised I will continue to blog about some of the television shows that I watch and as promised I will just give my own opinion of what I see and how it affects my life based only on  the way I think about life and people in general. I need to mention to you that I am a reality television obsessor. I mean I could watch that junk all day and hardly get tired .  But just like everything , variety is the spice of life. As I ventured on Facebook and Twitter I looked at the continuous updates on the wonderful brand new NBC drama… This Is Us. And I had to see what the hype was about/

So here is the story in a nutshell. Man meets a wonderful lady, they fall in love and get married in their favorite bar . They develop a mutual attraction to football. Their favorite team being the Steelers, ( which happens to be my Dad’s favorite team) so they get pregnant with triplets and give them the nickname the Big 3 . Which is also a play on football , the BIG 10.  While giving birth , one baby doesn’t survive . At the same time another baby is born  to a totally different family and abandoned.  The doctor , who happens to be Suzane Sugarbaker’s real life husband and a once Mississippi resident  , tells the new parents to adopt this abandoned baby who just happens to be black. They take his advice , because they are obviously open individuals.  And they were missing their 3rd baby .

The triplets are probably born in 1989 and so they grew  up in the 90’s . I love this part because its very nostalgic for me considering I grew up in that time frame. If you look at their house and some of their clothes you may think 70’s/90’s honestly I wasn’t sure until they actually put the dates up . They had a stainless steel refridgerator in their house in like 93 and idk if I knew anyone with one in that year. We all wanted Black or White appliances for our kitchens, or it could have been just a southern thing but they also had granite again that wasn’t popular until maybe 1999.  I like the family make up becuase it reminds me of growing up with two brothers , well except for the part where we are not all the same age.  And of course they lived in a suburd and drove a 1984 Jeep Cherokee.

Here’s the problems that I have with the story line. Randle …the 3rd triplet and the one they adopted is black and very sensitive. Not only did he not grow up with his parents but he has all sorts of issues. First things first he’s very emotional. Why do I have a problem with this? Well I know black males and I have two brothers, 3 son’s , a husband and a Dad . I have like 35 male cousins and a host of Uncle and I cannot name one that is as emotional .  I mean even with anxiety they still aren’t as emotional. To make things worse his biological father the one who signed him over in the hospital…is gay, a former drug addict and is terminally ill. I mean seriously everything that you could find wrong in life this man has endured including missing out on a prosperous career to care for his sick mother . . In turn Randle’s wife is very strong as she has taken over the role as sole provider for the family since Randle allowed his anxiety and emotional issues interfere with having a rather good jobb. And  his children have issues and resulting in the family surviving in  television chaos.  But they have a nice house and Randle’s car is dreamy .

The other children have their own issues as well. The actor son , is an alcoholic.   Who left his wife and has bailed on most of the relationships in his life. Most importantly , his father who he never felt love or support from . And the daughter is over weight and blames herself for what happens to her father who has died after a house fire.  She mets her boyfriend at a meeting for over weight individuals they fall madly in love and she gets pregnant. And then loses the baby after a fall in the shower.  And Mom married Dad’s best friend after her husband dies after he successfully escapes a house fire and makes it to the hospital and the end of the super bowl game that was still playing although they were sleep when the fires started in their home .   I sure hope this isn’t patterned after no one’s real life.


This show is filled with drama. I mean other than that time Kate ( the daughter)  told off her bosses daughter I haven’t walked away happy that I watched this show . Yet I cannot help myself but to tune into HULU and watch and be depressed for the rest of the night  . Would I recommend this show to my friends …yea Basically!



17 thoughts on “This is What…”

  1. I’ve heard so many good things about this show and I’d love to watch it next after I finish the other shows that my husband and I watch together. I’m expecting it to be packed with drama since that’s what most people would say.

  2. I love this show! It’s full of drama, but the right amount of drama I think. I watch it on hulu also. I am a little behind so I need to catch up!

  3. I’ve never seen this show, though it has such a great group of actors and actresses, and every time I see a preview I want to check it out. Perhaps someday soon!

  4. I have never tried to watch this show but it sounds really interesting. I will definitely check this out.

  5. I have seen a lot about this show. It sounds like a must-see programme. So glad to hear you enjoyed it.

  6. This is us is one of my favorite t.v shows ( btw, I barely watch t.v). It’s so relate able and real. I hear what you’re saying about Randel being a little overly-sensitive, but I do believe that there are some men out there that are super me..I know ONE of them.

    Great feedback, thanks for writing this!

  7. I am glad you like this show. My girlfriend watches this show and she loves it. I would love to check this one out, thank you for the reminder.

  8. It sounds like a great serious, with many stories of interest and not just one. I don’t have Hulu though, do you know if it also runs on Netflix or Prime?

  9. I haven’t heard of this show, but I’m not going to look for it. I also tend to get hook in dramatic and tragical stories, but they don’t provide nothing good for me! I rather watch happier stories, because, life is tough enough as it is, at least fiction should have some happy notes for me!

  10. Oh gosh, I suck at following relationship chains LOL
    I find your post really interesting, though, and it has certainly piqued my interest. It’s great that you mention both things you liked and disliked about this TV programme.

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