“This Is Us”: 10 Things To Know
This Is Us will be airing on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on NBC and is one of, if not thee most, highly anticipated series coming to the small screen this Fall. The trailer has been circulating around on the Internet for quite some time now and has sparked a lot of buzz from viewers. Like many other great dramas, one of the best things about This Is Us is the cast. Viewers get to see A Walk to Remember actress Mandy Moore take the screen alongside Heroes and Gilmore Girls fan favorite Milo Ventimigilia, as well as popular soap actor, Justin Hartley, Sterling K. Brown and Chrissy Metz. The trailer promises that the show will cover a lot of emotional topics that will tug at our heart strings and keep audiences captivated along the way. We are so excited for the release of this new show so we’ve created a list of 10 things to know about This Is Us!
10. What’s It About?
This Is Us is a dramaedy about a group of people on the verge of a major life change who all share the same birthday as they turn 36. There’s a couple expecting triplets, an actor, a family man searching for his birth father, and an overweight woman who is battling an eating addiction. The trailer doesn’t show how the stories will connect, but we can expect that eventually these people’s lives will all weave together at some point throughout the series in what NBC describes as “curious ways.” Despite the show being packed with lots of emotion fueled by struggle and fear, the show has a lot of happy and lighthearted moments as well. “Our show tends to show the hopefulness of life. Even though it’s a struggle at the end of the day there’s a rainbow at the end of that tunnel,” said This Is Us actor Sterling K. Brown. “I think about that I have a great, great grandfather out there somewhere who I never met nor know his name but in his own way, he affected my life: there’s four interconnected stories and they each get equal time. One story will impact the others. It’s about the growth of these people as we jump around in time. It’s ambitious and for network TV, it’s groundbreaking TV to explore the condition of the human family,” said show creator Dan Fogelman.
9. Crazy, Stupid, Love
The 2011 film Crazy, Stupid, Love was a huge success, and not only because Ryan Gosling showcased his amazing body, but also because of the ‘brains behind the operation,’ writer Dan Fogelman and co-directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. And we’ve got good news! We can expect similar things from the new series This Is Us because the show is created by the same writing and directing team as Crazy, Stupid, Love. Fogelman, Requa and Ficarra are taking their experience from the big screen to create a similar product for the first season of This Is Us. The show will follow the same suit as the film by tackling relatable subjects revolving around family, relationships and personal growth while offering a similar warm fuzzy feeling at the end. “The world has grown more cynical. I watch movie screeners at the end of every year and it’s become a slog for me sometimes. It’s all so dark and cynical…maybe it’s the right time for a show with hope and optimism that will make you cry and make you feel good. I didn’t get into this business to make something that makes people feel worse,” said Fogelman.