Get Ready to Binge Another Season of This is Us

Grab your warm, buttered popcorn, your soft blanket, a big box of tissues and get ready to curl back up by the TV again. The National Broadcasting Channel (NBC) television series “This is Us” has hit the big screens once again with its third season.

The drama series, first airing on Sept. 20, 2016, captures the story of a unique family of two parents and their three children, being born on their father’s birthday. The show incorporates flashbacks into the past of every character as well as giving glimpses into their future. The main setting occurs in present day, however the flashbacks go back to the 60s, 70s and 80s. The main cast consists of Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley. The show is composed by Siddhartha Khosla and is produced and created by Dan Fogelman.

It holds a rating of 8.9/10 on the International Movie Data Base (IMDB) and 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The show has also been awarded by MTV for movie and television “Tearjerker” (2017) and People’s Choice Award for Favorite New Television Show (2017).

The first two seasons focused on the lives of the children Kate, Randall and Kevin growing up with their parents Jack and Rebecca Pearson. Kevin and Kate were the surviving two of a triplet pregnancy after their brother was stillborn. The same day, Randall is admitted to the hospital as a potential adoptive baby. Being born the same day, the couple adopts baby Randall, believing they were meant to have three children, making all the babies “triplets,” often called the Big Three.

As the Big Three grew up, the show focuses around the different struggles the family endures. Kate struggles with being overweight, Randall feels as though he is not truly part of the family being an African-American child with a white family and Kevin faces loneliness while growing up as his two parents focused on Kate and Randall’s needs. Although Jack and Rebecca tried to be the best parents they could be, they had their own struggles as well. Rebecca’s lifelong dream was to be a singer. However, being a stay-at-home mom and raising three kids led her to believe her life could have been more, causing her to have regrets. Jack, on the other hand, struggled with being an alcoholic and having a high demanding job with little pay. He overcame these challenges with the help of Rebecca, and his aspirations to create his own construction company, “Big Three Homes.” The character’s struggles do not end after their adolescence. As adults, Kate still struggles with obesity, Kevin with finding a meaning for his life while being a drug addict and Randall with keeping his family together as he discovers a deeper meaning of his past life.

Airing a month ago, season 3 entails a new perspective on the Pearson family. Not to spoil too much, the show will flash back to Jack and Rebecca’s lives before they started their family, as well as Jack’s position in the Vietnam War. The season will also bring more about Randall’s family with their newly adopted daughter, Deja. It will also reveal more about Rebecca and her relationship with Miguel after moving on from Jack. Finally, it will encapture a look into the future of the younger characters and how the original Pearson family has affected their lives.

Nonetheless, “This is Us” will not fail to picture the Pearson family as a determined, strong and brave family, working together to support and provide for one another. Each and every challenge the characters are faced with will be overcome through the help of another. “This is Us” airs on NBC every Tuesday at 8 p.m. So grab that popcorn, those tissues and that warm blanket to watch this captivating series of a unique family, discover their past and the mysteries of their future as they live on as the Pearson Family.