This Is Us

This Is Us

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2016
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Centered on characters who share the same birthday, the story follows several decades in the lives of Jack and Rebecca Pearson. As the plot unfolds, it traverses numerous timelines, and intertwines the stories of people whose lives connect in unexpected ways. Filled with memorable performances from its acclaimed cast, it is a smart, poignant dramedy.
Publisher: [United States] :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, 2016
Branch Call Number: H THI 1
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digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Oct 22, 2018

This is Us had been showing up in my Recommendations List for a very long time so I finally decided to give it a shot. The first episode starts off with a young couple rushing to the hospital as the wife goes into early labor. The story revolves around a specific family who later grows on to form beautiful families off their own. The show has some amazing characters with huge character developments and some very emotional scenes. It is very easy to be able to relate to any character on the show and to fall in love with them within just a few episodes. Overall, I would describe the show as very heart-warming and something that I would definitely recommend everyone to watch. Rating: 4.5/5
- @JustOneMorePage of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Sep 14, 2018

This is one of my favourite tv shows. If you have not seen it I highly recommend it. The writing is amazing, the actors are amazing, and the message behind it is amazing. I have definitely gotten goosebumps watching this show as well as having shed a few tears. I can't wait to see what happens next

Apr 02, 2018

I enjoy the way the timeline keeps going back and forth and how it all ties together. And to see why (from the past scenes) characters are acting the way they are now.

Mar 25, 2018

Manipulative and unbelievable. Hyperactive plot.

Feb 05, 2018

This was an entertaining series that starts out about a young couple and you find out soon enough that it is also about their adult children and their separate life experiences. It moves back and forth in time with the greatest of ease. The writing is good, the soundtrack is good, there are two professional singers in the cast (Chrissy Metz and Mandy Moore) and it was fun to hear them sing. It is fun to see the adult children as their child selves and see the family back story played out. I also appreciate that it isn't mean spirited and takes on issues of racism, sexism, obesity without a laugh track. I recommend it for anyone who likes human interest stories and family dramas.
I look forward to a second season.

Oct 21, 2017

It is rare these days to find such good writing on the "regular networks". Wonderful series. Wonderful acting. It is not a surprise that Ken Olin is involved since "Thirty Something" was a great ensemble series many years ago. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

Oct 15, 2017

Wonderful acting and directing. Excellent drama. Not a tear jerker as I was told, but very interesting stories. This feels more real than anything I've seen in years. Real problems and real life for all but one of the main characters. People dealing with pain and family dysfunction in surprisingly healthy ways. Not a series for reality show junkies. (Sort of an anti-"Parenthood" series [2010-2015] where all the actors screamed all the time and reveled in their misery.)

Sep 29, 2017

Nothing else like it in cable or television. It's commonly directed by Ken Olin who brought us all those great shows in the 80's that were always being cancelled because they were too ahead of their time. Well, now he's finally found us one, RIGHT on time! The ensemble is fantastic, the writing is so right on that it's sometimes scary to watch (yet you can't look away!) And I already bragged about Ken but I will add that I think the combination of the producing with Dan Fogelman is certainly a Huge welcome comfort! And I just read the other comment for this show. I guess if you prefer fluff over substance then yes, you should Not watch this show. But if you're sick of watching reality t.v., canned comedies and overstuffed super heroes than you've come to the right place.

Sep 22, 2017

America must be desperate for an original television series because this was Meh. If the show did not go back and forth with the timeline and characters this would be an ordinary show. I wasn't impressed.

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Sep 29, 2017

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Sep 29, 2017

The tale of one family, the Donaldson's from their inception to their off heartbreaking terminations, however that may be. Adult language and sexual situations, for mature audience and adults.


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