"This Is Us" has a strong plot point in showing real connections between people who have the rather weak general connection of a shared birthday. The show pairs humorous elements with serious issues. This makes it great viewing for a diverse audience, which was also shown by the large numbers of viewers for its first two episodes.
People seem to really enjoy the characters and the situations in This is US. But maybe since it doesn't have a full season, it will have better ratings since people won't take it for granted. That being said, there's a lot of competition for viewers and this is a sweet show.
The reviews for the new show "This is Us" are in, and they are largely positive. The New York Times called it a show that tugs at all the right heartstrings. The show focuses on a group of people who all share the same birthday. As cheesy as this premise sounds, the show carries it quite well, which makes it deserving of a full season.
I am enjoying this show. The chemistry between the actors makes the show. When I saw Ken Olin listed as both an executive producer and the episode's director, I renewed my hope from last week's pilot that this will be the "Thirtysomething" for the new millenium. For those of us that loved that show, this is a welcome surprise. I love "This is Us"!!