Six seasons later, This is Us manages to give us the magic all over again with a wave of emotions that are reminiscent of the first installment. I will miss you <3.
Saying goodbye to one of TV’s greatest melodramas is hard. But this amazing cast gave us one of the greatest series on television for the last 6 years. Similar to all production, we went thru ups and downs, but the last season of This is Us wraps up the show in the most elegant way. Yes, we knew where we’re going to end as early as the beginning of season 5. But seeing it was a totally different experience: The result is as moving and satisfying as it is mysterious and poetic.
Despite numerous sets of flashback timelines and a lot of back and forth this season, the show has always been strongly rooted in the present. How the current Randal (Sterling K. Brown), Kate (Chrissy Metz), and Kevin (Justin Hartley) deal with their daily and family life, the loss of one parent (Milo Ventimiglia) and the sickness and eventual loss of the other (Mandy Moore).
However, this season takes it a step up by showing us the future, not just the present. The loss of Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and how her sickness affects everyone around her. To be honest, Moore probably carried this season and she definitely deserves an Emmy (or 2) for her stellar performance.
Should you watch it?
The idea of the big picture bookends the entire season. What is life really about? Why do we do things? If you step back a bit, the whole show is about your purpose in life. One of the most underrated and extraordinary series that has blessed our screens in the last decade.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream This is Us on Netflix in Canada.