This Is Us Season 4

Thoughts on season 4 so far?

Overall, enjoying it, including how they're introducing new characters.  Malik's storyline with Randall and Deja should be interesting going forward, especially since Malik is very upfront about his situation.  I'm not really sure there is that much material for Kate and Toby as it's going to get old if every week it's "baby Jack is blind, how are we dealing with this".  Kevin could be interesting depending on where he goes from here.  Do we think he's ultimately going to get romantically tied with Cassidy?  Or do they just remain friends?

One small thing is still the income problem for Randall and his family.  I'm not sure Randall is making that much from being a city councilman and his wife's business hasn't picked up yet so how exactly are they still living so comfortably and not worrying about money?  Seems like they are still living in tvland about this, which is fine, just a nitpick.

Michelle

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  • MichelleMichelle California
    Randall and Beth downsized their home when they moved to Philly, so I'm sure that reduced their mortgage payment (or they might be renting).  I'm sure they had a nice amount of savings set aside as well.  

    I'm really into both the 'baby Jack' and the 'Kate's weight struggles' storylines, especially seeing in the S3 finale that Kate & Toby aren't together in the future.  Did they divorce?  Did something dire happen?  She's understandably unhappy and stressed out all the way around right now - but she's been pretty selfish for quite some time and always needs to apologize to those who she takes it out on, and too many times that's been Toby.  He has issues of his own and now that he's been trying to better his health for his son, she's bitter about it?  I wonder if that's a factor in whatever separates them in the future.

    Kevin is seriously continuing to impress me.  Once he decided to get sober and pursue finding/helping Nicky, he's matured by leaps and bounds.  He might be my favorite character now.  I *love* his relationship with his uncle.  He'd do anything for his family and is, in my opinion, the least selfish Pearson next to Jack.  In fact, as I type this, I'm realizing the similarities between the two - both alcoholic, both grew up with alcoholic fathers, both decided to get sober, both putting family as #1 in their lives.  I think Kevin is trying to be the man that Jack would have wanted/hoped for him to be and I'm here for it all.  Also, I think Cassidy is the mother of Kevin's son in that flash forward.
  • Michelle said:
    Randall and Beth downsized their home when they moved to Philly, so I'm sure that reduced their mortgage payment (or they might be renting).  I'm sure they had a nice amount of savings set aside as well.  


      Also, I think Cassidy is the mother of Kevin's son in that flash forward.

    Yeah, but it's been awhile since either had a job, so income should be tight.  And where they're living now, it didn't look like it was cheap by any means.  Just saying, I think there are some creative liberties going on with their finances.

    And yes, I am speculating the same for the time being.  Hence why I mentioned if we think Kevin and Cassidy are going to be romantically involved with each other.

    Michelle
  • I really have no caring for Kate and Toby's storyline at the moment.  If this season is all about them figuring out how to raise their baby, I'm not sure that I find it interesting.  And I currently have a 19 month year old, so it's not like I can't relate to them to an extent.
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    I totally forgot about this thread.
    funny because for me it’s the Kevin, Nick, what’s her name storyline that bores me. Three sad people who are Exactly the same sad people every week. When I see the two or three of them onscreen it’s my signal to get up and refill my wine. So...I guess it’s not all bad  ;)
  • Anyone on here still watching? 

    I read an article this morning that had fan feedback and people were commenting about how it would have been funny if the Big 3 dug up Mark's body.  Can't say I thought about that happening but I laughed the same.

    As for the rest, until the police come back saying that they found fingerprints, is it possible that Randall imagined/hallucinated the burglar?  I know his cufflinks or something of Beth's is missing, but it's plausible that they just misplaced them and the items will turn up later.

    I did find it a nice touch of Jack's voice message on the cassette being what he left in the time capsule.

  • MichelleMichelle California

    Anyone on here still watching? 

    I read an article this morning that had fan feedback and people were commenting about how it would have been funny if the Big 3 dug up Mark's body.  Can't say I thought about that happening but I laughed the same.

    As for the rest, until the police come back saying that they found fingerprints, is it possible that Randall imagined/hallucinated the burglar?  I know his cufflinks or something of Beth's is missing, but it's plausible that they just misplaced them and the items will turn up later.

    I did find it a nice touch of Jack's voice message on the cassette being what he left in the time capsule.

    I'm still faithfully watching!  This season has been so good.  I love the character exploration they're doing with the Big 3, and how they're exploring Rebecca's condition. 

    I cried last night.  I can't even lie.  Watching Toby bond with little Jack, his fear when Jack choked, then sharing Star Wars with him... :heart:  I really wonder though how Kate will react 'cause you *know* she's going to find out about the choking and that she & Toby even split up at some point.

    I shed tears when the 3 sat around the table, Randall popped the cassette into the player, and Jack's voice came on.  Seeing the tears run down each of their cheeks really got to me.  And I *really* cried when it was revealed that Kevin's beautiful home (from the flash foward scenes) was the house that Jack had sketched and had been planning to build for Rebecca.  I absolutely love how they've turned Kevin's character completely around from a self-absorbed narcissist into a man who cares deeply about his family and wants so desperately to be the man his father was.  

    And I so wanted to smack Mark when Rebecca ordered him out of the cabin and he just stood there in defiance.  I was waiting for her to drop "Get the f*ck out of my house, you little piece of sh*t!"  Mama bear don't play.  

    I think Randall's burglar was real.  I don't think he hallucinated any of it.  I do think it was a good vehicle to ramp his anxiety up to an 11.  It's pretty relatable for a lot of people (including my sister and, to a lesser degree, myself).
    blue_sleeve
  • Thoughts on the season finale (for those that are watching and wanting to discuss)?  I was blown away by the Randall Kevin "fight".  A lot of very harsh words that would take a long time to come back from.  Just damn!  It is kind of funny because before the fight happened, I was kind of thinking along the lines of Randall that I can imagine how he feels how Kevin abandoned his family and did his own thing without thinking twice while Randall sacrificed parts of his life because he wanted to help out his family as much as he could.  So I could understand Randall a) not thinking that Kevin is actually going to stick around for the long haul and b) not thinking Kevin deserves a voice because he hasn't been around.  And then WHAM, Randall expressed these exact thoughts.  I can also understand Kevin as it does appear he is changing and is going to be around and try to do things for the right reason.  Tough/rough situation.

    I wasn't a fan of the Madison thing.  It's fine, just seemed too predictable (expect the twins thing).

    As for Kate and Toby, happy that they opted to adopt.  Clearly Kate couldn't do another pregnancy so adopting seems perfect for them.

    I found the flashbacks interesting as I didn't even think about the 3rd baby that they lost.  Can't imagine any parent having to go through that.

    Lastly, someone needs to educate Kevin and Randall about what happened to Jack and why he died.  It wasn't because he went back in to save the dog.  It's more about how he had inhaled some smoke and then the way the show created the scene, the hospital basically did nothing when he suffered a heart attack.  It almost seemed like his heart attack was inevitable on the show and just the smoke from the fire helped bring it out quicker.  So, from the show's perspective, unless Jack got better treatment from the show's healthcare workers, he was basically going to die.  So nothing Kevin or Randall could have done.

  • Finally got into this with the wife. Holy shit does it just nonstop play on your heartstrings. 

    Milo needs to win some damn premium awards. It’s his show and everybody else is just living in it. I mean he makes me want to be a better father just listening to him lay wisdom bombs left and right. 

    All of the assemble are amazing honestly. Although I find myself Wanting to FF through some of the new character stuff. I like to stick to the big three and the original family scenes. 
    Michelle
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