This Is Us is a confusing show. Not because it’s hard to follow — in fact it’s remarkably easy to follow given how the flashbacks jump around to various points in time. No, it’s confusing, because it doesn’t seem to know what story it wants to tell. This post contains spoilers through last week’s episode 2.11: The Fifth Wheel and the promo for tonight’s 2.12.
I finished up season one of This Is Us last week. I suppose its fitting that a series known for having some kind of a twist in every episode would end its generally strong season and a string of phenomenal episodes with its worst stuff. That was certainly an unexpected twist.
I was pretty hopeful when this season started that I’d be able to keep up with all my shows, but that hope was clearly misplaced. I fell behind pretty early, and things are just starting to come back from winter hiatuses — or in the case of Grimm, just getting going. But did I used that hiatus time to get caught up?
No. Instead I wrote some fanfic, went to work, watched a ton of Youtube videos (mostly of people skateboarding), binged on Microsoft solitaire games, had family Christmas, blogged a little and snuggled the most demanding of demanding snuggle buddies.