NBC has this new show called This is Us. I am totally a fan.
Do you remember when I shared with you guys a while back how I have to protect my husband from me? Well I also, find that I can be protective where he is concerned with others as well.
As his helpmate, I help him when I see things that he just don’t see.
This can be the case with, family, friends and strangers alike. I have no problem, being his wingman when my bull crap alert goes off.
When intuition kicks in, it hardly ever steers me wrong. But I am always aware that it can get me into a space where plainly put, I look like a darn fool.
I was watching the second episode of NBC’s This Is Us, which you can watch here. The scene came on where Randall’s biological father, who left him at a fire station as a baby, is staying with them. Randall’s wife, Beth, politely sits him down to get the scoop on what’s what.
The assumptions she had made were wrong and I am sure she felt like a fool, once revealed. But like me, that is a risk she was willing to take in order to protect her husbands heart.
This is Us: The Backstory
It starts with what I now know is a flashback to the “Big Three’s” birth story which happens to happen on their dad, Jacks’s, 36th birthday.
The babies arrive six weeks early. The regular doctor wasn’t there for delivery. He was in surgery himself dealing with his own health woes.
The delivery got complicated after the first birth and required a c-section. One baby did not make it in the birth.
A firefighter delivered a baby to the hospital that was left at his station and Jack saw it as an opportunity to have their third child. The twist is that, that baby was an abandoned black baby.
We are introduced to the adult versions of the “triplets”, coincidentally, or not-so-coincidentally, as it is showing the Big Three in separate scene’s celebrating or not-so-celebrating, their 36th birthdays.
Overweight Kate, fell off the treadmill and broke her ankle. She is reflecting on a lack of success as she thought it would be, and a childhood of struggling with being overweight.
Her twin brother is miserable in what others would deem as success. He is looking for an exit out of the life he is into, in order to live more aligned with what he sees for himself.
The adopted brother is searching for some parts of his identity even though he’s built an amazing life and now has his own family.
My Own Perspective
When I look at this it reminds me that we all have our stuff. Family stuff. Career stuff. Life stuff.
Loads of stuff.
It makes me think of my own family and how each of my children, even though they will have grown up in the same home, will have very different realities and perspectives from their childhood.
Makes me think of my hubby and how he is super strong and stern when it comes to protecting us, but he sometimes doesn’t know he needs protection too.
Reminds me that just like Beth, I would take the chance of looking like a darn fool, before I sit around and let someone cause him hurt or harm.
It made me think about my, “us”.
By far, This is Us is one of my favorite shows on TV right now. It comes on, Tuesdays on NBC at 9/8c. I strongly recommend that you check it out.
If I had to sum it up, I’d say it is a true reflection of the human experience on television.@NBCthisisus is a true reflection of the human experience... Click To Tweet
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