Unpopcult loves both a good cry and a heartwarming American ensemble drama. Combine the two and do it well, and you have a show that’s not only right up our street, but smack bang in our front yard, waving and smiling right into our living room windows.
It’s no surprise then, that we’re IMMENSELY excited about NBC’s smash hit new drama/ teardropallooza This Is Us hitting UK screens tomorrow (Tuesday, Channel 4, 9pm). Starring Milo “Peter Petrelli” Ventimiglia, Sterling “Chris Darden” K. Brown, and Mandy “the girl from A Walk to Remember” Moore, it follows a group of people who happen to share a birthday and… I don’t actually know all that much more than that, but I can tell you that Mandy is married to Milo and about to give birth, Sterling has Daddy Issues, and there’s some kind of big twist that I’ve been trying desperately not to stumble on to before it airs over here.
Anyway, with Friday Night Lights long done, Parenthood’s last few seasons M.I.A in the UK, and Nashville being bonkers, we’re long overdue something we can either dab our eyes discreetly at (like Jed) or sob till we’re so dehydrated we need an IV (that would be me), so we’ve stocked up on tissues and we’re READY. Bring on the blubbing; we’ll review as soon as we can.