This is Us Season 4

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  1. Sep 26, 2019 #1 of 152
    hummingbird_206

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    Season 4 thread for This Is Us. Normal sub rules apply (Discussion for episodes only after airing, must use spoiler tags for previews or any information from outside an aired episode.) If someone wants to start individual episode threads, please feel free to do so and we can let the season thread die.
     
  2. Sep 26, 2019 #2 of 152
    hummingbird_206

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    I'm glad they showed the tie in for each new character before the end of the first episode. I was getting a bit annoyed trying to figure out myself how each of the characters was going to relate, but am glad I stuck with watching.

    Jack (the blind man) is Kate and Toby's son. Malik is going to be involved with Deja. I love Deja so happy to see more of a story for her. Cassie (the soldier) will be part of Nicky's story (and maybe involved with Kevin through Nicky?)

    Nice to see how Jack met Miguel. I figured it was from work rather than at the clothing store so that was interesting.

    Overall I thought it was a good start to Season 4.
     
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    ThePennyDropped

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    I enjoyed the House reunion, even though I don't expect the characters to ever interact.
     
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    Regina

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    I think Jack inherited Toby's sense of humor!
    But where are Kate and Toby? Wouldn't they be at his concerts? Wouldn't all/part of the family be at his concerts? Hmmm...we better see some interaction with some of the family in future eps!
     
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    dthmj

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    I think they did a good job of hiding the fact that blind Jack's story line was in the future. It was similar to the twist at the end of the pilot. I was specifically looking for clues as to when the various story lines might be taking place, and yet they still got me. Looking back, it now makes sense why the waitress described the restaurant as "one of those diners that will never change". They were messing with us. :)
     
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    have watched every episode the first 3 seasons but gave up after 15 minutes of ep 1 this week. I'm done with the show, has grown stale
     
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    Regina

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    Lol-this family seems to travel all over the place at the drop of a hat! But you do have a point-:D
     
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  10. Sep 28, 2019 #10 of 152
    Cainebj

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    I found it difficult for the premiere episode to primarily focus on new characters.
    I was waiting for them to reveal at the end how they all fit in (and that was a long wait).
    It's actually a strong device to expand the show because we now have a whole new set of people who have entered the world.

    Interesting fact that I found out the next day -
    the actor playing the blind baby Jack grown up - IS ACTUALLY BLIND!
    I thought he did an amazing job.

    I also have to say my favorite moment on any TV of late is the one here when the puppy jumps off the couch by the window and in the next shot he jumps on the bed full grown. THAT was some awesome film making right there.
     
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    This is Us was actually the last 4 network TV show that I had a onepass for (other than some reality show staples) . The past 10 years I have gone from maybe having 20 network TV onepasses to zero. Streaming originals are where it is at (especially foreign shows) , along with the best HBO and Showtime shows. Just read network TV premiere week had record low ratings. RIP network TV :(
     
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    I was also kind of confused in the beginning (or at least halfway through) the episode but, knowing how this show works, I hung in there and caught most of it. The rest has been filled in here. Thanks to all for that! :)
     
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    Robin

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    (Two episodes have aired but I've only watched the first.)

    Or Nicky's child.

    Although I odds are you're right.

    I had the reverse problem. I kept thinking all the unknown characters were in the future. Cassie as Kevin's daughter (with addiction!) and Malik as Deja's son. I was one for three. :D

    That was a fun twist on showing the passing of time.

    There's probably a thread for that but this isn't it.
     
  14. Oct 2, 2019 #14 of 152
    Mikeguy

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    (OP, perhaps I don't understand the rules for a general season thread, but shouldn't the thread title here be modified to note spoilers? The thread is chockful of them, without any spoiler tags.)
     
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    Mikeguy

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    Perhaps I was suffering from a lack of patience, but I also quickly grew tired of so little of the original cast being in the episode, apart from mom and dad--but I'm glad that I stuck through the episode to the end and the reveals--it really was an aha! discovery ending (well, multiples).

    The singer son/grandson: such a charmer, and I see so much of his grandparents' (Jack and Becka's) charm in him.
     
  16. Oct 2, 2019 #16 of 152
    Robin

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    It's a thread about season four. As such there are spoilers for the episodes of season four which have aired.
     
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    Mikeguy

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    Yep, I understand that--but I didn't see that as the general operating procedure in the "Now Playing" section, for general (as opposed to specific episode) threads (maybe I just missed it or misunderstand). Others seem to be interpreting (or misinterpreting) similarly, as the "The Rookie" thread (not titled as containing spoilers) recently attracted spoiler or near-spoiler posts and it was suggested to carry those over to individual episode threads, where plot turn, etc. discussions are the norm.

    edit: I guess that I just found this in the guidelines: "If you are posting a published article or just a general discussion about a show/actor/director, and it contains spoilers for anything that has happened in the current season, please put the word 'spoilers' in the subject line."
     
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  18. Oct 2, 2019 #18 of 152
    hummingbird_206

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    I think it's unnecessary for "Spoilers" be in the title for a season thread. But if you feel strongly about it then feel free to report the post and ask the mods to add the word to the title.

    eta: If you're talking about your Rookie thread, it's not titled as a season thread.
     
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  19. Oct 2, 2019 #19 of 152
    Mikeguy

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    I'm just leaving it up to you to do as you see fit, your privilege as the thread's owner/originator. ;) Personally, I avoid show threads if I'm not caught up, for this reason. I just thought that someone could wander in here and see a whole lot that wasn't expected.

    (I guess that the guidelines could make more clear the situation with season as opposed to episode threads--I was interpreting season threads more as "general discussion" threads, but I now see your distinction with the "The Rookies" general thread.)
     
  20. Oct 2, 2019 #20 of 152
    Robin

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    Season threads are certainly not general discussion threads. They're for discussion of that season as it airs.
     
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