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Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 5:20AM EDT
This Is Us isn’t a particularly good television show, but it’s an excellent pressure release valve
Todd VanDerWerff wonders why the NBC drama turns off some TV critics, while its massive audience keeps tuning in. He has come to the conclusion that This Is Us is "one of the most necessary shows in America right now," especially in allowing viewers to release their emotions and cry. "There’s a subset of Americans who overvalue our stoicism, who see it as projecting a kind of calm, steady strength to those around us, and to the rest of the world when all of that stoicism combines into a national aggregate," he says. "But This Is Us is about the dangers of not feeling your feelings, about what happens when you bottle everything up and repress it. What’s more, it wants to give its audience a safe space every week to feel those emotions, to process their own grief and sorrow and even joy. All of the things I don’t like about it aren’t flaws. They’re the whole point."
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Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 4:57PM EDT
This Is Us stars made 3D-printed copies of their SAG Award trophies to distribute to the child cast
Milo Ventimiglia joined his cast at SXSW in reflecting on the massive success of This Is Us. So far, he said, his one concern is that is that the show "gets kicked in the teeth at every awards show we've been to." So when the cast did win a SAG Award for outstanding performance at an ensemble, Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore took their trophies to a 3D printing store to make six replicas for the show's child stars. "It wasn't the real statue but also, from mom and dad, wanted them to know hey, we love you guys and you should have a representation siting on your mantel," said Ventimiglia, with Moore adding, "You're just as much a part of this as everybody else."
- Mandy Moore: "I’m really proud to be part of a show that is so inclusive, during such a divisive time in this country"
- Susan Kelechi Watson: "It’s nice to have these episodes where it’s, not necessarily lighter, but it’s happier. It’s joyful"
- Ventimiglia hopes fans seeing Old Man Jack in his 70s will "maybe soften the blow a little bit"
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 4:08PM EST
This Is Us executive producer: “The plan is we’ll be seeing even more of Jack”
Milo Ventimiglia will appear on tonight’s episode and in the rest of the series, according to executive producer John Requa. “The plan is we’ll be seeing even more of Jack. We’re not putting a period on anything,” he says. Requa also recalls the “almost four days” it took “just to shoot that one little sequence” to open the post-Super Bowl episode. It was particularly difficult because they shot the sequence in the mountains away from everybody in an effort to maintain secrecy “We had to build a house out in the middle of nowhere up in the mountains,” he says. “We also shot at the actual house and we had to make it seem like it was seamlessly in one place. It was quite an undertaking. It was feature-film-level undertaking.”
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 3:25PM EST
Mandy Moore says the This Is Us cast is “tremendously relieved” to know how Jack died
“I think all of us are tremendously relieved,” Moore said on Today. “Milo (Ventimiglia) and I have known since the very beginning — not all of the specifics around how he passes away. But it’s nice to pop that bubble a little bit and now we can move forward with the show and answer more pressing questions as well.”
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Mandy Moore said she watched This Is Us’ Super Bowl episode with the cast last night, “and I’m still not okay”
Moore revealed her reaction to the Super Bowl episode via her Instagram Stories.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 12:21AM EST
Here are 13 women who could’ve hosted the Golden Globes instead of Seth Meyers
In response to Forbes praising Meyers as “a feminist host" for the Globes, Fast Company offers a rebuttal, arguing that top female stars like Kristen Bell, Ellen DeGeneres, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones could’ve easily hosted next year’s Globes.
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Posted Saturday 9/02/17 at 3:23AM EDT
Mandy Moore is sporting a black eye and stitches after she was hit with a shower door handle
“Real talk: how does a girl get rid of a black eye pronto?” the This Is Us star asked on Instagram