This Is Us: A Father's Advice
October 1, 2017 3:12 PM - Season 2, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Randall and Beth debate a big life change; Kate takes the first step in pursuing a new passion; Kevin balances the demands of his career and relationship; Jack and Rebecca deal with the fallout of their big fight.
posted by lunasol (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My hot take: Beth is the best and Toby needs grow up.
posted by lunasol at 3:12 PM on October 1, 2017

OMG, thank you lunasol. I have never liked Toby; even the limo/nursing home bit from season one made me think he was pushy and controlling and ridiculously self-involved. I don't always hate him, but I hate the way he is with Kate.

And as much as I love this show (and it's a lot!), when I stop and think about which characters I care the most about, I realize that the only ones I'd actually want as my friends are Beth and Randall. Beth's "Well, now I feel like a bitch," (from the episode where we learn William's been sneaking off to feed his cat so as not to aggravate the little one's asthma) made her the show's standout for me. I want to meet her for lunch!
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 7:02 PM on October 1, 2017

Yeah, Toby is way too pushy, and I don't want Kate settling for him.

I loooooooove Beth. Hearts drawn all over the page.
posted by ktkt at 9:44 PM on October 1, 2017

i did not cry during this episode. it was close, but i did not.
posted by numaner at 10:22 AM on October 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I actually think Toby is kind of the worst and have for a long time. And it concerns me that the writers seem to think he's great for Kate, just maybe needs a few tweaks.

Oh well, they can't all be Beths!
posted by lunasol at 11:12 PM on October 2, 2017

I think Randall and Beth are the Gallant to every other relationship's Goofus on this show. I like the other actors, and I think there is overall a good balance of good intentions and believable mistakes in the Pearson family, but I, like everyone else it seems, am here for Randall and Beth.
posted by the primroses were over at 5:51 PM on October 3, 2017

« Older Halt and Catch Fire: Who Needs...   |  The Exorcist: Janus... Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments