Please tell me someone else on here is watching this incredible show. @Strawberry PopTart Fan, I think you mentioned that you're also watching it!
I've finished season 1 this week and I'm just blown away by the quality of the writing and acting.
For those who haven't seen it yet: the show is about a young couple and their three children (one adopted). It constantly switches between past and present. In the past you see the young parents (played by Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia), and in the present you see their children in their 30s (played by Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley and Sterling K. Brown).
While there's always at least one scene that makes you cry in each episode, there are also many, many beautiful moments that just make you smile.
The writing is so emotionally raw and powerful. It's the type of writing that makes watching the scenes feel voyeuristic, because the moments are so personal and real that you feel you shouldn't be watching them.
And the acting, oh the acting.
Chrissy Metz (Kate Pearson): I hadn't heard of her before, but she's just amazing. I love that there's a kick ass overweight character on TV. Her Golden Globe nomination this year was so well deserved.
Justin Hartley (Kevin Pearson): I'd known Justin from Smallville and a very brief appearance on Castle. He's wonderful in this and it's lovely to see him in something very different.
Sterling K. Brown (Randall Pearson): STERLINGGGGG! Big fan of his ever since I watched "The People vs. O.J. Simpson". What an outstanding actor he is. And he also seems like THE sweetest man on earth. I just heart him.
Mandy Moore (Rebecca Pearson): I'd seen Mandy in a few movies. Her first film "A walk to remember" is one of my all time favorites but man, I was blown away by how far she's come as an actress. I had no idea she had this in her locker. She still has a beautiful voice, too.
Milo Ventimiglia (Jack Pearson): Seen Gilmore Girls of course but I've always *l o a t h e d* his character Jess, so it's really nice to see him play someone I really like. And he's wonderful as Jack.
I cannot wait until this show is back from hiatus. Haven't been this excited about TV in a long time.