This Is Why ‘This Is Us’ Is Such a Hit

1. This is Us is inclusive of race, gender, age, body shape, sexual orientation, and even time. We all come from somewhere; This is Us represents the power of family, the love from which we derive strength in taking on life’s various challenges. But also that, we have the agency to become whom we want to be, independent of primary institutions—as demonstrated by Jack and Rebecca. The show highlights making one’s own fortune through the innate human need for connection and truth.

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