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 Jack Pearson / ... (27 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Rebecca Pearson / ... (27 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Randall Pearson / ... (27 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Kate Pearson / ... (27 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Kevin Pearson / ... (27 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Beth Pearson / ... (27 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Toby Damon (27 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 William Hill (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Miguel (20 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Tess Pearson / ... (18 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Annie Pearson / ... (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Young Kate / ... (15 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Young Kevin / ... (15 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Sophie (14 episodes, 2017)
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 Young Randall / ... (13 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Teen Kevin / ... (11 episodes, 2016-2017)
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Rebecca Pearson once had a difficult pregnancy with triplets. The resulting births occurred on the same day as her husband Jack Pearson's thirty-sixth birthday. The lives of Rebecca, Jack and their three offspring - Kevin, Kate and Randall - are presented at different points in time. The Rebecca and Jack stories generally take place during the early stage of their marriage, surrounding the birth of the three children, or at different phases of the children's upbringing, which was not always smooth sailing for any of the five. Separate stories concerning Kevin, Kate and Randall are also presented in their adult years, each who has his or her own baggage resulting from that upbringing: Kevin who was generally the neglected one because he had no outward issues; Kate who has always had weight issues; and Randall, the gifted one, being the visible outsider and being the "non-K" child. These stories may demonstrate the emotional ties that exist not only because of being family, but also ... Written by Huggo

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This is real. This is love. This is life.

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Ken Olin (Executive Producer) and Timothy Busfield (Director) worked together on Thirtysomething (1987). See more »

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Best Pilot in ages. (Spoilers)
21 September 2016 | by (Edina, MN) – See all my reviews

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First I am a hard person to fool. The Village. Figured it out. Many others. The Sixth Sense and Fight club got me and that's why I love them. I love to be taken down a path and then realize everything wasn't as it seems.

When the fireman lit the cigarette I realized it was 1980. But I still didn't get that those three would be raised together until the nursery with the knit onesies. I'm good at this stuff and the acting and characters blew me away that I wasn't looking for it.

Best Pilot ever. IMHO.

Then I thought. Well they can't do that every episode because if you are looking for twists you find them. If I was told there was a twist at the end, I would have figured it out (everyone's birthday on the same day, etc). But the fact one was black and the other two were twins threw me. PLUS the fact one was "Ryan Gosling" body and the other was overweight threw me that they were twins. Both played on stereotypes which I Loved they made us look into ourselves a little.

So where does the show go from here? It has a great premise. Dual time lines. You can do a lot with that. Have stories play out with flashbacks to tell a larger story (ala Lost). The casting was nailed with exceptional talent. I was interested in every character. They even nailed it by casting Simon and Simon vet Gerald McRaney. He was the glue that MADE that story line click. He speech on the chair was Emmy worthy. I hope he is a regular cast member and explore his wife's death and the death of his one child.

I'm hooked for at least season one. No need for twists. The dual time lines and great characters is enough for me. They can bounce all around in the 80s when the "triplets" are 4 or 10 or 15. triple time lines or more. Milo and Mandy can be made to look older and cast kids to play the parts at different ages. So much room to explore. I predict a good 4-7 year run.


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