14 Undeniable Reasons Why Randall Pearson Is The Best Character On 'This Is Us'

14 Undeniable Reasons Why Randall Pearson Is The Best Character On 'This Is Us'

Sorry not sorry, Jack Pearson.
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Before we begin: READ NO FARTHER IF YOU DO NOT WANT "THIS IS US" SPOILED FOR YOU.

You have been warned.

Alright, so I know what you're thinking. 'How the hell can Randall Pearson be the best "This Is Us" character? Jack Pearson is obviously the best!' Which, yes, okay, you're not wrong. Think of it this way: Jack had is own struggles and was just as flawed as his wife and children. And to put it plainly: Jack isn't around anymore. We may still be able to watch him in the past, but "current" life is still carrying on without his physical presence, as much as it hurts to admit.


Randall has all of the good qualities of his father, just with a dose of insecurity thrown in. This helps him easily knock Kevin, Kate and Rebecca out of the running.

Kevin has, unfortunately, made himself into a bit of a passive villain throughout the show thus far, with his treatment of Randall as kids and his inherent selfishness.


Kate, while a solidly independent woman, has allowed her insecurities to take over her life, affecting her relationship with her family and Toby.

I don't think I have to explain much about Rebecca: By attempting to "protect" her family, which she arguably didn't want in the first place, she caused all of them a world of unnecessary pain. I think you see where I'm going with this.

That being said, here are 10 reasons why Randall Pearson is the best character on "This Is Us":


1. His relationship with his father


2. He's married to possibly the greatest human on Earth: Beth


3. His excitement over the thought of eating burgers in bed



4. Despite what Kevin put him through as kids, Randall is still there for him...


5. ...but he was never afraid to stand up to him when he wasn't being treated right


6. His very real fear of upsetting his mother


7. He loves his job, even though no one really understands what he does


8. He and Beth have the most adorable children in the world


9. And let's not forget how cute he was as a kid


10. He's not afraid to tease his siblings when they bring a significant other home


11. His competitive streak


12. His incredible capacity for emotion...


13. ...and his incredible ability to forgive


14. The fact that when it came down to it, he really just needed some assurance from his father (even if it was fueled by and accidental high)


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Yup, the tough one. My stepdad has taught me things that I would have never figured out on my own. He has stood beside me through every mistake. He has been there to pick me up when I am down. My stepdad is like the book of knowledge: crazy hormonal teenage edition. Boy problems? He would probably make me feel better. He just always seemed to know what to say. I think that the most important lesson that I have learned from my stepdad is: to never give up. My stepdad has been through three cycles of leukemia. He is now in remission, yay!! But, I never heard him complain. I never heard him worry and I never saw him feeling sorry for himself. Through you, I found strength.

3. He loved me as his own.

The big one, the one that may seem impossible to some step parents. My stepdad is not actually my stepdad, but rather my dad. I will never have enough words to explain how grateful I am for this man, which is why I am attempting to write this right now. It takes a special kind of human to love another as if they are their own. There had never been times where I didn't think that my dad wouldn't be there for me. It was like I always knew he would be. He introduces me as his daughter, and he is my dad. I wouldn't have it any other way. You were able to show me what family is.

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