5 Reasons To Watch 'This Is Us'

5 Reasons To Watch 'This Is Us'

"This Is Us" is much more than just a television show.

NBC's This Is Us took primetime television by storm with its family dynamic and heartwarming nature. If that isn't enough to get you to watch it, here are some more reasons to get you hooked.

1. To relate to a show

This Is Us reminded me so much of my relationship with my parents and my sibling. Being able to relate to a show and know what they are feeling is enough to hook a person immediately. Get ready to get extremely attached to the characters in just the pilot.

2. To have a good cry

This show will leave you with tears, both happy and sad, streaming down your face. This Is Us is painfully heartwarming. If the episode titled Memphis doesn't leave you ugly crying, are you even human?

3. To learn forgiveness

A common motif in the back of almost every episode is forgiveness. You'll witness forgiveness of lies, abandonment, adultery and so much more. This show doesn't hold back.

4. To learn something about yourself, your life and your relationships

This Is Us will leave you texting your significant other to never drift apart or die. You'll want to hug your parents tighter, lover your sibling(s) harder and believe in yourself a little deeper.

5. To never underestimate the power of a television show ever again

This Is Us is much more than just a television show. It's life, love, family, friendship and loss all wrapped into one perfect series. The lessons you take away from each and every episode are only positive ones. William taught me to soak up every moment because one day you'll be old and they'll be harder to hold on to. Kate taught me to believe in myself, no matter how hard the climb is. Randall taught me to let love overcome anger. Kevin taught me to never give up and that I am worth more than some people might think. The list goes on and on.

If you haven't seen This Is Us, you are truly missing out on a masterpiece. Do yourself a favor and binge watch the first season. I promise you will not regret it.

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My stepdad has done any and every thing for me. From when I was little until now. He was and still is my go-to. If I was hungry, he would get me food. If something was broken, he would fix it. If I wanted something, he would normally always find a way to get it. He didn't spoil me (just sometimes), but he would make sure that I was always taken care of.

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2. Life lessons.

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.

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So, dad... thanks. Thanks for being you. Thanks for being awesome. Thanks for being strong. Thanks for loving me. Thanks for loving my mom. Thanks for giving me a wonderful little sister. Thanks for being someone that I can count on. Thanks for being my dad.

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