This Is Us: The Family Drama India Deserves But Never Got

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This Is Us: The Family Drama India Deserves But Never Got

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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hen the crime-thrillers and stand-up shows are over and done with, all of us settle into nighttime TV, wearing our pyjamas and holding a bowl of comforting noodles, wanting nothing more than to pig out on highly emo family drama. It’s the only thing that can truly satisfy the soul. For everyone who has ever sat in their PJs and longed for family feels, NBC has bestowed us with This Is Us. The show, which was nominated for the Best Drama TV series among all top categories at last night’s Golden Globes, walked away with the Best Actor honour.

This Is Us looks a lot like a typical family drama on the surface but it’s anything but typical. Its stylistic story-telling technique embraces past and present narratives, but the soul of the series does not lie there. It lies in how even an abundance of love is sometimes not enough.

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