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Old 02-02-2018, 05:21 PM
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This Is Arse again? The last time you watched that you got all depressed.
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:33 PM
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I get depressed every time I watch it, sum1. Everyone does.
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:33 PM
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Then why do you watch it?
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Because it's also very emotionally moving and touching. The characters and storylines are compelling and you end up falling in love with them. Even though bad things happen they pick themselves up and go forward.
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:37 PM
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It's sentimental.
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:57 PM
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It's sentimental.
Well, I did show you those videos of Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson on the show. That's just one example.

Here's the episode that's got everyone really upset. The ending of the last episode and the promo for the one coming up.





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Old 02-02-2018, 06:02 PM
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Thanks. I just watched it. Still sentimental. And the music really rams that home.
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:12 PM
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You're welcome. And yes, the music and the performances really go get to you. I know it seems weird to like something that makes you cry, but it also reminds you you're human.
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:18 PM
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Yeah, but it's not real enough. I think it was James Joyce who said the sentimentality is having a feeling without having to pay the price. The emotions in This Is Us come to easy, too pat, they're not for real. For real would require a little more restraint and hardness.

You really should pay attention to what LightYears said:
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sum1 wouldn't like that show. It's too sappy and sentimental for him.
She was right.
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:29 PM
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Yes, I know that LightYears said that. But I just posted what I was watching because this is the thread to post that stuff on. And you just asked me why I watch it and I told you.
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:31 PM
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Alright, it just seems you've been trying to convince me to like it.
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:34 PM
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No, no, just explaining why other people like it.
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:52 PM
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OK. That's a relief. I thought I was beng expected to convert to liking it.
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:55 PM
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No, sum1. I merely stated that I was watching Riverdale and The X-Files, and that I was also going to watch This Is Us after the Super Bowl. And you asked me what the big deal was, and I just wanted explain it as best I could. If it helps you understand a bit why so many people watch it then that's good. Better that than you thinking it's some type of mass hypnosis.
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I wasn't just talking about this discussion. This discussion was a continuation of our previous discussion of the show on the OT thread
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