This Is Us “Pilot
The Pilots and Petards Podcast! The podcast with nothing much ado about aircrafts, and potentially everything ado with first episodes of a filmic series. Join us today as we cast judgement on the immensely popular family drama this is us will be hoisted, or not hoisted: as always that is the question!
- Petard = bomb
- Hoist a pilot = bad episode
- Not hoist a pilot = good episode
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Background: All three of your hoisters have watched at least the first season.
Summary: The intergenerational story of the Pearson family unfolds as Rebecca and Jack are expecting triplets. This storytelling jumps from the date of their birth and 36 years later as we see a successful business executive find his biological father who left him at a fire station all that time ago, and a brother and sister living in Hollywood dealing with fundamental unhappiness and dissatisfaction with life. Grabs you kleenex this story gets real and tugs those heart strings!
High Points: 3 Dimensional Character Development; brisk efficient storytelling with a ton of showing and not telling; and past/present story telling.
Alyssa Low Points: Using Wikipedia to misleading the viewers; Kevin; and the dialogue getting dangerously close to sappy and corny.
Crabman Award: by split decision the Fireman
MVPs: Dr. K and the death scene.
Dangling Threads of Interest: white people adopting black kids and the eating disorder anonymous scene.
Watch or Rewatch: two yeses and a no.
To Hoist or Not to Hoist?: super solid not hoist
Quest for the Best/Worst: Click here to see the full list and the new #2!
- Major Dad
- Black Panther
- A Walk to Remember
Next Week: Rick and Morty
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