I wanted to share a TV show I’m currently loving. Every Tuesday, at 9pm EST, my roommate and I park ourselves in front of our TV to tune into This Is Us. It’s one of the best shows I’ve seen in recent years. Sure there are good shows, but this show qualifies as one of my top shows. It’s beautifully written, and so powerful. It touches on a lot of really important issues, but does so with integrity and care.
One of the issues I find particularly important is the attention to how mothers talk about weight and self image in front of their children, especially their daughters. I think women begin to feel insecure and inadequate through media perceptions of beauty, but in a lot of ways, mothers are at the forefront of how young women should see themselves. You’ll have to watch the show to see how this issue is addressed, but the fact that the show is addressing it makes it a win for me!
I also love that each episode has a mini-twist that is reasonable, unexpected, and speaks to something more than just plot development in the show!
So, if you’re looking for a new show, I recommend catching up on this show, and then tuning in on Tuesdays!