Discussing ‘This is Us’ (not this blog)

24 Jan

Back in October I did a post about This Is Us, curious about what other adoptees felt about the new series, what they thought, how triggering it was.  You can read that brief post here and read the comments if you’re interested.

I still haven’t watched the series.

I have found a better way to keep up without having to decide to watch and invest those hours in viewing it.  Two of my favorite adoptive parents have done a podcast series on the show.  Parents, who not only have listened to what adoptees have said, all sides of the adoptee experience, and seem to not only get it at a visceral level that there will be many different reactions from minimal to hard about processing having two families, and aren’t threatened by it either.

Worth the time to hear how they see the series.

‘This Is Us’ Recap: Season 1 Catchup  recaps episodes 1 – 10 in just over 30 minutes.

‘This Is Us’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 11 again, just 30 minutes.

‘This Is Us’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 12 again, just 30 minutes.

ABM and Mimi are looking for adoptees to join the conversation, give input into series and their reactions to the series itself.  Your voices are welcome, they aren’t into pushing back, just listening and learning.  You can leave a comment on the Podcast page here or on the Add Water and Stir facebook page.



Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Adoption, adoptive parents


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4 responses to “Discussing ‘This is Us’ (not this blog)

  1. Nara

    January 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    We’ve just started watching it as it’s early on in series one in the UK. I can’t read American stuff about it though as they’re so far ahead!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. licensedtoparent

    January 27, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    The show isnt perfect, but i think it is good, and opens conversation. Besides just the adoption topic, there are a lot of relatable things in it, that make the show “likable.”


  3. L4R

    January 27, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Overall, I like the show. The adoption reunion storyline is sometimes put into too tidy of a bow. It introduces ideas from an adoptee’s point of view but, as with most issues on TV shows, wants to settle things quickly.

    I’ll definitely watch it for now. Once Randall’s (Randall is the adoptee) father is no longer on the show, I’m not sure if I’ll continue to watch. The adoption piece is my favorite part of the show.



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