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THIS IS US S5 E5 A LONG ROAD HOME 😊

THIS IS US is back! I commend the show for working COVID into the plot, but it’s not working. From awkward scenes of characters by themselves to missed opportunities where masks should be worn, it’s taking away from the weekly downstream of tears.

The mid season premiere focuses on Kate regaining her power, yet the show struggles to tell a powerful story for her (even if it is topical). While Randall’s story has repeat themes, he has become the lead hero. Audiences should be asking themselves daily #WhatWouldRandallDo.

Here’s hoping this season focuses more on Randall in 2021.

It is available on Peacock and NBC.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud stepparent and dad joke enthusiast.

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