TV Corner: This Is Us

promotional image for the NBC television show 'This Is Us,' featuring the primary cast

We haven't had a This Is Us thread in almost a year (!), so I thought it was definitely time for another one, especially after that Super Bowl episode.

I don't want to spoil anything, since there have been such big developments recently, so I'll save my discussion for comments.

Just two questions:

1. The same question I had last year: Do you think the show writers actually think Toby is a nice guy, or do they know they're writing a textbook Nice GuyTM?

2. Is This Is Us actually (intentionally or otherwise) a parable about the fetishization of whiteness and maleness in the patriarchy actually destroys everyone, including white men?

Have at it in comments!

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