Last year’s breakout series, This Is Us, struck emotional chords week in and week out with its storylines about love, loss, joy, pain, and all the little things that make us human. Some moments brought laughter, and others brought tears, but it would be difficult to find a single viewer who wasn’t moved by the NBC drama. While the cast and crew of the show felt like they were making something special, it’s taken a while for them to realize the full impact of their work. In fact, Susan Kelechi Watson, who plays Beth Pearson (Randall’s wife) on the show, says she didn’t really get a full appreciation for what they were doing until the first season was finished shooting.
This Is Us begins its second season Tuesday, September 26 on NBC.