For those of you looking for a tv drama that tugs at your heart strings from all angles, this is the show for you.
The pilot opens up with Jack, (played by Milo Ventimiglia) and a very pregnant Rebecca (played by Mandy Moore) in the year 1980. Rebecca is carrying triplets and goes into labor very early on Jack’s birthday. The show then fast forwards to the present day introducing the viewers to three siblings; Kate, Kevin and Randall. You begin to see how all three lives are intertwined. Kate, is struggling with her weight, Kevin is an actor known for his role as “The Manny” and Randall who has found his biological father. You don’t make the connection that all three are siblings yet until the episode rewinds back to 1980.
The pilot ends with the introduction to the “Big Three”; the nickname given by Jack and Rebecca.
This episode is a preview of what you will see in the future episodes as you follow all three siblings and learn more about Jack and Rebecca’s relationship; struggles and all. You will definitely need a box of tissues for this one. A