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This Is Us - Season 2. Justin Hartley as Kevin
(Image credit: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

Last week, This is US saw Kate, Kevin and Randall celebrate their 37th birthdays, now Jack must faces his demons after his fight with Rebecca

The second season of This is Us, the tear-jerking smash-hit drama continues, with the Big Three – triplets Kevin, Kate and Randall Pearson – embarking on scary new ventures.

While it might look like actor Kevin (Justin Hartley, pictured above) has hit the big time in LA, shooting a movie with Ron Howard, he’s terrified at the thought of returning to The Manny, the ludicrous sitcom that made him famous, for one last episode.

Randall and Beth wrestle with the thought of adopting, and Kate tries to pursue a singing career in the shadow of mum Rebecca.

This Is Us - Season 2

Milo Ventimiglia as Jack

Back in the 1980s timeline, dad Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) struggles with his drinking – is this another of This Is Us’ tantalising but annoying hints at the tragedy that will hit the Pearsons?

Schmaltzy, sure, but so addictive.

TV Times rating: ****

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As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.