A Million Little Things – Season 1 – REVIEW

I can’t believe how much I’ve enjoyed this show. I was very excited when I saw the preview back in Summer 2018 and I thought it would be a “This Is Us” type show, but it’s so much more.

There’s an element of mystery to it that keeps me coming back episode after episode.

In my first impression review I wrote:

… I was entertained. It was not nearly as emotional as “This Is Us” but this is not just focused on friendship and family. It’s a more soap-opera version of NBC’s hit that does not only involved feelings but there is a mystery component to it.

A Million Little Things – s01 ep 01 – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE

And to be honest, I changed my mind. It’s not a soap-opera version of This Is Us. It’s just as emotional but with lots of mysteries and the tension of a thriller.

But you connect with all the characters, you understand the motives behing their actions and their complicated relationships with each other.

I especially loved the Rome and Regina’s storylines: his battle with depression and the uphill struggles with his career and Gina’s dream of opening her own restaurant.

They have a great relationship and they support each other. It immediately comes to mind the sexual assault storyline that broke my heart and Rome’s on-and-off the pills journey.

I identified with some of the things Rome has said about depression and it made an impact on me.

Another couple I’ve loved is Maggie and Gary. She is so amazing and strong and soft. I absolutely love her character. And Gary as well! He puts up this comedy facade to hide his feelings but he is the kind of person that loves hard and passionately.

And we can’t forget Eddie and his beautiful relationship with his son and the more complicated one with his wife Catherine.

Oh and Delilah and her two children Sophie and Danny. I respect Delilah so much. She managed to keep her family together despite her husband committing suicide. Sure, she is pregnant with Eddie’s baby, a piece of news which they have decided to keep a secret.

Danny’s coming out story was also a highlight of the season. I cried with him and it was such a well-executed.

What I love the most about the show is the unconditional support they all have for each other. There are disagreements and fights, but in the end, they all show up for one another.

It’s a big extended family that came together because of a faulty elevator.

The mystery part of the show is also interesting. After Jon’s death, things start to unravel, especially regarding him and his double life nobody knew about. His friends begin to see a different side of him that doesn’t really coincide with the man they knew and loved.

A man with secret apartments and business deals that eventually put his own family in jeopardy.

The Ending

First of all, don’t worry. It has been renewed for a second season, which will probably premiere in the fall of 2019.

But I was left a little bit surprised at the 9/11 plot. I don’t want to seem cynical, a pain in the ass or insensitive but This Is Us with Vietnam and this one with 9/11?

And to be honest, I’m pissed off at Jon. He seemed to be all for family and friends and yet, they didn’t know him. His wife didn’t even know why they named their daughter Sophie!

And the fact that the teen Rome connects with during Maggie’s surgery turns out to be Barbara Morgan’s son is hilarious. I get that they are all connected but COME ON!!! WHAT ARE THE CHANCES!!!

Speaking of Rome, I knew this was going to happen. There has to be come tension between the couples on the show, for some reason.

Long story short, he wants to have kids and Gina doesn’t. I’m interested to see how they are going to develop this storyline in the future. Hopefully, it won’t be a cliché.

Delilah goes into labor the fact that Eddie isn’t there is sad. The whole pregnancy thing is sad. But he is busy rekindling his marriage with Catherine. I don’t know what to think about this entire situation.

Overall, I really really like the show. I can’t help but compare it to This Is Us, but as I’ve said numerous times, I can’t seem to connect with the characters and that some of their emotions seem fake. But so far, I’ve connected more with the cast of A Million Little Things than the This Is Us one.

(Aside from the Beth epidosde, which had me in tears.)

Have you seen the show? What do you think will happen in season 2? Which character do you identify the most with?

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3 thoughts on “A Million Little Things – Season 1 – REVIEW

  1. My mother and I watched this and really enjoyed it. The first couple episodes didn’t grab me but I’m glad I kept watching because I came to look forward to it every week.
    As you said, we can’t help but compare it to This Is Us, but while TIU has these underlying themes of family and happiness and reality, I think A Million Little Things’ only lighter side is in terms of friendship because the rest of it is pretty dark and dramatic. I also don’t know how relatable it is. I agree that there are several upcoming storylines that seem a bit cheesy and may get cliche, so I Hope season 2 doesn’t slack off in storytelling (*cough*Riverdale*cough*).
    As much as my mom and I liked all the characters, I stayed extremely mad at Delilah and That Guy Who’s Name I Don’t Remember Oops because they were cheating and throughout the season continued to make dumb choices regarding their relationships.
    I think I read that S2 will still be about Jon’s death and the 9/11 thing but the main mystery will be something different and I have no idea what it could be, but I’m looking forward to its return!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I really appreciate your insight!
      I agree with what you said about how relatable the show is and you’re right!
      I am also looking forward to season two and given that I wasn’t the biggest fan of season 3 of TIU, this show was rather nice to watch.
      Yeah, let’s not talk about Riverdale. As a fan, I’m giving up on the show making any sense.
      I’m really looking forward to seeing how they’re going to develop the storylines.
      Again, thanks for commenting!


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