randal hill

Addiction theme on NBC Family drama THIS IS US

This is us is about family. Is about peoples virtues and flaws. But also is very recurrent the addiction theme. 

Confirmed ones :

Addiction for drink /alchool Jack

Addiction for food Kate

Addiction for perfection Randall

Addiciton for drugs William

 my theories:

Addiction for attention Kevin 

Kevin´s life choices are always based in getting attention because when he was a kid and a teen he felt ignored by his parents and felt randall stole the parents attention - he became a model, than a actor, in school he was popular and a Jock, he cheated on Sophie. When he appears in Randalls hes always trying to be the central piece always talking a lot and moving around like it is his own house. This is all based in seeking attention.

Addicton (fear of being alone) to have company/someone

I think Rebecca have fear of being alone because she at first didnt want kids and marriage life, but stayed with Jack knowing he wanted this kind of life, she married Miguel after Jacks death, she saw how alone and miserable her mother was because the dad didnt pay attention to her and her mother , she wanted fame and being a singer, fame is like a way of not being alone because everyone wants to be with you when you are famous and finaly she was scared to death of loosing randall.

This Is Us is so important. I was thinking about the scene where William and Randall were drinking from what used to be a ‘whites only’ fountain. That was so powerful. People be trying to act like segregation (and.other.shit) happened SOOOO long ago. William lived through that. William was a boy when those fountains were 'whites’ and 'colored’. He was sharing that memory with HIS SON. He and Randall are a generation apart.


“When am I gonna get my big break ?”
                    Jack Pearson - Anywhere you want