‘This Is Us’ Fans Are Randall-Obsessed — Here’s How They’re Getting Their Fix During the Break

The fall finale of This Is Us hit fans earlier than expected this year—Nov. 29, 2019—so they are in severe withdrawal of their favorite characters by now. In the critically acclaimed series, Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) have three children. We see the parents and ‘the big three’—Kate (Chrissy Metz), Kevin (Justin Hartley), and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) throughout over six decades of their life. 

One particular favorite is Randall and his relationship with his wife, Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson),—who are #couplegoals. Luckily, fans have discovered another way to get their Randall-fix while the show is on hiatus. Let’s take a look at how.

Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown as Randall | Ron Batzdorff/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

What fans are saying about the Amazon Prime ‘This Is Us’ gift

On Dec. 6, 2019, the streaming service, Amazon Prime, dropped the entire third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (MMM). In episode two, they bring in Brown, who plays Reggie. From the moment viewers meet him, it is evident they were given a fantastic Randall gift.

“I saw him in a trailer, and my heart freaked out,” wrote one Reddit user. “This show already has me in every way, but seeing [Brown] in MMM‘s cute AF color scheming and outfitting was the absolute cherry on top.”

Fans cannot stop talking about how exciting it is to see Brown in the third season of MMM.

“YES!” agreed another fan. “I was so excited! I screamed, ‘RANDALL!!’ and then laughed at myself.”

Viewers are screaming because it is such a treat to see Brown in something else. The timing of the series drop could not be more perfect since This Is Us is on break until Jan. 14, 2020.

What type of character does Brown play in ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel?’

Brown plays Shy Baldwin’s manager, Reggie, who will stop at nothing to help his musician client get ahead. He does not take any shenanigans and he is fiercely loyal to his friend. Viewers will see plenty of Randall shining through in Brown’s performance. 

“I’ll be by his side when he draws his last breath unless I get there first,” Reggie tells Susie. “I would lay down my life for him,” Brown shows off his serious-Randall tone.

Reggie and his client go way back. They were childhood friends, and now he is extremely protective of him, in an overbearing kind of way.

Fans will see that Reggie has many similarities to Randall as they watch MMM. He safeguards his friend, just like Randall takes care of his mother, Rebecca. Viewers will be happy with their Randall-fix if they stream MMM during the This Is Us break. 

What other shows or movies could viewers stream right now to see more of Brown?

Since there are only eight episodes of MMM available to stream and Brown is only in seven of them, viewers might want to find something else to help them get their Randall-fix.

“He’s great,” wrote yet another Redditor. “I recently noticed him in Masters of Sex as I was bingeing a couple of weeks ago. I’ve loved his work since he helped deliver Pamela’s twins on a pool table in Army Wives, haha! I’m so glad he’s making the rounds, I really enjoy his acting.”

There are a few other shows that fans might want to stream in the interim as well, including The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Brown stars in all ten episodes as Christopher Allen Darden, co-prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. 

On the big screen, Brown is the voice of Lieutenant Destin Mattias in Frozen II; he plays Ronald in Waves and is the voice of Gary in the Angry Birds Movie 2. Those should hold you over until This Is Us returns on Jan. 14, 2020.