‘This Is Us’ Fans Bash ‘Unrealistic’ Series: Claims Pearsons Are ‘Rich People With a Perfect Life’

Some This Is Us fans took issue with several key plot points on the NBC family drama ahead of its penultimate episode titled “The Train.” They took to social media to call the series “unrealistic” and claim that the Pearsons are “rich people with a perfect life.”

The cast of 'This Is Us' Sterling K Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, and Chris Sullivan
Sterling K Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, and Chris Sullivan | Joe Pugliese/NBC

The Pearson clan has been the heartbeat of six seasons of ‘This Is Us’

The Pearson clan has been the core of the NBC series throughout its six seasons.

Although others have attempted to break into their close circle, including spouses, lovers, and friends, the core family unit has always been front and center.

Its members include matriarch Rebecca (Mandy Moore), Jack (Milo Ventimiglia), Randall (Sterling K. Brown), Kate (Chrissy Metz), and Kate (Chrissy Metz).

However, other extended family members have profoundly impacted the clan.

These include Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson), Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge), Toby (Chris Sullivan), Miguel Rivas (Jon Huertas), William (Ron Cephas-Jones), Nicky (Griffin Dunne), and Madison (Caitlin Thompson)

Some viewers have bashed the series calling it ‘unrealistic’

A promo for “The Train” shows Rebecca Pearson with her family gathered at her bedside to say goodbye on “This Is Us.”

Throughout the series’ history, fans have praised This Is Us for many of its storylines.

These include Rebecca’s cognitive decline and episodes dealing with Randall’s anxiety.

The NBC show has also explored other vital topics, including adoption, pregnancy loss, death, and addictive behaviors.

However, some viewers do not agree, claiming “unrealistic” storylines are depicted on the show.

In a Reddit thread titled “I love this show, but it’s unrealistic,” some fans took issue with how the family has handled Rebecca’s long-term care.

“It just is how rich people with a perfect life care for their parents, not the typical viewer,” wrote one viewer.

“Most people don’t have the financial resources for 24/7 nursing care for their loved ones,” they continued.

“Super rich people build their ailing parents a house and hire 24/7 help to care for them,” wrote a second viewer.

However, other fans believe the story of the Pearson clan doesn’t veer that far off from reality.

“Right, a drama, not a documentary. The problem is, some people might think it is this easy and neat and tidy. I don’t have the energy or need to be offended by how sanitized or unrealistic this is because it’s not real,” claimed a third viewer.

“It’s a TV show, not reality TV,” penned a fourth This Is Us fan.

How many episodes remain left of ‘This Is Us?’

Only two episodes remain of This Is Us ahead of the series finale.

On May 17, the series will air “The Train.”

This installment will feature the Big Three and their extended family members preparing for Rebecca’s death.

Already seen in flash-forward scenes are Randall, Nicky, Kevin, Toby (Chris Sullivan), and Kevin’s children, Nicky and Franny.

Also present are Deja (La Trice Harper), Tess (Iantha Richardson) and Annie (Iyana Halley), Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson), and Edie.

Other characters likely to appear are Kate, Phillip (Chris Geere), and their children, Jack (Blake Stadnik) and Hailey (Adelaide Kane).

However, it appears some characters from Rebecca’s past will also be featured.

These include (William) Ron Cephas-Jones and her late husband Jack (Milo Ventimiglia).

An Instagram selfie evidences this with the two actors dressed in character and posted on Apr. 27, 2022.

The final episode is titled “Us.”

NBC has not yet released details regarding that episode.

This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

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