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'This Is Us' — 5 Things That Have Changed as Beloved Series Goes into the Fifth Season

Rebelander Basilan
Jun 28, 2020
06:30 P.M.

Fans were impressed by the season four finale of "This Is Us," which aired last March. Here are five things that changed in the family comedy-drama television series after the pilot.

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In recent years, "This Is Us" has one of the ground-breaking and well-structured pilots seen on television. The show used numerous feelings that permitted viewers to get hooked into the lives of the Pearsons.

According to Screen Rant, here are five ways things changed in the show, which premiered on NBC in 2016, after an extraordinary pilot episode.

Chris Sullivan, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore, Dan Fogelman and Sterling K. Brown of "This Is Us" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 11, 2020 in Pasadena, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Chris Sullivan, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore, Dan Fogelman and Sterling K. Brown of "This Is Us" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 11, 2020 in Pasadena, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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THE SHOW'S FACTS

The pilot starts with a fact. It discusses a curiosity discovered in Wikipedia, for example, a tidbit about how many individuals share the same birthday around the world. But this detail is eliminated in the rest of the episodes.

The contemplative viewpoint that viewers are expected to relate to is kept. In any case, this first piece appeared on screen didn't become consistent.

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THE FUTURE OF REBECCA AND JACK

Viewers of the series just consider Rebecca and Jack as a couple starting their lives as parents during the pilot. The next episodes and seasons then uncover significantly more of their lives later on.

After the pilot, fans hopes to see Rebecca and Jack in their nearly 70's. Nonetheless, they just get the opportunity to see Rebecca, with an extraordinary cosmetics that makes actress Mandy Moore look simply like she ought to in her old age.

The second season broke a lot of hearts when the passing of Jack was shown because the audience didn't anticipate that one of the primary characters should be dead later on.

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Chris Sullivan, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson during the NBC Universal Press Tour on January 11, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images

Chris Sullivan, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson during the NBC Universal Press Tour on January 11, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images

MANY TIME JUMPS

The pilot episode ordinarily shows a lot about the story that is going to develop. In "This Is Us," viewers didn't expect so many time jumps in between episodes.

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The pilot only shows the pregnancy in the last stage, the babies, and the grown-up triplets. The next episodes, however, continually jumped in time. It shows various stages in the childhood of the siblings, with no specific order.

"Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Justin Hartley as Kevin, Chrissy Metz as Kate. | Photo: Getty Images

"Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Justin Hartley as Kevin, Chrissy Metz as Kate. | Photo: Getty Images

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JACK AND REBECCA'S MARRIAGE

The pilot episode shows a couple of newlyweds, who are beginning another stage. Love is consistently apparent between Jack and Rebecca, but their marriage will have many good and bad times.

Throughout the years, their relationship changes. The two of them dislike a few things. However, they can put their kids first at the same time.

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APPEARANCE AND COSTUME

Fans can't notice a lot of difference in the costumes in the pilot. However, in future episodes, the actors have changes in their physical appearance.

These changes can be seen, particularly in Moore and Milo Ventimiglia. The actress has a wardrobe that ranges the 70's.

Her makeup gives her the appearance of 66 years as well. For his part, Ventimiglia changes the way he dresses, and there are changes in his grooming too.

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The season four finale of "This Is Us" was aired on March 24, 2020. As reported by Glamour, creator Dan Fogelman was already working diligently on the upcoming season.

On a call with reporters, Fogelman said that he'd written the season premiere for season five. "There's something big that happens," he added. "We have our entire plan mapped out for seasons five and six."

Meanwhile, Good housekeeping reported that the season five of the hit series will probably not return until September 2020.

The viewers ought to expect a primary topic of the next season to be "birth and rebirth." The outlet also reported that season five is the second to last season of the series.

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