Learn more about your fave characters on "This Is Us".

Here's a reason to look forward to "Super Sunday" Feb. 4, even if you are like me and could care less about "The Big Game" between New England and Philadelphia.

NBC is presenting a new episode of "This Is Us" after the final whistle and post-game trophy presentation.  The network commercials promoting the show say it will "answer all the questions" that viewers have about the Pearson family.

I doubt that is true, because if you're a big fan of the hit series like I am, you probably have different questions about each character than I do.  And, seriously, if the network answered "all the questions", what would be left to watch in the future?

I am looking forward to this upcoming episode MUCH more than "The Big Game" for many reasons.  I actually care about this family.  I know it's a fictional family, but they remind me of own family when we were growing up in Canandaigua. Your family and mine each had it's own drama, and the writers and characters on "This Is Us" somehow tap into the dynamics we've all gone through.

The writing is on target, and the acting is special.  Whether it's the adult actors, or the kids who portray the younger Pearsons, they are all excellent.  If you haven't caught on to this phenomena yet, here's a little prep on some of the characters.  And if you're already a fan, you'll learn more about your favorites below.

Heads up for Sunday Feb. 4: football games tend to run longer than expected, especially on the day of the NFL Championship with all the hoopla surrounding the game.  So make sure your VCR is properly set with added time so you don't miss a second of the real drama of the big day on "This Is Us"!


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