The criteria for making someone cry is pretty objective. But, ‘This is Us’ is a kind of show that will make everyone sit with a box of tissues before they start watching it. It is the story of Jack and Rebecca Pearson, and their three children, as they try to deal with their personal issues while maintaining a complicated relationship with each other. While this could’ve been like any other drama/family series on television, ‘This is Us’ made itself better by choosing to tell the story non-linearly. And honestly, this is what made it stand out.
Now, you have to keep in mind that ‘This is Us’ is one of kind show. I mean, I stormed my brain and couldn’t think of any other show that came close it. But, with Season 3 being nowhere near, if you miss a little bit of family love, or need to have a good cry assisted with some heart-warming moments, here’s the list of TV shows similar to ‘This Is Us’ that are our recommendations. You can stream some of these TV shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
12. How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)
Alright, it’s a comedy show. BUT, it is more than just some silly jokes about a group of friends. One of the good things about ‘HIMYM’ was its way of storytelling. While the story progressed linearly, there were hints of the future that we were given in the early episodes. There were things like the yellow umbrella, the pineapple incident, and other small connections that surfaced throughout the nine-season run of the show. And while it is mostly heart-warming, there are some teary-eyed moments, too.
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