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On Brotherhood — ‘This is Us: Brotherly Love’

Sometimes we don’t see things as they are — we see them as we are.

Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) in This is Us: Brotherly love.
Photo: 20th Century Fox Television

Sneaky — that’s what the latest episode of This is Us was. But many of the show’s episodes are like that. They pretend their sole purpose isn’t to make us bawl our goddamn eyes out — as if they weren’t designed to tap into our individual, sacred, beautiful yet hurtful family…

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Akos Peterbencze

Akos Peterbencze

Freelance Grinder. Staff writer at Looper. Bylines: Paste Mag, Humungus, and more. You can find me tweeting about pop culture at 2 AM (@akospeterbencze)