The second season of This is Us, the tear-jerking smash-hit drama continues, with the Big Three – triplets Kevin, Kate and Randall Pearson – embarking on scary new ventures.

While it might look like actor Kevin (Justin Hartley, pictured above) has hit the big time in LA, shooting a movie with Ron Howard, he’s terrified at the thought of returning to The Manny, the ludicrous sitcom that made him famous, for one last episode.

Randall and Beth wrestle with the thought of adopting, and Kate tries to pursue a singing career in the shadow of mum Rebecca.

This Is Us - Season 2

Milo Ventimiglia as Jack

Back in the 1980s timeline, dad Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) struggles with 
his drinking – is this another of This Is Us’ tantalising but annoying hints at the tragedy that will hit the Pearsons?

Schmaltzy, sure, but so addictive.

TV Times rating: ****