A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents.
"This Is Us" touches and melts the hearts of millions. It'll be hard to unseat the series as the top tearjerker on TV. The show holds a fresh rating of 92 percent and an audience score of 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of publication. "This Is Us" is going strong, and many critics called "A Million Little Things" a ripoff with not as much depth. Deadline's Dominic Patten wrote back in September.
After a summer that saw the loss of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, suicide is a subject with more cultural poignancy than ever. Yet, starting out with the choice by Ron Livingston’s character to end his own life, this September 26-debuting drama created by DJ Nash doesn’t go much further that trying to find a version of NBC’s Dan Fogelman-created This Is Us‘ sweet spot for the Disney-owned network, as I say in my video review above.
Honestly, in seeking to investigate the depth of friendship the way that Emmy winner and ratings-buster This Is Us dives into family, A Million Little Things instead sprawls in a million different directions and blows almost a million opportunities while balancing on the precipice of sheer soap. From what I’ve seen, with its death, cancer, betrayal and more, the series starring Livingston, James Roday, Stephanie Szostak, Lizzy Greene, Grace Park, David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses and Christina Ochoa has a lot of emotions flying around, but not much to grab onto.
Below is the synopsis of "A Million Little Things," per IMDb.
A group of friends become motivated to living fuller lives after the unexpected death of a close friend.
"A Million Little Things" is ABC's answer to NBC, and Entertainment Weekly's Derek Lawrence wrote back in September that show could be TV's next big tearjerker. The show is still going strong with an audience score of 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, so he was right.
Since the cast of A Million Little Things cries making the show, they think you’ll do the same when watching the new ABC drama.
“It’s a tearjerker if you connect with these stories,” says Christina Ochoa, before costar Grace Park interrupts, “If you have any heart.” Concludes Ochoa, “Exactly. We cry making it.”
Ochoa and Park are part of the tear-inducing ensemble drama that follows a group of friends who rethink their own lives after one of them dies unexpectedly.
Many of the stars tell EW that there was one meaningful reason to be a part of A Million Little Things. “I’m a firm believer that life is pointless without a clear sense of purpose,” says Romany Malco. “I saw this as a great opportunity to use this huge platform to open up the dialogue about introspection, purpose, and depression.”