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THIS IS US -- Pictured: "This Is Us" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

This is “This is Us,” unfortunately

There is an audience for a show like “This is Us.” They’re the type who cry during Nicholas Sparks movies. Honestly, they’re probably buying premiere tickets in advance for every single Nicholas Sparks movie.

The pretty good place

Within the first 10 seconds of “The Good Place,” main character Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) reads this message: “Welcome! Everything is fine.” It’s a message that rings incredibly true to the quality of the show itself.

“You’re the Worst” is back and meaner than ever

Although technically considered a romantic comedy, “You’re the Worst” is doing everything it can to dismantle the clichés of the genre it occupies, mainly by exploring the very real flaws of its main characters — Gretchen Cutler (Aya Cash) and Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere).

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