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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 26, 2018
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  • Summary: After a friend (Ron Livingston) ends his life, his friends Gary (James Roday), Eddie (David Giuntoli), Rome (Romany Malco), Maggie (Allison Miller), Regina (Christina Moses), Ashley (Christina Ochoa), Delilah (Stephanie Szostak), and Sophie (Lizzy Greene) come together in this drama fromAfter a friend (Ron Livingston) ends his life, his friends Gary (James Roday), Eddie (David Giuntoli), Rome (Romany Malco), Maggie (Allison Miller), Regina (Christina Moses), Ashley (Christina Ochoa), Delilah (Stephanie Szostak), and Sophie (Lizzy Greene) come together in this drama from D.J. Nash Gary. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Sep 26, 2018
    80
    It's a story well-acted and well-told, its cast folding together like fingers in a glove.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Sep 19, 2018
    70
    If you believe in the treacle-down theory when it comes to NBC’s rip-roaring success with “This Is Us,” then you’re ready for ABC’s drama about the emotional entanglements of a group of four Boston men (Ron Livingston, Romany Malco, David Giuntoli and James Roday) feeling all the feels that bros can feel when their best bro jumps from his skyscraper office balcony in the middle of a workday, without leaving a note. A Million Little Things comes on a tad too strong in its setup.
  3. Reviewed by: Kelly Lawler
    Sep 25, 2018
    63
    Call it feel-bad feel-good TV, or uncomfortable comfort food. And, more often than not, Things is a little comforting.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 24, 2018
    50
    It's a good ensemble, but the whole exercise feels too conspicuously like a throwback to a certain kind of ABC drama that, frankly, has seen better days, and which has begun yielding diminishing returns.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Sep 25, 2018
    50
    The soapy drama turns out to be a bit too much, and if that’s what the creators think is necessary to sustain the show, it might hint at structural flaws that a TV series can’t overcome.
  6. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Oct 10, 2018
    40
    Projecting male sensitivity through drama scripts seems to be a difficult task for any writer who isn’t Shonda Rhimes, but this series is an example of how not to do it, in that it links men having feelings to crisis and misery. Relationship ennui and marital bed death are low-key obstacles here, but even worse is the way the premiere capitalizes on the disconnect between the four main characters and the wives and girlfriends in their lives.
  7. Reviewed by: Margaret Lyons
    Sep 25, 2018
    30
    The show at once romanticizes and minimizes suicide, which is something art sometimes does. But even worse, it’s all in the service of a slog of a story about irritating and unspecial characters. ... A Million Little Things never finds its way to an authentic moment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Oct 21, 2018
    10
    This is a show that we need now days it's fantastic one of the best shows of the fall I truly have fallen in love with the friends of the showThis is a show that we need now days it's fantastic one of the best shows of the fall I truly have fallen in love with the friends of the show each of them are special in their own little way I totally recommend it to anyone else looking for the feels without the family Dynamics of this is us Expand
  2. Sep 26, 2018
    10
    Powerful and poignant and a million times better than This Is Us which is pure schmalz that is unintentionally funny in its over the topPowerful and poignant and a million times better than This Is Us which is pure schmalz that is unintentionally funny in its over the top melodrama. I didn't expect to like this but truly do consider it to be extraordinary television. The NY Times televsion critic hated this show and claimed it romanticized and essentially trivialized suicide. I couldn't disagree more. While the story shares some similarity to the movie, The Big Chill, A Million Little Things is far, far better Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2018
    8
    The collection of actors make this very watchable stuff. Sure, some of it's corny, and the mystery element might eventually wear thin, butThe collection of actors make this very watchable stuff. Sure, some of it's corny, and the mystery element might eventually wear thin, but I'm hooked for now. Expand
  4. Oct 6, 2018
    4
    Overall sporadic tone shifts contribute nothing significantly important about suicide or friendship that this series is supposed to tackle.Overall sporadic tone shifts contribute nothing significantly important about suicide or friendship that this series is supposed to tackle. Therefore, the series ends up to be another failed replica of This is Us. Just like HBO's Here and Now failed back in February. Expand
  5. Sep 26, 2018
    3
    Laugh Out Loud mellow drama. My wife watched this and she laughed harder than I did after a while. The show is trying SOOOOO hard it'sLaugh Out Loud mellow drama. My wife watched this and she laughed harder than I did after a while. The show is trying SOOOOO hard it's actually funny. It felt like both a premiere and a hamfisted finale at the same time. "Everything happens for a reason" would be a great drinking game. Expand
  6. Oct 8, 2018
    3
    With such a great cast how can this show be so boring. I couldn't even keep interested in the show it was so all over the place. The twistsWith such a great cast how can this show be so boring. I couldn't even keep interested in the show it was so all over the place. The twists aren't even that good. I literally kept looking to see how long was left in the episode. While it is a touching story it just couldn't keep my attention and while some drama fans may love it its just not for me. Expand

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