I wasn't sure at first if I was going to watch it, but I absolutely love the new NBC drama This Is Us. Not to be too spoilery, but it's about three siblings who grew up in Pittsburgh and we see their lives then and now. It's very character driven and one of its stars, Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate, is making waves with what her contract for the show has in mind for her character. 

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Kate has always had weight issues and in the pilot of the show, we see her step onto a scale and she becomes sad and frustrated. She takes her sorrows and she attends an Overeaters Anonymous meeting where she meets Toby (Chris Sullivan). Okay, I'll stop! Metz said recently losing weight is part of her contract for the show. She says she's doing it for the "right reasons". Honestly, and I think a majority of the audience would agree, Kate needs a story line that takes her weight out of the equation.

In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at Tuesday night's Thanksgiving episode.