Career Days

THIS IS US: The First Season

Content: -2 Discretion advised for adults.
Air Date:11/01/2016

What You Need To Know:

“Career Days” is the sixth episode of NBC’s series of THIS IS US. Randall struggles with his identity after learning William, his biological father, is musically gifted. From childhood, Randall is shown to have been incredibly intelligent, and his job as a business commodity trader reflects his mathematical abilities. After learning about William’s talents, Randall tries to use his daughter’s Career Day at school to exhibit his own artistic side. Meanwhile, Kevin struggles with his acting because he hasn’t processed his feelings of grief and loss after his father’s death. Finally, Kate takes a job as a personal assistant but learns there was a secret reason for her hiring.

“Career Days” broaches the subjects of grief and loss and also addresses the struggle that parents with teenage children often experience. Kate, Kevin and the daughter of Kate’s boyfriend all struggle with learning how to communicate their feelings without pushing away their loved ones. “Career Days” has a morally uplifting theme stressing the value of the parent-child relationship, but there’s some foul language and sexual references, so caution is advised.


(BB, LL, S, A, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Strong moral worldview with an emphasis on the value of family, marriage, and children, the value of the parent-child relationship is emphasized;

Foul Language:
Six obscenities and nine profanities;

No violence;

  A couple falls back on a bed kissing, and it’s implied they have intercourse, a woman mentions engaging in sexual relations, and several couples kiss;

  No nudity except for a woman shown wrapped in a towel;

Alcohol Use:
  Mild alcohol content with several men shown drinking beer;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Lying, anger, disrespect.


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