Ron Cephas Jones
Centered on characters who share the same birthday, the story follows several decades in the lives of Jack and Rebecca Pearson. As the plot unfolds, it traverses numerous timelines, and intertwines the stories of people whose lives connect in unexpected ways. Filled with memorable performances from its acclaimed cast, it is a smart, poignant dramedy.
2) Dog days
A group of people in beautiful, downtown Los Angels who have absolutely no connection to one another are seemingly brought together by their lovable pet dogs in surprising ways that teach them valuable and inspiring lessons about life and what it means to have a dog. They hilariously interact with one another as their lives become intertwined in unforeseen ways and develop new and exciting connections that will last a lifetime.
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An African-American family living on the South Side of Chicago comes into a sudden financial windfall, the potential uses of which divides them bitterly.
Chronicles the Pearson family across the decades, from Jack and Rebecca as young parents in the 1980s to their 37 year old kids Kevin, Kate and Randall searching for love and fulfillment in the present day. This grounded, life affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in people's lives impact who they become, and how the connections they share with each other can transcend time, distance, and even death.
The story is told through the eyes of teenager Miles 'Pudge' Halter, as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with Alaska Young and finds a group of loyal friends. But after an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his friends attempt to make sense of what they've been through.