NBC's "This Is Us" is one of the most riveting, meaningful, and outstanding shows to grace television.

This Is Us matters for a plethora of reasons. First and foremost, it tackles countless issues that families across America can relate to in one way or another. Adoption, race, marriage, identity, self-esteem, and the impacts of various decisions are some of the central themes of "This Is Us."

'This Is Us' life-changing milestones

The pilot episode begins with Jack and Rebecca preparing for a life-changing milestone of becoming parents to triplets. While Kevin and Kate are safely born, the third baby dies during the pregnancy.

Jack and Rebecca are understandably devastated until they see Randall, a black baby who was left outside and brought to the hospital by a concerned police officer. From the moment Jack lays eyes on Randall, he knows Randall was always meant to become his and Rebecca's son.

Although all these major events occur within the very first episode, it drives home an important message: Sometimes, amazing things can happen in our lives in the most unexpected ways. Throughout the show, the lives of Kevin, Kate, and Randall are explored, as are their relationships with Jack and Rebecca.

Moreover, the writers of "This Is Us" do an absolutely outstanding job of linking the parallels between the characters' childhoods and how various events still impact the three siblings even as adults. As a child, Kevin had issues with his father, yet as an adult, he misses the good times.

Kate, on the other hand, greatly struggled with her weight and wanting to fit in, something that carried over to her life as a grown-up and her relationship with her boyfriend Toby who also happens to be overweight. Finally, there's Randall who was always curious about his biological parents, why they seemingly didn't want him, and where he came from. Randall later goes on to find his real father and he and his wife, Beth chose to adopt a troubled 12-year-old girl named Deja.

What can viewers get from watching 'This Is Us?'

"This Is Us" has a message for everyone. Each character brings an interesting and thought-provoking element to the show. Furthermore, each episode divulges into new topics that are very critical, yet often overlooked in real life. Jack, Rebecca, Kevin, Kate, Randall, Beth, Deja, and other characters are relatable, multi-dimensional, and inspirational. Not only does "This Is Us" walk viewers through the unique journey of life, it also leaves viewers thinking afterward.

This Is Us airs on Tuesdays at 9 PM EST on NBC.