By the way it sounds, he might become your least favorite character on the show considering Kate's most recent events.

Photo Credit: KARE 11

I was absolutely hooked after the first episode, and it's only gotten better from there. But now that there's a local connection to the show, well, that makes someone like me even more dedicated.

Eden Prairie native Adam Bartley will soon be a part of the mega-hit NBC drama 'This is Us' that debuted this fall.

Adam plays 'Duke'... who's described as this kind of bad boy/cowboy that works at a ranch that Kate just so happens to visit, and... well let's just say he's going to stir things up a bit!

In an interview with KARE 11's Belinda Jensen (see below) Adam talked about why he thought this show is so popular right now in America:

 

Now in case you missed it, I wrote a blog about how much I LOVE this show back in November. Since then, I think I've introduced another 4-5 friends to it, and now they're just as obsessed as they've all binge-watched it over the holidays to catch up to last weeks second-half premiere.

I, for one, am very excited to see Bartley introduced as 'Duke' very soon on "This is Us"!

**Thanks to KARE 11 for the video & photo