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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2009
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  • Summary: A football player returns home after his brother becomes wheelchair bound.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Randee Dawn
    80
    What is surprising, though, is just how watchable and amusing Brothers is, even if it doesn't break new ground.
  2. Brothers is funnier than many African American sitcoms before it, and much better (what isn't?) than 'Til Death, with which it will be awkwardly paired beginning next week.
  3. 63
    Those writers would be wise to boost her material and cut the jokes about Carl Weathers' dad's early Alzheimer's. But on the plus side, they do make good use of Mitchell. As for the show's personable star, he's not yet an actor, and Brothers wisely refrains from pushing him past the limits of his talents. But the show's not quite using all of his talents, either.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    50
    A peppy but mediocre sitcom.
  5. Brothers starts with a noble idea: Bring two estranged adult brothers together by forcing them to live in their parents' house again. It just doesn't quite achieve either poignance or real comedy.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    While the idea doubtless looked good on the chalkboard, Brothers turns out to be all game plan, and no game.
  7. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    25
    I suppose you could say that the show has admiral goals--to pay homage to the art of the insult, and to break new ground in paralysis humor--but it's uncomfortable to watch

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