Brothers & Sisters : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 24, 2006
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27

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Critic Reviews

  1. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    38
    The show wants to mix in big themes (politics, money) with a family soap opera, but it just feels bloated and vague. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
  2. 38
    A clutter of clunky dialogue that sucks the life out of [Flockhart] and other usually skilled actors.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    The show seems as if it desperately yearns to be a worthy companion to "Housewives" but lacks the requisite bite, despite political references meant to feel edgy that prove mostly banal.
  4. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    30
    It's the sort of talky tedious drama that is far less intelligent than it clearly thinks it is.
  5. 20
    If you're looking for the deep emotional truths that the creators of ABC's would-be heart-tugger imagine they're after, well, pro wrestling might be a good choice.
  6. 10
    Not a single note in the premiere of "Brothers & Sisters" rings true.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 170 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 98
  2. Negative: 16 out of 98
  1. veeb.
    May 18, 2007
    9
    well done dysfunctional family drama. nice cast.
  2. KenH
    Sep 26, 2006
    9
    The first show had a lot of exposition, which is necessary with a big cast/multi-storied undertaking. I'm very hopeful that the seasoned The first show had a lot of exposition, which is necessary with a big cast/multi-storied undertaking. I'm very hopeful that the seasoned professionals on this show will make this appointment viewing. Full Review »
  3. Dec 17, 2016
    10
    I've watched this series back and forth many times. So much drama without being a soap. There are also many hilarious moments.

    Good
    I've watched this series back and forth many times. So much drama without being a soap. There are also many hilarious moments.

    Good characters, storyline. One of the best TV shows I have ever watched in my life. Too bad there are so few many TV shows that come close to B&S (Parenthood is fine, but doesn't hit the mark like B&S does.)

    The first few seasons are better than the later ones.
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