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. 75
    TV desperately needs a straightforward drama that explores family dynamics without some imposed gimmick, and Brothers & Sisters could just be the show to fill that bill.
  2. The promise of grown up storytelling is alluring. This is a series to watch to see if it grows.
  3. 70
    Meeting the Walker clan and getting a glimpse at their personal lives... is like being led to a table of tantalizing appetizers. Even as you take a sample of these introductory delights, you’re wondering whether the main course will live up to your expectations.
  4. 75
    Once "Brothers & Sisters" gets started, it works, and it works well.
  5. 75
    With fun, familiar faces like Field, Flockhart and Griffiths on board, attending a family reunion with the Walkers every Sunday could be a lively, entertaining way to end the weekend.
  6. There are precious few signs of trouble or uncertainty in the polished, instantaneously seductive finished product on display in its first episode.
  7. 80
    A network series potentially good enough to be on HBO.
  8. Despite cast changes, rewrites, and producer musical chairs, this brainy soap checks in with promise.
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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