Brothers & Sisters : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 24, 2006
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 170 Ratings

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  • Summary: Anticipated more for its cast than its original premise, this soapy drama follows the lives and loves of members of a wealthy California family.
  • Genre(s): Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. 80
    A network series potentially good enough to be on HBO.
  2. 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.
  3. Despite cast changes, rewrites, and producer musical chairs, this brainy soap checks in with promise.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    50
    The good news is that "Brothers & Sisters" isn't even remotely a disaster. The bad news is that it isn't even remotely a success either.
  5. "Brothers & Sisters"... has all the traditional themes of unhappy marriage, unmet parental expectations, unexpected financial chicanery and (possibly) unfaithfulness. It deals with them convincingly, though not with any great depth or insight.
  6. Based on the first episode... we're talking predictable prime-time soap.
  7. 10
    Not a single note in the premiere of "Brothers & Sisters" rings true.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 98
  2. Negative: 16 out of 98
  1. 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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  2. ChrisN
    Jan 30, 2007
    10
    I agree with Amber B.... This is definately the best show on television to this date (next to the dearly departed Buffy) The acting is I agree with Amber B.... This is definately the best show on television to this date (next to the dearly departed Buffy) The acting is amazing, and the characters are so real) Expand
  3. BruceT.
    May 23, 2007
    10
    The highlight of my TV year. Sally Field is absolutely brilliant!
  4. humbertov
    Oct 1, 2006
    9
    Great TV show!, I wonder why is it aired on ABC and not in HBO...
  5. 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. Collapse
  6. BradN
    Sep 24, 2006
    7
    thought it was a bit predictable, but I like how there are signs of actual current events. the infuse of political differences in a family is thought it was a bit predictable, but I like how there are signs of actual current events. the infuse of political differences in a family is a nice twist. Expand
  7. TTyler
    Jan 11, 2007
    0
    Ridiculous contrived setup with a lousy cast.

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