Brothers and Sisters..the t.v. show.

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    Mar 08, 2009 5:15 AM GMT
    I just watched this for the first time tonight and am thinking this may be one of those stellar underrated programs.

    Sally Field still looks damn fine in a pair of jeans like she did 24 yrs ago in Murphy's Romance.

    Is this show worth watching?
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    Mar 08, 2009 5:37 AM GMT
    I love it...acting is amazing. Its one of the shows i look forward to. I gotta admit though, at the end of some episodes, i kinda get this urge to give my mom a huge hug. Defintiely recommended by me icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 08, 2009 6:36 AM GMT
    It's my favorite show after Desperate Housewives.

    Even now after a couple of seasons that story line hasn't gotten tiring or boring, and it's not too full of unrealistic twists and turns.

    I'd definitely recommend it.
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    Mar 08, 2009 7:20 AM GMT
    On my tivo list....love watching it. Sally Fields is great!
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    Mar 08, 2009 7:30 AM GMT
    So, I like watching it. But I had this moment once where there was some big argument about the gay dude's husband being mad at him for buying him a 1.7 million dollar home, and I realized how absurd and and verging on surreal this television program was. Why do I care about these people and their issues? Oh because I'm escapist, and that boy is damn cute...

    Better than some of the other stuff out there... but that isn't saying much.
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    Mar 08, 2009 1:57 PM GMT
    While it is a decent show, inconsistent writing and frequent employment of contrivances makes it not quite a favorite for me.

    Just because they want to exploit the creepy on-screen chemistry between Dave Annable and Emily VanCamp (who may or may not be dating in real life), I did not like how the writers switched gears two seasons in and made Rebecca not quite a Walker. Then they had to go and introduce Ryan Lafferty, as if there weren't already enough Walkers to go along.

    Does Robert ever spend any time in Washington? And for someone who made a career in politics, Kitty does not seem to remember that Robert has responsibilities to fill as a Senator, and not just as Kitty's husband and baby daddy.

    Can the Walkers be any more self-involved? There is always some gargantuan issue facing each of them every week, and they all choose to face the problem by excessive drinking (except for Justin, who's a druggie instead). This usually leads to impulsive and stupid decisions (Tommy putting Holly in charge of Ojai, Kevin going to work for Robert etc) that turn out to be plot devices to advance the story. Then they'll blurt out every insane or hurtful thing that comes to their minds, totally ignoring the fact that they are grown-ups, especially Nora. It's not surprising they don't seem to have any friends.


    I do agree that it is very well acted. Kudos to Sally Field and company for making such ridiculous characters believable. The disastrous Walker parties and teleconferencing are hilariously enjoyable, but there are less amusing ones now that they have to keep the story's 437,928 different storylines going.
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    Mar 08, 2009 2:26 PM GMT
    I love this show.

    Every time there is a family get together (for whatever reason), you just know it's all going to end in tears. The dialogue in those scenes is often so good that you miss half of the really funny stuff.

    Yes, it is contrived in places, but then so are most telly shows these days. The Law & Order franchise is a perfect example. If I am watching that, I know that anyone accused of the crime in the first fifty minutes of the show is clearly not guilty. It all gets solved neatly (usually with a hasty confession) in the last ten minutes.

    At least the Walker family disfunction is nicely written.
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    Mar 09, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    Simply said...
    The Show is AWESOME!
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    Mar 09, 2009 7:49 PM GMT
    Great show! I like the family get-togethers. Everyone seems to hate them, but how many families actually do this anymore! Also they at least talk about their feelings and thoughts. All to often, now days, we complain, but never really deal with what is bothering us. Good show!
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    Mar 10, 2009 12:42 AM GMT
    I love it. And some people may complain about the family dinners, but it is great to have your mother want to invite you over for dinner.

    And Sally Field, hands down, is the best actress ever. She is just great.

    All of the actors and actresses do an amazing job. Great casting.
  • Teacherguy

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    Mar 10, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    its one of my guilty pleasures for sure..i love that its about characters who aren't doctors or cops and nothing every seems to blow up cept their tempers....i never miss!
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    Mar 10, 2009 12:47 AM GMT
    I used to be absolutely addicted to it and it was a purely guilty pleasure, but I no longer watch it because someone ruined the appeal -- I just have no interest in watching it anymore because of him.
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    Mar 17, 2009 9:11 AM GMT
    One of my favorite shows and I have a limit of about 3!! - others being Desperate Housewives and 24. Great writing, acting, ok and Kevin's husband Scotty's hot as is Justin LOL This show often is so engaging and tugs at your heart strings - I mean I sometimes get a little "verklempt" (see Coffee Talk with Linda Richman)-- and then I think, geez this is just a TV show!

    I've had a crush on Sally Fields since i was a kid at some point!
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    Mar 18, 2009 4:19 PM GMT
    Brothers & Sisters is IMO one of the best shows on TV. I've had a crush on Rob Lowe since Church Lady spanked him on SNL "Thank you Church Lady, may I have another?!" and since he did Bad Influence. There are a good bunch of other hot guys on there too.
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    Mar 18, 2009 8:44 PM GMT
    I love this show! I got hooked on it right when it came out and have consistently watched it since then! I don't love any of the characters, but the show as a whole is great!
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    Mar 18, 2009 8:51 PM GMT
    It is one of the only truly "adult" shows on network TV. I love the cast, love the story lines. Funny enough, the only irritating character is Kevin!! icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 18, 2009 9:04 PM GMT
    It is one of the best shows on TV. Very smart writting.
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    Mar 18, 2009 9:12 PM GMT
    I love it--you should definitely watch it from the beginning to get all the character development.

    Yes, the situations are contrived. But then again, weren't they on every episode of "Friends"? I think we tend to feel Dramas have to be more realistic than Comedies. It's just an escape--roll with it.
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    Mar 23, 2009 2:24 AM GMT
    O.K. I've been watching this show for the third time now. More or less have everyone figured out except one guy.

    Who is the young guy about 17yrs old that appeared and seems to be scoring with the blond teenybopper?
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    Mar 23, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    He's another illegitimate child of William Walker. So, he's another Walker child.
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    Mar 23, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    So this is a little incestuous because the blonde teen is also a Walker love child right?
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    Mar 23, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    Yeah, I think it is a good show worth watching. I have been watching it and Heroes since they came on the air.
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    Mar 24, 2009 4:10 PM GMT
    26mileman saidSo this is a little incestuous because the blonde teen is also a Walker love child right?
    No, the "blonde teen" thought she was a Walker but ended up she was not, that's why she'd dating the youngest Walker kid (Justin), they are no longer half brother/sister. It's sort of a bizarre show for sure. But I do think Rob Lowe is still a hot man .