Brothers and Sisters

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    Oct 29, 2009 5:49 AM GMT
    I popped into JB Hi Fi today to get the new Star Trek movie, and I seen a series Brother and Sisters, that I had never heard of before, and since it has Sally in it, I got the first season. I'm enjoying it. I find the relationship between the Republican, and her Democrat mother funny.

    Not sure about the gay brother, but I think the pill popper is hot.

    I loved the party when Mom (Sally) let it known she knows about her dead husband mistress, who was there.

    Entertaining. I'll have to get the next two seasons now.
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    Oct 29, 2009 6:25 AM GMT
    Oh...the drama keeps getting better and better. Stock up on tissue paper...one tends to get teary eyed more than they'd like. Follow it up with grey's anatomy and you're bound to be suicidal by the end of it all. (J/K)
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    Oct 29, 2009 6:39 AM GMT
    One of my favorite shows. The actors and actresses are good. The family dynamic is good. I love the show.
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    Oct 29, 2009 8:14 AM GMT
    nysexy saidOh...the drama keeps getting better and better. Stock up on tissue paper...one tends to get teary eyed more than they'd like. Follow it up with grey's anatomy and you're bound to be suicidal by the end of it all. (J/K)


    You know it's not a normal thing for me to cry over a movie, or TV series unless it involves animals; not to say I'm not ever moved. So I would be surprised if I need tissues; but you never know.
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    Oct 29, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    Yeah...no aminals in this one....but i wouldn't be surprised if they add a little "Marley and Me" angle at some point...it would work. Kinda cool to have a family like that though. Watch the show and you'll find out why.
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    Oct 29, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    I am hooked on Brothers & Sisters. I will not miss an episode! The acting and dialogue are often superb, although their plots sometimes reach too far. This past Sunday's more lighthearted episode with the hot French guy was a real treat. That kind of family dynamic humor and goofiness those of us from big families know all too well.

    And Rob Lowe...grrr. Lord have mercy.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:36 PM GMT
    Ohhhh...the the french guy...Luc....makes me drool....yum!!!! Loved the little dancing scene btwn him and the straight med school brother and the gay brother's reaction.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
    nysexy saidOhhhh...the the french guy...Luc....makes me drool....yum!!!! Loved the little dancing scene btwn him and the straight med school brother and the gay brother's reaction.


    I thought the scene at the pool was the best. Kitty calls Rebecca and Kevin, and gay uncle Saul. Hilarious!
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    OK series

    No chemistry between the gay married couple. They are neither hot nor interesting

    The family dynamic can be crazy fun at times

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    Oct 29, 2009 4:46 PM GMT
    I love this show. Sally Field could not be better in it. She's one of the best actresses around. Calista Flockhart is perfect in the center-piece role. Ironically, the weak link in the show really is the "gay couple". They have no chemistry, and they are both negative whiners. Thankfully though, they are not stereotypically "gay" like you see so much of in movies and on TV.
  • Parker817

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    Oct 29, 2009 4:59 PM GMT
    Love. This. Show.

    The writing is so good, and the cast is nothing short of perfection. I think this is one of the best dramas out there right now, and each season is just as good as the last. Desperate Housewives, Heroes and Weeds should take note...

    Kevin and Scotty not hot? Um, are you crazy? As the Brits say, they are "well fit." I do admit I think the surrogate story line has been a bit rushed, but I love them and think they add a lot to the show.

    Last week, when Nora told Kitty, "I don't want to cry," and Kitty responded, "It's ok to cry."...I just about flooded the living room. And Luke? Ooh-la-la!

    Keep watching Pattison...it only gets better and better.
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:04 PM GMT
    It really is a great show. I've liked Rob Lowe ever since his "Bad Influence" days. (If they could have brought James Spader in, and slimmed him down - and made him the gay brother's husband - I'd have liked that too.) Notice how Holly is given the best in lighting, wardrobe, hair, make up, jewelry? Wonder how that happens? She's good though. It's fun playing the bitch - - and she has a lot of real life experience to bring to the role. (Oh - I am so mean!)
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    LikeThe_Inferno saidLove. This. Show.

    The writing is so good, and the cast is nothing short of perfection. I think this is one of the best dramas out there right now, and each season is just as good as the last. Desperate Housewives, Heroes and Weeds should take note...

    Kevin and Scotty not hot? Um, are you crazy? As the Brits say, they are "well fit." I do admit I think the surrogate story line has been a bit rushed, but I love them and think they add a lot to the show.

    Last week, when Nora told Kitty, "I don't want to cry," and Kitty responded, "It's ok to cry."...I just about flooded the living room. And Luke? Ooh-la-la!

    Keep watching Pattison...it only gets better and better.


    Two guys have already said there is no chemistry between the characters.
    And no - I don't think they are hot

    If you want chemistry - think of Keith and David on "Six Feet Under" and both gents were smoking hot

    For chemistry I would also suggest Michael and the Chirop on QAF or Michael and the Professor on QAF.
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
    I love this show as well... I think the problem with Kevin & Scottie is that the producers are trying to strike a balance between the goal of depicting a normal gay couple, vs. making their lives as turbulent as all the other siblings'.

    Greg Berlanti is one of the executive producers--an openly gay man who started off working on Dawson's Creek and Everwood, but also wrote & directed The Broken Hearts Club based on his own group of friends.

    One of the reasons I loved this show from the start is that at first I thought Sally Field was playing a character based on my own mother.
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:12 PM GMT
    cdncuteboy saidI love this show as well... I think the problem with Kevin & Scottie is that the producers are trying to strike a balance between the goal of depicting a normal gay couple, vs. making their lives as turbulent as all the other siblings'.

    Greg Berlanti is one of the executive producers--an openly gay man who started off working on Dawson's Creek and Everwood, but also wrote & directed The Broken Hearts Club based on his own group of friends.

    One of the reasons I loved this show from the start is that at first I thought Sally Field was playing a character based on my own mother.


    No the problem with Kevins and Scottie is - there is just no chemistry
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:15 PM GMT
    Blondizgd said

    No the problem with Kevins and Scottie is - there is just no chemistry



    I think the problem with the chemistry is the guy, Luke, who plays Scottie. He's handsome, but just not a very good actor. Also, the writers rarely give the couple any fun upbeat time. It's always drama drama drama and negativity.
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:16 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Blondizgd said

    No the problem with Kevins and Scottie is - there is just no chemistry



    I think the problem with the chemistry is the guy who plays Luke. He's handsome, but just not a very good actor. Also, the writers rarely give the couple any fun upbeat time. It's always drama drama drama and negativity.


    Who is Luke? I don't recall a character called Luke
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:17 PM GMT
    Pattison said

    You know it's not a normal thing for me to cry over a movie, or TV series unless it involves animals;


    lol- I'm the same way. I could not careless about people dying.
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    Now, SFU is a series worth watching. Although it does start to go bad just as quickly as every other television show- season 3.... The last season was practically unwatchable.
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:25 PM GMT
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    Who is Luke? I don't recall a character called Luke



    My bad...I changed it. I meant the actor, Luke McFarlane, who plays Scottie
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:25 PM GMT
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    Pattison said

    You know it's not a normal thing for me to cry over a movie, or TV series unless it involves animals;


    lol- I'm the same way. I could not careless about people dying.
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    Now, SFU is a series worth watching. Although it does start to go bad just as quickly as every other television show- season 3.... The last season was practically unwatchable.


    I think that's because Alan Ball had stopped writing then
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    Oct 29, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
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    nysexy saidOhhhh...the the french guy...Luc....makes me drool....yum!!!! Loved the little dancing scene btwn him and the straight med school brother and the gay brother's reaction.


    I thought the scene at the pool was the best. Kitty calls Rebecca and Kevin, and gay uncle Saul. Hilarious!
    Pool scene was hot....Luc is a hottie. Fun show to watch, way too much drama for reality which makes it fun and makes you feel good about how simple life can be icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 29, 2009 10:57 PM GMT
    I am completely addicted to this show. Sally Field, even with two Oscars under her belt, has to be one of the most underrated actresses working today. Would love to see her do something with Meryl Streep sometime.

    My only beef? The best writing seems to be reserved for the capital "A" Actresses on this show, namely Field and Callista Flockhart. Their scenes together, particularly with the Kitty Has Cancer story, are some pretty powerful stuff...
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    Oct 29, 2009 10:57 PM GMT
    I love this show, it's great! I need to pop into JB as well and get season 2
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    Oct 29, 2009 10:58 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidIt really is a great show. I've liked Rob Lowe ever since his "Bad Influence" days. (If they could have brought James Spader in, and slimmed him down - and made him the gay brother's husband - I'd have liked that too.) Notice how Holly is given the best in lighting, wardrobe, hair, make up, jewelry? Wonder how that happens? She's good though. It's fun playing the bitch - - and she has a lot of real life experience to bring to the role. (Oh - I am so mean!)


    Um, her husband, Ken Olin, is one of the producers, is that right? Besides, she hasn't aged all that well and needs some assistance...
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    Oct 30, 2009 2:26 AM GMT
    [quote]Um, her husband, Ken Olin, is one of the producers, is that right? Besides, she hasn't aged all that well and needs some assistance...[/quote]

    That's because she looks the way a woman of her age should. You're just not used to seeing a woman age on tv without having her face pulled so tight that she can't blink.....Mary Tyler Moore. I do believe she's had some work done in the past, but it's refreshing to see an almost woman of age on tv. Even Sally Field had work done a few years back.

    I love this show, and the storyline with Kitty and cancer hits almost too close to home. A friend's wife is going through the same thing, word for word, and they too are fans of the show. Strange how Lymphoma is the hot topic on some shows these days.

    I love Scotty, well Luke McFarlane, plus he's Canadian ( we're taking y'alls!) but the story line this season is rather dull. Both Scotty and Kevin bicker like 12 year old girls, and then it gets resolved by show's end. The writers need to give their story line more bite.