Parents' Guide to

Brothers & Sisters

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Meaty ensemble drama for mature audiences.

TV ABC , Syndicated Drama 2006
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 16+

This show is the BEST, I have watched it twice now and wish they would continue the series. Great job by all in the cast!!!!
age 14+

For older teens or mature families.

Good show, lots of laughs and very heartfelt

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Produced by Ken Olin (Alias and thirtysomething), Jon Robin Baitz (The West Wing), and Greg Berlanti (Everwood), it's no surprise that this sprawling family drama is well-cast, well-acted, and well-written, although the plot has taken some drastic twists and turns over multiple seasons on the air. As a result, some fans feel like they don't know where the show is going and aren't sure what to expect next from the unpredictable Walker clan.

That said, Brothers & Sisters should entertain adults, who will likely nod in recognition at the ups and downs of the marital and family relationships the show portrays so deftly. But the subtleties of the script will be lost on most kids -- even older teens -- and there are only a handful of younger characters they could really relate to. Without a doubt, the show's decidedly adult themes (including infidelity, politics, illness, and years of resentment) are aimed squarely at grown-ups.

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