What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this series, now in syndication, began with the sisters as young teens and ended six years later with them in college -- which allowed episode topics to gain some maturity over the years. The list ranges from divorce, dating (both parents and kids), and break-ups to skipping school, learning to drive, and first jobs.
What's the story?
SISTER, SISTER tells the story of Tia (Tia Mowry) and Tamera (Tamera Mowry) -- twins seperated at birth and adopted by seperate households. Shopping in the mall at age 14, they literally run into each other; one twin with her single adoptive father, Ray (Tim Reid), the other with her single adoptive mother, Lisa (Jackee Harry). Eventually, both parents decide the girls should be raised together, having been apart for the first part of their lives. So everyone moves in together, although the parents maintain a platonic relationship throughout the series. Later, the series follows the sisters to college, where they become sassier versions of their former selves. At that point, the series focuses on their relationships with their steady boyfriends and less on family dynamics.
Is it any good?
Sister, Sister tries to maintain a balance of parent involvement, even-keeled daughters, and typical teenage problems -- a successful formula that has led to a long life in syndication snice the series ended in 1999. Sister, Sister has maintained a loyal fan base and has managed to stand the test of time. Teens can relate as the twins experience typical problems in high school with friends, boys, and each another. Parents will like the fact that each episode contains a lesson learned, plus a family discussion.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about adoption and the realities of being a single parent. Has your child ever wanted to be a twin? What would the benefits be? The negatives? How would your child handle the discovery of a long-lost sibling later in life?