Sister, Sister

TV review by
Jill Murphy, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
Separated twins reunite as teens -- tweens OK.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Girls are typical teens; when they get into mischief, it has consequences, plus discussion with parents.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this series 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.

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Adult Written byclarence August 5, 2015
Parent of a 5 and 12-year-old Written bybigflyry August 3, 2009

Cool show! 5+

Sister, sister is cool. But there is profanity. Like jackass and sexxy. And one episode deals with sex.
Teen, 17 years old Written bydylanwirta March 12, 2011

A Family Comedy that is still funny for adults

I don't care for "Family Sitcoms" as they tend to be too sappy and intelligence insulting farce. Sister, Sister is not. I grew up watching the se... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bypeazekeeper95 January 23, 2010

perfect 4 any age

This is THE show. LOVE IT, EVEN IT IS OLD!!!!

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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