Brothers and Sisters 5 Seasons 2006

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Season 1
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1. Patriarchy AGES_12_AND_OVER

In the premier episode, "Patriarchy," Kitty Walker returns home to California after having been estranged from her mother for three years. Meanwhile, William Walker brings Sarah into the family business, where she soon discovers some glaring financial discrepancies that could undermine the Walker family's way of life.

Starring:
Dave Annable,Calista Flockhart
Runtime:
40 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Matt Shakeman, Michael Schultz
Starring Dave Annable, Calista Flockhart
Supporting actors Balthazar Getty, Rachel Griffiths, Sarah Jane Morris, Ron Rifkin, Patricia Wettig, Sally Field, Matthew Rhys, John Pyper-Ferguson, Kerris Dorsey, Rob Lowe
Season year 2006
Network Disney ABC
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By John Canning on 23 May 2008
Format: DVD
This reviewer is incredibly biased, I'm sorry but anything with Sally Field in it just has to be good so I knew I would like this from the start. One of the many truisms of American cinema is "when Sally Field cries, America cries". Field is the formidable matriarch of a family that gives her plenty to cry about. Whether clashing with her conservative daughter Kitty or her smothering of youngest son Justin she plays her role -the liberal, opinionated, compassionate, Democratic feminist whose only job in life was wife and mother superbly.

But Field is just the head of an excellent (beautiful) cast. The show is witty and fast paced but what shines through is the depth of the characters, there is no tokenism here, all characters are inherently flawed, yet all incredibly human and likeable. This especially rings true for Kevin Walker, openly gay and yet his relationships, and his failure in those relationships in Season 1 are treated exactly the same as his straight brothers and sisters, no better or worse - merely human.

The show has been renewed for a 3rd season - here's to many more wonderful episodes.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By N. Wilson VINE VOICE on 11 Oct. 2008
Format: DVD
I am not much of a television fan, in fact I don't actually own one! Therefore I generally come across television classics by word-of-mouth and then go find out for myself what the fuss is all about. I also have a guilty secret of only really bothering with television shows which feature a gay character or storyline.

"Brothers and Sisters" came to my attention thanks to a rave review and interesting article in popular gay magazine Attitude. And since the series features a gay character (and it's great reviews) I decided to download the first episode to see what I thought.

And what I thought was- I must go out straight away and get the box set!

I am more than pleasently suprised to find that "Brothers and Sisters" is actually quite a remarkable, catchy and addictive drama series, which is warm, loving, humourous and a pleasure to watch. The series stands out largely because of it's fantastic storyline which unravels and develops in almost a murder mystery type fashion - it's marvolous to watch!

As the story develops and continues, the show promises viewers a fantastic ride which takes us deeper and deeper into the multilayered and interlinking stories found within this spectacular show.

The acting, I must confess, on behalf of the two leading ladies, does at first come off to be a little wooden- but I have warmed to this performance style and indeed also been quite taken by just about every character and their quirky ways. They are a fantastic portrayal of a large family, and it's really enjoyable to see the bonds between them all.

The show frequently also tugs on my heart strings, and I think this feeling could be universal- many episodes I find a tear coming to my eye, one or two had me sobbing!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on 3 Nov. 2007
Format: DVD
This is a nice package, at least if you order it from Amazon.com rather than at the inflated price shown here. In the slipcase there's a fold out box with the six discs and a 2 page insert with episode breakdowns. The special features on disc 6 include an unaired full length episode intended as the second of the series, which was thought at the time to slow the pace of the narrative. While it's not big on plot, it's well worth seeing. There are also some short 'making of' type features, including one on the Olin/Wettig family.

Brothers and Sisters is schmalzy but stays smart, and thirtysomething alumni are prominent behind the scenes, most notably Ken Olin, but also David Marshall Grant who played artist Russell Weller in thirtysomething's 'gay kiss shocker' episode, and who now co-writes and produces Brothers and Sisters.

With any luck, securing another season might signal some bolder choices for the future of the show, but this is well worth having in the meantime.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Sushma Sahajpal on 25 Mar. 2008
Format: DVD
This series is great American TV drama. It has classic family themes (fidelity, deception, honesty, humour, love) but also sweeping contemporary ones (war, politics, drugs, homosexuality) all wrapped together in delicious, glamorous, layered, entertainment. With a heartwarming core and beautiful packaging, I used to sit down every Sunday night knowing I was going to be transported to a glamorous sunny location and returned home afterwards, amused, moved and thoroughly entertained.

All the episodes can be enjoyed independently but hang together really well so very definitely worth buying the set. I recommend it!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Ms. H. Scammell on 2 Jan. 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first watched this program but being a fan of Desperate Housewives, and having seen Sally Field in films before I thought I would give it a chance. I certainly wasn't expecting what I saw though, it did not take long to get sucked in and I was pleasantly blown away with the whole story. Each character having their own storyline, and each as indepth as one another, everyone took to the spotlight so well. Every epsiode is full of laughter and tears. It was a treat to behold, unfortunately I didn't manage to catch the end of the series, so this is a must in my DVD collection. Well worth the watch!
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