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Brothers & Sisters

2006 TV-PG 5 seasons

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Brothers & Sisters

2006 TV-PG 5 seasons
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This ABC drama series finds Nora Walker (Sally Field) and her diverse children struggling to deal with long-hidden family skeletons, numerous crises and intriguing secrets after the death of patriarch William Walker (Tom Skerritt). The kids include a conservative talk-show host (Calista Flockhart), two siblings (Rachel Griffiths and Balthazar Getty) running the family business, a war veteran (Dave Annable) and a gay lawyer (Matthew Rhys).
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Summary of Season 1 (2006) - 6 discs

Sally Field (in an Emmy-winning role) plays the matriarch in this ensemble-cast drama series that focuses on the disparate adult siblings of a Los Angeles-based clan drawn together by the death of their father. Calista Flockhart plays the conservative TV pundit sister in a family that includes a younger brother who served in Afghanistan and two siblings (Balthazar Getty and Rachel Griffiths, with an Emmy nod) who have remained in the family business.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this grown-up drama deals with the complex relationships between a group of adult children and their parents. As such, some of the issues the characters deal with -- including marriage counseling, infidelity, serious illness, and prescription drug addiction -- might be too mature (and possibly of little interest) for tweens and younger teens. There are, however, some younger characters who are coming of age on the show as the series progresses, so plotlines could change.

Sexual Content

The show deals with and discusses both heterosexual and homosexual sexual relationships. Some kissing, but sex scenes are suggested and nudity is only implied.

Violence

One character grapples with cancer and loses her husband due to complications from a car crash.

Language

"Screw you," "ass," "damn," etc.

Social Behavior

While the show's overall message is that it's important to respect and be there for family members in good times and bad, episodes deal with mature, complex topics, and lessons aren't always learned in just one episode. That said, both honesty and communication are important.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Mostly social drinking, with at least one incident of underage drinking in which a teen doesn't realize she's drinking alcohol and suffers some consequences as a result. An adult character struggles with an addiction to alcohol and prescription medication after returning from combat in the Middle East.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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