This series is dedicated to new shows coming this fall. Unlike the series on my drinking stories (which didn't generate much interest), I'll cover a show a day for the next month.
Brothers & Sisters
When: Sunday, 10:00 PM EST
Who: Calista Flockhart, Sally Field, Balthazar Getty, Rachel Griffiths
You know that friend or co-worker who whines all the time about how everything in their life is too hard? That's this shows plot. So if you find yourself wanting to punch those people in the face in real life, you probably won't enjoy the series.
Basically, the patriarch of the family suddenly dies and the family has to pick up the pieces. They juggle taking over the family business, help their grieving mother, deal with sibling rivalry, and juggle personal life with family success. In the words of Billy Bob Thorton, "that's a great fuckin' story, kid." Fascinating.
I had a buddy that was into Ally McBeal. I still don't know why. Maybe *anorexia is a turn on to him. Flockhart is joined by Sally Field, who hasn't made anything anyone has cared about since Forrest Gump. Balthazar Getty was a foreign name to be. I never got into Alias, but it's popular among trusted friends. I doubt he can save a show, especially since he signed on after the show was on the way down. You might know Rachel Griffiths from Six Feet Under. I don't.
Projected Watchability Rating:
Women: 4 out of 10
Men: 1 out of 10
Projected Longevity of the Show:
It's better off than "The Game," but it still has to compete with football. That said, there is no denying Flockhart has drawing power. I'll give it two seasons.
*This **guarantees this site is in no way implying that Calysta Flockhart is anorexic or suffers from any form of eating disorder.
**Worthless, without value, not a guarantee.
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