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Sisters: Season 1 (1991)




Critic Consensus: Sibling chemistry and a wry script elevate Sisters' soapy plotting, finding real pathos and pleasure amidst all the pulp.


Tv Season Info

A superbly acted series about the Reed sisters (Alex, Georgie, Teddy and Frankie), friends and rivals who came together in adversity and triumph. Initially, the series took some heat for its risqué opening scene in which the women sat in a steam room and spoke candidly about their sex lives. Then it settled into a cozy niche, winning over viewers with soap-opera-like stories. The 100th episode brought a fifth sister into the fold when the Reeds discovered they had a half-sibling named Charley.


Swoosie Kurtz
as Alex Reed Halsey Barker
Patricia Kalember
as Georgie Reed Whitsig
Sela Ward
as Teddy Reed
Julianne Phillips
as Frankie Reed
Dustin Berkovitz
as Evan Whitsig
Elizabeth Hoffman
as Beatrice Reed
David Dukes
as Dr. Wade Halsey
Heather McAdam
as Cat Margolis
Garrett M. Brown
as John Whitsig
Ed Marinaro
as Mitch Margolis
Philip Sterling
as Judge Truman Ventnor
Ryan Francis
as Trevor Michael Whitsig
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Critic Reviews for Sisters: Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

The meandering script fails to generate any heat.

June 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Has all the ingredients to become a welcome addition to episodic televison. The cast is talented and appealing, the writing clever and evocative.

June 26, 2019 | Full Review…

The dialogue is often clever, but it just as often rings false... But relatively speaking, Sisters is decent television.

June 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Sisters has the look and feel of something cooked up by an advertising agency.

June 26, 2019 | Full Review…

When it doesn't work, it can be seat-squirming time. But when it does, it can be a remarkable moment, poignant and sad, funny and touching, all at the same time.

June 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

With all its improbabilities, the show works anyway, partly because it displays a redeeming wit about its own melodrama.

June 26, 2019 | Full Review…

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