"Sisters" follows the lives and loves of four close, but very different, sisters of the Reed family living in Winnetka, Illinois. Alex, the oldest, is a wealthy, slightly snobish, WASP wife... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
2,691 ( 237)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1  
1996   1995   1994   1993   1992   1991  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst. Michael runs an ad agency with his friend Elliot, whose marriage ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris
Judging Amy (1999–2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Amy Brenneman plays Amy Gray, who left New York City behind and now works as a family court ... See full summary »

Stars: Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren
Wings (1990–1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.

Stars: Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard
Chicago Hope (1994–2000)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago.

Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Adam Arkin, Hector Elizondo
Third Watch (1999–2005)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The exploits of a group of men and women who serve the City of New York as police officers, firemen, and paramedics in the fictional 55th Precinct.

Stars: Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles
Matlock (1986–1995)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday
L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins
Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
Crime | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Dr. Mark Sloan has a knack for getting into trouble, negotiating the twists and turns of mysteries and solving crimes with the help of his son, Steve, a homicide detective.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell
Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Korean War MASH unit veteran operates as Chief Surgeon in a major city hospital with his colleagues.

Stars: Pernell Roberts, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Charles Siebert
Designing Women (1986–1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The misadventures of four women and their handyman running a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia.

Stars: Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts
ER (1994–2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies
Coach (1989–1997)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hayden Fox is the head coach of a university football team, and eats, sleeps and lives football. His partner, however, does not share his passion for the sport, which frequently causes ... See full summary »

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Jerry Van Dyke, Shelley Fabares
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Alex Reed / ... (127 episodes, 1991-1996)
...
 Georgie Reed Whitsig (127 episodes, 1991-1996)
...
 Teddy Reed / ... (127 episodes, 1991-1996)
...
 Beatrice 'Bea' Reed Ventnor (127 episodes, 1991-1996)
...
 John Whitsig (100 episodes, 1991-1996)
...
 Francesca 'Frankie' Reed Margolis (93 episodes, 1991-1996)
...
 Catherine 'Cat' Margolis (90 episodes, 1991-1996)
Jill Novick ...
 Teenage Teddy / ... (80 episodes, 1991-1996)
Sharon Martin ...
 Teenage Alex (79 episodes, 1991-1996)
...
 Mitch Margolis (75 episodes, 1991-1994)
Riff Regan ...
 Young Georgie (72 episodes, 1991-1996)
Edit

Storyline

"Sisters" follows the lives and loves of four close, but very different, sisters of the Reed family living in Winnetka, Illinois. Alex, the oldest, is a wealthy, slightly snobish, WASP wife of a plastic surgeron. Teddy, is a free-spirited, artist/drifter seeking to find her place in life. Georgie, is a typical suburban housewife trying to keep the family together. Frankie, the youngest, is an overacheiving, businesswoman trying to make it big in the world. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The men in your life may leave you, Children grow up, parents pass away. The only ones who are there for you, From cradle to grave, Are your sisters.

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Strauß Töchter  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(124 episodes) | (126 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sada Thompson was offered the role of the mother, but declined the part. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Thinking-person's soap opera
19 June 2004 | by (california) – See all my reviews

The first three+ seasons were superb for this thinking-person's soap opera. There were little touches and broad character strokes that really saved the rest of the show from turning into so much superficial pap. John's singing career was hysterical. The whole Teddy/Simon/Falconer love triangle was pretty good too, better than most that I've seen. Plus, the duo of Ashley Judd and Heather McAdam as daughters was just devastating.

Sadly, this show fell victim to poor dialogue that became as overwritten as many commercials, and to ridiculous plotlines that had less and less to do with the characters and more to do with what the writers thought would make good soapbox topics. Overall, it has a mixed legacy, but it didn't leave a good impression when it left. And that's a shame, because for a while it was one of the best dramas on TV. It was clearly the torchbearer for "thirtysomething" until "Once and Again" came along, but it was soapier and more fun. Unfortunately, it just didn't go anywhere interesting.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?