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Party of Five 

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Five siblings are left to find their own way in the world when their parents are killed by a drunk driver. The series revolves around the struggles of raising each other and the struggles ... See full summary »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »





Complete series cast summary:
Scott Wolf ...  Bailey Salinger / ... 143 episodes, 1994-2000
Matthew Fox ...  Charlie Salinger / ... 143 episodes, 1994-2000
Neve Campbell ...  Julia Salinger / ... 143 episodes, 1994-2000
Lacey Chabert ...  Claudia Salinger / ... 143 episodes, 1994-2000
Paula Devicq ...  Kirsten Bennett / ... 105 episodes, 1994-2000
Jennifer Love Hewitt ...  Sarah Reeves / ... 101 episodes, 1995-1999
Jeremy London ...  Griffin Holbrook / ... 90 episodes, 1995-2000
Scott Grimes ...  Will McCorkle 70 episodes, 1994-2000
Andrew Cavarno Andrew Cavarno ...  Owen Salinger 59 episodes, 1995-1998
Steven Cavarno Steven Cavarno ...  Owen Salinger 59 episodes, 1995-1998


Five siblings are left to find their own way in the world when their parents are killed by a drunk driver. The series revolves around the struggles of raising each other and the struggles of life in general. Written by <arei@ccs.neu.edu>

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Drama | Family


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12 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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(142 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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if not *the* best, one of the best....
21 September 2000 | by renaldo and claraSee all my reviews

.....drama TV shows today...maybe of all time. It's THAT good! I'm sure anyone who's reading agrees.

I *NEVER, EVER**EVER!** watch TV "teen" dramas(except "Five" =), at least not anymore. I feel they have too much c**p out there today, like Dawson's Creek and 7th Heaven (sorry), although I've never seen a full episode of either. Call me 'judgmental'; that's what I'd rather be than watch today's slew of pseudo teen drama on primetime.

But *this* show...I don't like to cry in general, but I swear my eyes get misty after every episode of "Party of Five". Yes, I do find certain characters annoying, though never the situations or the episodes themselves. Because everything is *ALWAYS* kept realistic. Sure, the premise is stretched (a HUGE extended family as the result of two parents dying), but definitely believable, and leads viewers to believe that though this has never happened to them, they can imagine and feel for the characters as if they were experiencing the matters first-hand.

Now, sometimes I find Claudia annoying(only sometimes), and I often find Bailey to be extremely annoying. Only because I come from a large family and can relate to the realistic approach the screen writers took when creating the siblings' characters; the dialogue, the superb acting, etc. In trying to create a self-centered/absorbed do-gooder like Bailey, a confused answer-seeking "teen angst"ish-teen, among them Charlie(my fave), Julia, Kirsten, Owen, Sarah, Griffin (is he still on the show?),and more...... everyone involved with "Party of Five" succeeded masterfully!

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