Brothers: Season 1 (2009)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Lackluster and brash, Brothers is a predictable, cringe-worthy sitcom.



Critic Ratings: 16

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Sep 25, 2009
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A recently retired NFL player strapped for cash moves in with his parents and younger brother. With his father (Carl Weathers) beginning to have memory issues, and his wheelchair-bound brother (Darryl "Chill" Mitchell) struggling to keep his sports-bar running, Mike (Michael Strahan) returns to his home in Houston, Sibling rivalry becomes a primary issue, but adding to the family dynamic is his mother (CCH Pounder), who has definite ideas about keeping her reunited family in line.

Critic Reviews for Brothers Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (11)

Brothers manages to be fairly amusing, with Pounder showing off her range by shifting from the very serious business of The Shield to playing a sharp-tongued but nurturing matriarch in a house full of childish squabblers.

Sep 25, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

You've got to love sibling rivalry jokes to tolerate Brothers. I mean, really, really love them. Because this new Fox sitcom is a dripping faucet of sibling rivalry jokes.

Sep 25, 2009 | Full Review…

Based on the caliber of the jokes tonight, we shouldn't be overly optimistic.

Sep 25, 2009 | Full Review…

It's merely another average, laugh-track-addled sitcom.

Sep 25, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Brothers is not a good show, and it's a shame, because the sum of its parts should add up to a lot more than the whole that will hit your TV screens on Friday.

Sep 24, 2009 | Full Review…

While the jokes aren't always home runs, many of them are, and you have to give them credit for the subject matter.

Sep 28, 2009 | Full Review…

It's just bad.

Sep 24, 2009 | Full Review…

The cast is for the most part wasted on this sophomoric material.

Sep 29, 2009 | Rating: 4.2/10 | Full Review…

Brothers is yet another sitcom where you'll see all of the jokes coming, where you'll be able to exactly predict everything from the story points to the tone of certain scenes, where nothing actually makes you laugh.

Sep 25, 2009 | Rating: D | Full Review…

"I know he's an ass, but he's my son and I love him," says Mom at one point. You, of course, have no such obligation.

Sep 25, 2009 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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