I like to brag lately about how little TV I watch. But before I brag about something to other people, I like to do a dry-run brag in my head (to ensure I'm casting myself in the best possible light). But when I try to draw up an impressively short list of shows I watch weekly, I realise the list is actually distressingly long, because there are some shows I watch regularly and forget. Brothers and Sisters is one of those shows. I love the family on this show. I love the way they look, and their glamourous jobs, and the weird semi-incestuous relationship one of them has with their half-sister (that isn't.) I love how their dead dad is a plot point instead of a quiet and constant pall over their lives. I love how likeable Calista Flockhart and Rob Lowe are in small doses.
The only thing I hate about Brothers and Sisters is Balthazar Getty's character but apparently Mr. Getty has been fired. I think David Foster Wallace said it best: Balthazar Getty is to Leonardo DiCaprio what a Ford Escort is to a Lexus. Also he cheated on his wife with Sienna Miller, an attractive woman with the charisma of a box of Kraft Dinner.