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"Brothers" Series Review by Suzanne
Airing on FOX Fridays 8/7

This is a real stinker of a show. That's a shame because it's got a great cast. The show is just not funny. They try very hard, but the script sounds like it was written by a high school kid. Let's put it this way, if someone told you that the actors were ad-libbing the whole show, you'd be kind of impressed. To think that someone actually thought these lines were funny and wrote them down...it's very sad. There were one or two laughs, but the rest of the time it was like watching a train wreck.

The show stars Darryl "Chill" Mitchell, former rapper and actor on "The John Larroquette Show". He was very funny on that show, but that one must have had better writers.  Unfortunately, Mr. Mitchell was in a motorcycle accident in real life and is now in a wheelchair, so his character is in one, too, and they mine it for lots of uncomfortable laughs. I wouldn't mind that if the jokes were funny, though.

Former NFL star Michael Strahan plays the other brother, and he plays, basically, himself - a former football star.  He is not a bad actor for a football player, and he's very handsome.  He and Chill have good chemistry together.

Their parents are played by Carl Weathers, another former football player, who is probably best known for the Rocky movies; and CCH Pounder, a great actress who is the most wasted part of this show. They all deserve a better show. It's not really a surprise that FOX put this show on Friday nights. That's where you dump series you have no confidence in.  I don't know why anyone would think it was a good lead-in for the great scifi show "Dollhouse", though, unless the script was written by aliens (which would explain a lot).  Untalented aliens that don't quite understand our humor.

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