Let’s give it up for the ladies! In correlation with my post two weeks ago about the best fictional brothers from past and present TV shows, I thought it’d be fitting to honor TV sisters. Here are some of the top ladies who make us feel all kinds of emotions and appreciate our very own sisters.
1. The Halliwells
How great was “Charmed”? I still love watching reruns of the Halliwell sisters battle it out as intelligent tough witches. Piper (Holly Marie Combs), Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), Paige (Rose McGowan) and Prue (Shannen Doherty) demonstrated exactly what a sisterly bond should be, especially through tough times like Prue’s death. They also had some major arguments and disagreements, but what sisters don’t?
2. The Bravermans
On NBC’s “Parenthood,” Julia (Erika Christensen) and Sarah (Lauren Graham) Braverman are two sisters who both have had to deal with serious struggles and issues. In between Julia’s difficulty getting pregnant and her issues with adopted son Victor, and Sarah’s complicated love triangle, they’ve been there for one another giving each other a shoulder to cry on.
3. The Suarezes
Betty (America Ferrera) and Hilda (Ana Ortiz) Suarez are complete opposites on “Ugly Betty.” From their fashion sense to their choice in men to their occupations, they definitely live on opposite ends of the spectrum, but that never got in the way of their sisterly love. They supported each other through all the ups and downs.
4. The Walkers
The crazy Walker family on ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters” was definitely made up of some crazy family members. Take for example, Kitty (Calista Flockhart) and Sarah (Rachel Griffiths). Yes, they loved to argue, but they also loved to have fun. A lot of their better times were shown at family gatherings or big events, where they got to indulge in their favorite beverage - wine!
5. The Huxtables
Talk about a family full of women. Cliff (Bill Cobsy) and Theo (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) Huxtable were outnumbered on “The Cosby Show” by wife/mother Clair (Phylicia Rashad) and daughters/sisters Sondra (Sabrina Le Beauf), Denise (Lisa Bonet), Vanessa (Tempestt Bledsoe) and Rudy (Keshia Knight Pulliam). The four sisters seemed to get along most of the time, and when trouble arose their dad to lighten the mood.
6. The Bradys
On “The Brady Bunch,” Marcia (Maureen McCormick), Jan (Eve Plumb) and Cindy (Susan Olsen) were pretty close sisters. As the youngest, Cindy was more concerned about dolls, especially when her Kitty Karry-All got kidnapped! Whereas, Marcia and Jan were closer in age so they had more issues. Marcia was the older, pretty one who got all the boys, while Jan was the middle child trying to find herself. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!
7. The Dunphys
Most of time time Haley (Sarah Hyland) and Alex (Ariel Winter) don’t get along on the comedy “Modern Family.” Ever since Haley went to college - and got kicked out - things have improved between the two. Haley is extremely self-centered and concerned about boys, while Alex is the intelligent child who loves school. This season, they’ve grown closer, as Haley is becoming more of an adult and Alex is maturing into a girl who now notices boys.
8. The Tanners
D.J. (Candace Cameron), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) Tanner were everyone’s favorite sisters back in the day on “Full House.” From their mom dying to Michelle getting amnesia, these three had some heavy issues to deal with. It’s a good thing they had one another and three great uncles taking care of them.
9. The Campbells/Landrys
Who didn’t love the Mowry twins on “Sister, Sister”? After being separated at birth and then adopted into different homes, Tamera Campbell (Tamera Mowry) and Tia Landry (Tia Mowry) were finally reunited years later as teenagers. The two, along with their parents, Lisa and Ray, moved into a very nice house where the two officially became sisters.
10. The Lubbocks
You thought the Huxtables and the Bradys were a big family. On the late ‘80s show “Just the Ten of Us,” the family consisted of - you guessed it - 10 people! A lot of the main storylines surrounded the older sisters: Wendy (Brooke Theiss) aka the flirt; Cindy (Jamie Luner) aka Wendy’s older twin and the ditz; Connie (JoAnn Willette) aka the bohemian; and Marie (Heather Langenkamp) aka the oldest and most religious and pure.
11. The Greys
Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) are half-sisters on ABC’s medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” Initially, the two got off on the wrong foot and despised one another. Well, Meredith hated Lexie a little more than Lexie did her sister. Eventually, the two grew close and even lived together. Sadly, Lexie is no longer in Meredith’s life, since she died in a plane crash at the end of last season.
12. The Hastings’
“Pretty Little Liars” fans will appreciate this sisterly reference. They share blood; they live in the same house; they have the same parents; and they like the same boys. Talk about a sisterly bond! Melissa (Torrey DeVitto) and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) Hastings are two sisters who don’t get along. Rather than showing love to each other, they choose to keep secrets and lie constantly. When it comes to sister animosity Spencer and Melissa are it!
13. The Greens
Here’s yet another reason to love “Friends.” Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) didn’t just have a relationship with her five friends in New York City, but she also had one with her sisters, Amy (Christina Applegate) and Jill (Reese Witherspoon). Both caused more problems than Rachel needed, such as Amy not really liking Rachel’s daughter and Jill dating Ross (David Schwimmer). Applegate and Witherspoon definitely brought on some great comedic elements to the show.
14. The Mercers
Two new characters on the sister front are Sutton (Alexandra Chando) and Laurel Mercer (Allie Gonino) and Emma Becker (Chando) on ABC Family’s “The Lying Game.” As Laurel’s half-sisters, twins Emma and Laurel both have very different relationships with their sibling. Emma has treated Laurel as a full sister unlike Sutton. Despite Sutton’s horrible qualities, she’s softened up in recent episodes showing she does love both Emma and Laurel. If the show comes back, it will be interesting to see where their relationship goes.
15. The James’
Last but not least, we have Haley (Bethany Joy Lenz), Quinn (Shantel VanSanten) and Taylor (Lindsey McKeon) James from “One Tree Hill.” Even though Taylor only appeared in eight episodes, these three have had some great fights. Like the above photo shows, the James’ had themselves a pool fight after finding out Taylor was sleeping with Quinn’s ex-husband David. They were never afraid to let their sister claws come out!
Who would you want to be your sister?