I admit, for the past few nights during my free time I spent a considerable amount of time with the Walker family. They are the California-based family with lots of riotous revelations, funny humiliations and insane confrontations. The Walkers are the primary family featured in the American TV series entitled “Brothers & Sisters”.
The show is not like any of the common family drama. The ensemble of cast, the writers, the directors and producers of the show were able to present what a typical family is like. I totally got myself addicted and frantically gasping until I finished watching the whole first season.
The program showed the Walkers’ lives challenges dealing with romance, friendship, parenting, brotherhood, vocation, infidelity, addiction, war and even death. They pushed each other to the limit but continue to work toward living their lives as individuals, while loving each other unconditionally and trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy.
I loved the character and traits of Nora Walker (played by Sally Field) because she reminds me of Nengkoy (my mom). Like Nengkoy, Nora Walker talks a lot and worries a lot. She gave the voice to those things unspoken in a family. She dealt with the daily agony that a typical devoted mother would face trying to protect and look after her family may it sometimes be irrational, silly and unfounded.
On the other hand, I find bits and pieces of my personal attributes to the characters of the five adult siblings (Sarah, Kitty, Tommy, Kevin and Justin) along with the other kin members. Their multi-generational family connections are totally distinct and remarkable yet a very caring tribe.
I can’t wait to see what’s ahead with this family…