After quite a few detours (and to think I had almost started rewatching Dallas) I decided to continue with this somewhat forgotten 90s soap. There were Emmy Awards and all that but when you think "90s" you think of Melrose Place and Twin Peaks. I don't know if SISTERS qualifies as "dramady" because the series focuses on the soap-y drama, enhanced with witty dialogue and (sometimes funny) scene enhancements. These enhancements are mixed up with what's actually going on in the scenes, but have no effect on the story. The flashback scenes (the sisters as young girls) are happening in front of the characters and are used to link up a topic or emotion of the present with something that's happened in the past. This is the show's weakest point imho, as it can create a very "girlie" mood. The other enhancements are used to exaggerate or emphasize a certain problem, atmosphere or feeling and are often taken from famous scenes and movies. Homage scenes, as it were, and I really like them. The script is extremely effective but that's not always an improvement because there's not much to discover, what you see is what you get. The emotional scenes are very manipulative so I'm glad I'm watching this alone (*sniff*). It's a great cast and all the characters are unique and interesting. So anyway, the story starts with oldest sister Teddy returning from LA together with her daughter Cat. Teddy (Theodora) is the black sheep, an alcoholic and a loose cannon but she's determinded to get her life back in order. Way too optimistic, of course. Her sister Frankie (the youngest) is going to marry her ex-husband Mitch, Cat's father. Then there's sister Georgie (Georgiana) whose husband has had a nervous breakdown and walks around in a bathrobe and a baseball cap all day long and karaokes 1940s crooner-style songs. Her youngest son is diagnosed with leukemia. Sister Alex (Alexandra) suspects that her successful plastic surgery husband is having an affair, but it turns out that he loves to wear ladies underwear and he does it privately in hotel rooms, hence Alex' suspicion. And then he's having an affair anyway and his mistress hires a hitman to kill Alex. Teddy ruins Mitch and Frankie's wedding day when she arrives drunk and with a loaded rifle and she accidentally shoots Alex' precious crystal collection to smithereens. Ex-spouses Teddy and Mitch are having argument-sex, or maybe it was "let's try to be friends" and now she's pregnant. Georgie's oldest son is upset because his sick brother gets all the help and attention, I don't think that's a very unusual reaction but, knowing what's coming, it now looks like the beginning of that Really Big Drama. Season 3 or 4, I think. Many other things happen, there's also a mother with her own problems, According to the preview, Ashley Judd is going to join the cast as Alex and Wade's daughter. Long live drama!