Tia & Tamera Mowry turn 34 today. Which is crazy becuase it feels like just yesterday I was staying up past my bedtime to watch Sister, Sister. As much as I loved the show and as much as I loved Jackee Harry’s enthusiasm as an actress, I couldn’t get past the fact that the entire premise madeÂ absolutelyÂ no sense. Sure I watched it religiously, but I still complained loudly in my headÂ throughoutÂ each episode.
For those of you who can’t remember all the details of this “modern family”, let me refresh your memory. The super uptight Tia Landry (Tia Mowry) gets adopted as an infant by the zany carefree Lisa Landry (Jackee Harry).Â SimultaneouslyÂ (and against all ethical adoption rules), herÂ identicalÂ twin sister andÂ complete-personality-opposite Tamera Campbell (Tamera Mowry) gets adopted by the incredibly anal Ray Campbell (Tim Reid). They spend the first 14 years of their lives unaware that each other exist. Until one day, BOOM, they run into each other at the mall.
The next logical step is for Lisa and Tia to move in with Ray and Tamera. Wacky opposite-parenting technique hijinks ensue for the duration of the entire series.
Where do I start with how much I dislike this illogical premise?