Happy Birthday Tia & Tamera: Here’s Why Your Show Made No Sense

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 made absolutely no sense. Sure I watched it religiously, but I still complained loudly in my head throughout 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). Simultaneously (and against all ethical adoption rules), her identical twin sister and 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?

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    • Paige VI

      Oh, Jenni, you’re doing it right. : ) i felt quite the same.

      • Jenni Maier

        It’s hard being the kid who sees beyond a flimsy plot. Glad to see I’m in good company!

    • Jannae

      Your just being highly analytical as you can pick apart any movie or sitcom and say that not realistic the show was suppose to entertain and it did.The second part is although it is highly unethical many twins identical or not have been separated at birth although not so much in this day and age but if u do your research it was a common practice to separate siblings twins or not.so the story was not that far fetched. The twins have no explaining to do they simply acted out the script they were given.

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    • Shauny

      What the heck. It’s a tv show not real life, why you so worried about it like this really happened. It’s fake, tv, not real. Calm down.