Running from April 1990 to May 1997, Wings was a favorite American sitcom which followed the ups and downs of two brothers attempting to run their own airline from the small community of Nantucket.
Surrounded by a diverse array of larger than life characters, Wings detailed the often eccentric adventures of lead characters Joe and Brian Hackett, (played by Tim Daly and Steve Weber) as the pair married witty charm with their often humorous shortcomings, in order to make Wings one of the most regularly watched sitcoms of the era.
Running Sandpiper Airlines together, the Hackett brothers faced a number of challenges in Wings. From constantly diffusing their own clashes of character to managing the eccentricities of their free agent airplane mechanic, Lowell Mather. In fact, part of the charm of Wings was the series non-pretentiousness and the inclusion of a very colorful supporting cast.
A shameless womanizer, Brian Hackett was often the center of many of the shows most memorable storylines. However, a recurring theme also focused on the tension between Sandpiper Airlines and their only rival on Nantucket Areomass, run by the ever arrogant (but humorously so) Roy Peterman Biggins.
Often tying in ratings with other family comedy series such as The Simpsons, Wings became steadily more popular as the show entered its latter seasons. In like regard, Wings won two BMI TV & Film Awards, whilst also being nominated for a number of Emmys.
For those who have missed Wings since its final broadcast in 1997, it is now possible to once again follow the trials and tribulations of the Hackett brothers courtesy of the full-series DVD box set. Featuring all 172 uncut episodes, you too can now visit everyone’s favorite Nantucket airport. This being the case, make sure to get your copy of Wings today in order to start experiencing the hilarity of the series all over again.