‘Bad Sisters’ series review: A great dark comedy-thriller based on some great performances

One can’t help but be fascinated by the cast’s performance, with special mention being Claes Bang, who is John Paul.

One can’t help but be fascinated by the cast’s performance, with special mention being Claes Bang, who is John Paul.

Women are plotting to be back on our screens and this time it’s even more fun.

bad sisters Set in Dublin, Ireland and produced by Sharon Horgan chronicles the lives of the Garvey sisters – Eva (Sharon Horgan), Becca (Eve Hesson), Ursula (Eva Berthistle), Bibi (Sarah Green) and Grace (Anne-Marie Duff) – who Tied to the premature death of parents. Each sister falls into a neat caricatured box framed by social conventions: Eva is the eldest who takes over the reins of her sisters after the death of her parents; Grace, the devoted wife with a controlling husband; Ursula, a nurse unhappy with her marriage, who seeks comfort in an extramarital affair with her photography teacher; Bibi, an impulsive woman who comes across as a harsh abuser; and Becca, the naive, romantic masseuse who has yet to figure out her life’s purpose.

The series begins with the funeral of Grace’s husband, John Paul (Clayse Bang). The contempt that the sisters show to him matures even when his coffin is lowered into the ground; Only Grace is seen mourning her husband. The mystery surrounding the circumstances of his death remains for about nine episodes and serves as the show’s hook.

Half-brothers Matthew Claffin (Daryl McCormack) and Thomas Claffin (Bryan Gleeson) who run the Claffin & Sons insurance agency are responsible for paying insurance from John Paul to Grace. However, the brothers who are suspected of murder over their sudden death become amateur investigators to uncover the truth, and in the process, make great storytellers to keep the show going. The timeline jumps between the present day and weeks (in some cases years) leading to the death of John Paul.

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Producers: Sharon Horgan, Malin-Sarah Gozin

Cast: Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eve Hewson, Eva Berthistle, Sarah Greene, Daryl McCormack, Claes Bang, Brian Gleeson

Number of Episodes: 10

Plot: The Garvey sisters are bound together by the premature death of their parents and the promises made to protect each other forever

One can’t help but be fascinated by the cast’s performance, with special mention being Claes Bang, who is John Paul. On the surface, he looks like an everyday anti-feminist white man who likes to control his wife and daughter, and make the lives of the women around him miserable. He is also a swindler and a liar who, as a child, loved to kill frogs by dipping them in milk; Seeing women happy, it seems that they have allergies.

As the Claffin brothers continue their investigation, the audience is back in time to piece together the lives of the Garvey sisters. John Paul gives each of his sisters-in-law a convincing reason to plot his murder. The sisters’ plans begin to take shape from the second episode itself and almost all of them fail; Eva even comments on one instance that her brother-in-law is like a cockroach that cannot be killed. While audiences are not new to female characters plotting murder, bad sisters Adds value to the plot with its dark comedy that’s well-crafted and helps solidify the sisters’ vengeance, the calculating frog-killer. The humor helps bring the sisters’ characters to life on screen, unlike the blind female rage we’re used to being served in titles like Promising young lady.

The men in the show — except for John Paul — are mostly kind, warm, and sisterly, and make for great supporting characters, serving as a great reference for understanding Paul’s depravity.

Pleasing to the eyes and ears and moving at just the right pace, the show is beautifully crafted and offers a scintillating watch. bad sisters The witty serves as a great addition to the arsenal of stories about women who are fiercely in love and sometimes don’t mind plotting to kill a man to protect themselves.

Bad Sisters is currently available on Apple TV+. streaming on