Bad Sisters (2022) Series: Sweet & Spicy Irish Black Comedy

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Bad Sisters is a sweet and spicy Irish black comedy. It is about the five Garvey sisters, who after the loss of their parents have stuck together through thick and thin in their lives.

They always end up supporting each other both during the good as well as bad times. Please note that this show has been adapted from the original Belgian “Clan” series.

Synopsis of the Bad Sisters (S1/2022) Series

This show is a delicious blend of both dark comedy and thriller and I agree. It narrates the complicated lives of the Garvey sisters. After the premature death of their parents, these five sisters are bound together with a promise to always protect each other, even during times of the worst crisis – including the murder of their family member.

When their brother-in-law winds up dead, his life insurers set out to prove malicious intent—and set their sights on the sisters, all of whom had motives. The Garvey sisters have always looked out for each other.

Ratings of the Bad Sisters (S1/2022) Series

FM’s rating4.25/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date100% Tomatometer & 69% Audience Score
Critics Consensus / Rotten Tomatoes Dark secrets are a family affair in this show, a riotously funny murder mystery that makes fine use of its gifted ensemble while exemplifying creator and star Sharon Horgan’s penchant for salty warmth.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Bad Sisters show.

Spoiler Free Review of the Bad Sisters (S1/2022) series

Let us get introduced to the Garvey family

In this series – Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene and Eve Hewson played the fatally charming Garvey sisters with great style; also, Claes Bang enacted his repulsive villainous role perfectly. For a murder-mystery-thriller drama – this black comedy does have some outrageous plot twists. It is worth watching for the strong and tough love – these kinds of bonding among the five Irish blood relatives.

Anne-Marie Duff, Sharon Horgan, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene and Eve Hewson (from Left to Right)
A bunch of the lead actors have famous Irish family members. For example, Sharon Horgan is the sister of former Irish rugby player Shane Horgan and Eve Hewson is the daughter of famous U2's Bono.

Its opening scene got us hooked

The opening scene is a tragedy and a dark comedy too. We believe that this sweet comedy and spicy thriller from the United Kingdom will certainly leave you smiling and wanting it more. We loved this series about the strong bonds of sisterhood. Yay for the sisterly unity. And three cheers to the sorority. We believe that – this show is like a good Irish Coffee – an intoxicating coffee drink that one must taste at least one time.

What did we love about this show?

Season one of this series has only ten episodes, so it is a perfect murder show for the marathon watch. After watching this series, we were reminded of this quote – “Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” And strangely, we think – “The Garvey Sisters are The Good Sisters, pragmatically, perhaps.” Are we wrong, you tell us after watching it, okay, please?

The conclusion

No doubt, there is a close sibling bond among all the blood kins. They look after the interests of each other, even under the most trying circumstances. And these tragic (and comedic) circumstances in this series are worth at least a view one time. We loved it when we watched it.

Spoilers Alert – Episode Summary of the Bad Sisters (S1/2022) Series

A peek into the Ten (10) Episodes of its First (1st) Season

The Prick (S1, E1) | Aug. 19, 2022

John Paul is dead. The Garvey sisters think it’s all behind them–but the insurance men have questions.

Explode a Man (S1, E2) | Aug. 19, 2022

As Thomas and Matt grasp at straws in the present, a sinister plot takes shape in the past.

Chopped Liver (S1, E3) | Aug. 26, 2022

Ursula is next in John Paul’s crosshairs; Thomas hopes that the police will help him.

Baby Becka (S1, E4) | Sep. 2, 2022

Becka comes to regret trusting John Paul; in the present, she and Matt get a shock.

Eye For An Eye (S1, E5) | Sep. 9, 2022

Bibi is gripped by a bold, dangerous idea for John Paul’s birthday; Matt learns a difficult truth.

Splash (S1, E6) | Sep. 16, 2022

The Garvey sisters regroup as their fears grow for Grace’s well-being; Thomas finally gets a lead.

Rest In Peace (S1, E7) | Sep. 23, 2022

The sisters are in for a shock as a coworker performs an unlikely rescue; suspicions swirl after John Paul’s accident.

The Cold Truth (S1, E8) | Sep. 30, 2022

Becka is determined to prove Eva wrong; Thomas and Matt wait for news of a breakthrough.

Going Rogue (S1, E9) | Oct. 7, 2022

The sisters get a heartbreaking reality check; Matt steps up as Thomas starts to crumble.

Saving Grace (S1, E10) | Oct. 14, 2022

In the season finale, tensions run high as shocking revelations come to light; time is running out for the Garvey sisters.

Bonus:- a video clip of the comedic scene from this series

In this short video clip (You Can’t Just Explode Your Brother-In-Law), the sisters are talking and planning their moves on how to harm their villainous brother-in-law.

A comedic scene from the Bad Sisters show | YouTube.

Poster of the Bad Sisters (S1/2022) Series

Bad Sisters show – poster

Key details of the Bad Sisters (S1/2022) Series

GenreComedy, Drama, Thriller
Age-restrictionsParents Guide (16+)
ReleasedAugust 2022
Season & Episodes Season One (1) – Ten (10) Episodes
TaglineFamily. It’s a killer.
CreatorsBrett Baer. Dave Finkel, Sharon Horgan
CastSharon Horgan, Eve Hewson, Sarah Greene, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, etc.
About – Bad Sisters show.

Trailer of the Bad Sisters (S1/2022) Series

Official Trailer – Bad Sisters show | YouTube.

Awards won by the Bad Sisters (S1/2022) Series

Names of the AwardsNames of the Awards Winners
BAFTA Awards – 2023Drama Series – Winner – BAFTA TV Award
Titles & Graphic Identity – Winner – BAFTA TV Award
Anne-Marie Duff – Winner – BAFTA TV Award – Supporting Actress
Irish Film and Television (IFTA) Awards – 2023Best Drama – Winner – IFTA Award
Dearbhla Walsh – Winner – IFTA Award – Best Director – Drama
Sharon Horgan – Winner – IFTA Award – Best Actress in a Lead Role – Drama
Anne-Marie Duff – Winner – IFTA Award – Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Drama
Awards – Bad Sisters

Featured & Other Images: Bad Sisters show | Apple TV+.

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