After nine glorious episodes, I feel sick that this week, we’re at the end of Bad Sisters, a show so brilliantly written that the hatred I feel for the villain is driving me crazy. I revisited a decade-long affair with Claes Bang, the Danish star of The Square and the hottest man to ever play Count Dracula.
his series – a remake of the 2012 Flemish series Clan – is the story of a group of Irish sisters who decide to kill their brother-in-law. This would usually make the fun killers the villains, right? Wrong. The Garvey sisters are really doing the world a favor, as their brother-in-law John Paul (Bang), also known as The Prick, is one of the most disgusting men in television. Prince Joffrey aside, there’s a new public enemy number one in town.
It’s hard to pick out exactly what the worst characteristic of JP is. Did he give his daughter a pro-life pin (which Eve Hewson’s Becka brilliantly calls “abortion jazz hand”) to get her Confirmed? That he jokes about Eva (Sharon Horgan) not being able to have children, or is he blaming Bibi (Sarah Greene) for losing an eye?
His blackmailing Ursula (Eva Birthistle) for her affair, or his treatment of his own amnesiac mother? Or, does he refer to his wife Grace (Anne-Marie Duff) as “Mammy,” provoking her at every opportunity and belittling her efforts to have her own identity outside of the house?
It was what then advised the Garvey sisters from actively hating Grace’s husband, to wanting him dead. And apparently, they succeeded, because in the first minutes of the show, we discovered that JP was really brown bread. But how, and in whose hands?
Bad sisters flashes back and forth before and after the crash to document Garveys’ efforts to weed JP out in increasingly innovative fashions, while in the present day two brothers and insurance salesman, Thomas (Brian Gleeson) and Matt (Daryl McCormack), investigate JP’s death to avoid paying a hefty demand for Grace.
The whodunnit plot is not unique. We’ve seen flashbacks used in everything from How to get away with murder? and Big Little Lies. But what makes? Bad sisters very special is how they have built a complex and believable cast of characters to draw you in and make you an accessory to this much-desired murder.
Bang’s sly performance as JP truly deserves an award. The villains are often cartoonish in their rawness, but while The Prick doesn’t have the qualities it deserves, it’s all rooted in reality. We all know a man who scared his mate, poisoned his reputation to advance his own career, or played with his life just for fun, and JP are all those men who got along. make a.
But even more realistic is the Garvey sisters, each with their own personal reasons for wanting JP dead. Bad sisters It gets pretty far-fetched as the women rush into explosions, drugging and even shooting paintballs to kill their enemies, but you never lose faith in this group as a real family.
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Even as they are at the funeral of their apparent murder victim, Bibi is arguing with her sister about a scarf (“She always keeps my things.”) when they find out. It turns out that JP took out Ursula by soliciting nude pictures, sex. – Becka is actively there to comfort her by saying: “Don’t embarrass her. It’s your pussy, you can do whatever you want with it. “
Horgan is especially great as Eva, who took care of her older sisters when their parents died and took on the role of motherhood so much so that even her murder plan makes sense, as seen. when she said, “If we do it again, we’re doing it with poison this time… like normal women. “
Any Irish audience might be more interested in the fantasy film, just because of its sheer Irish nature. Okay, sure, there’s no way five women in Dublin in 2022 would be so scrutinized – even Becka, the “poor”, whose flats cost around four thousand a month on Daft – but the dynamic family and funeral culture is correct.
Bringing Thomas and Matt’s brotherly conversation into the middle of the investigation: “Have I ever been wrong before?” “Yeah, that time you swore that everyone would sing with me Patricia the Stripper. “
In fact, the only time I think they got it wrong was when, to appeal to an international audience, Matt explained the contents of a breakfast roll to his brother – as if Gleeson, with his big head of Irish on people, not’ t a gourmet at the deli.
There’s only one episode left, and we still don’t know how JP kicked the bucket, or which sister did it – or even if it was someone else. (Could it be that Grace was trapped? His daughter Blanaid may have taken revenge after the death of kitten Harry Styles?) But whoever did it, we’ll celebrate the man’s death. worst on TV – and hopefully, a perfect ending for an Irish Comedy star.
The final episode of Bad Sisters will be on Apple TV+ on Friday, October 14
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-reviews/bad-sisters-gave-us-five-of-the-best-female-irish-characters-ever-and-the-most-heinous-villain-on-tv-im-really-going-to-miss-it-42055035.html Bad Sisters gave us five of the best Irish female characters ever and TV’s most disgusting villain – I’m really going to miss it