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Mon Aug 22, 2022, 12:04 PM

'Bad Sisters' Proves How Much Fun It Is to Kill Bad Men

I’ll never forget the feeling of being 7 years old and realizing that The Chicks’ “Goodbye Earl” was about three best friends murdering their other friend’s abusive boyfriend.

A babysitter of mine used to play the song from the stack of CDs in my parents’ collection, and I had listened to it 50 or more times without it ever registering. I hadn’t yet mastered the concept of attaching meaning to song lyrics. When it finally clicked, it was like my mind had been thrust through an Interstellar-level wormhole. I could see everything around me with 20/20 vision. Every sense was heightened. The concept of women banding together to gleefully kill an evil man changed everything for me.

In the years that have passed, women killing men for the greater good of the world has become my favorite genre of media. Give me a revenge film and I’m there. A true crime doc about an abusive adulterer meeting his demise? I’ve already seen it. I hold Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof and Taylor Swift’s “no body, no crime” in equal reverence.

So imagine the childlike delight that washed over me when firing up Bad Sisters, the new Apple TV+ series about, you guessed it, some very bad sisters.

Almost immediately, I recalled that old, familiar feeling of my “Goodbye Earl” days. Bad Sisters is just like The Chicks’ song, except there are four culprits. And they’re related. And they’re Irish. So maybe not just like the song, but all of the same gratuitously enjoyable, novel-like plotting is still there—now turned up to an 11 for one of the single most boisterous shows of the year.

Adapted from the 2012 Belgian series Clan, Bad Sisters stars Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan as Eva Garvey, the voice of reason among her four other sisters: Ursula (Eva Birthistle), Grace (Anne-Marie Duff), Bibi (Sara Greene), and Becka (Eve Hewson). Though Eva is slowly spinning out and teetering on the edge of full-blown alcoholism, she’s still somehow the most put-together of her sisters, who have all been bound together by the early-in-life death of their parents. Though each sister has since been crawling through her own layer of muddy discord, no one has been suffering more than Grace.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/obsessed/apple-tvs-bad-sisters-proves-how-much-fun-it-is-to-kill-bad-men-review

We started watching this last week. I love it and can't wait for the next episode!

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Jilly_in_VA Aug 2022 OP
Farmer-Rick Aug 2022 #1
Jilly_in_VA Aug 2022 #2
Delmette2.0 Aug 2022 #3
Delmette2.0 Aug 2022 #4
Ohio Joe Aug 2022 #5
Delmette2.0 Aug 2022 #6
getting old in mke Aug 2022 #7
Danascot Aug 2022 #8

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2022, 12:27 PM

1. I love the concept

But I lost track of all the characters in the first episode. I just got too confused on who was who, and which sister was the one with the bad husband or the one with the new male friend. And why didn't they just go by her house when she didn't show for the swim? So I haven't ventured a second episode. Maybe I'll try again.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 22, 2022, 12:48 PM

2. Second episode not out yet

it's not going to be that hard. The one with the circles under her eyes is the one with the bad husband. You'll catch on. Or re-watch the first. I didn't have any problems at all.

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Mon Aug 22, 2022, 03:03 PM

3. There is also Why Women Kill

It is on CBS Paramont Plus. Just 2 seasons, I know if there will be more.

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Mon Aug 22, 2022, 03:09 PM

4. What network is Bad Sisters on?

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 22, 2022, 04:04 PM

5. Apple TV+ - nt

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 22, 2022, 04:24 PM

6. Thanks.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 11:52 AM

7. If'n you extend this reading

There's a series of books by Sophie Littlefield called "A Bad Day for ..." (Sorry, Pretty, Scandal, Mercy, Romance).

They are (mostly) cozy mysteries:
. Small town setting: check
. Single woman protagonist: check
. Sewing shop with quirky employees/regulars: check
. Handsome new sheriff: check

Then there's
. Puts on her vigilante boots and stomps all over abusive boyfriends/husbands in the small town while solving mysteries and avoiding suspicion by new sheriff: check.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2022, 02:43 PM

8. The female vigilante is one of my favorite themes

Some of my favorites include:

A Promising Young Woman – Cary Mulligan - HBO Max
A Vigilante – Olivia Wilde - Amazon Prime $4 or free on Tubi or Pluto
The Brave One – Jodie Foster - Amazon Prime $3
Peppermint – Jennifer Garner - Amazon Prime $3

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