Parents' Guide to

Bad Sisters

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Irish dark comedy has mature themes, violence.

TV Apple TV+ Comedy 2022
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age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Good show but definitely not for children under 17.

"Bad Sisters" is entertaining and a great show, but definitely not for children under 17. There are a few sex scenes, domestic violence, inappropriate language, partial nudity, lots of swearing, violence, harming of animals, and a few male characters who show behaviors of extreme misogyny. I was entertained but I wouldn't show this to my kid.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The Irish-centered dark comedy, which is based on the Belgian series Clan, offers a well-written story that's smart, witty, and dramatic. Bad Sisters effectively uses detailed flashbacks to raise suspicions about John Paul's death while highlighting the disasters created by people's efforts to cause it. Woven throughout are the sisters' efforts to cope with the aftermath of his passing, and Thomas Claffin's unscrupulous tactics to avoid financial ruin. Bad Sisters does have its share of disturbing moments, especially when showing the impact domestic abuse has on Grace and her daughter. Yet it strikes a balance between comedy and drama, making it possible to find humor in what is happening while appreciating the tragedies that are being revealed. Overall, it's a well-timed, well-performed series that will quickly draw you in, and keep you entertained until the end.

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