A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Secrets, death, and ghost hauntings are major themes. Grief, marriage, family, and friendship are also central to the series.
Positive Role Models
Nathan is not a bad person at heart, but he makes a lot of bad mistakes. Bob is manipulative and self-serving. Features a cast that is White, British-Asian, and British-Black.
Violence & Scariness
The mysterious death of a young woman is central to the series. Acts of violence include attempting to suffocate a person. A bloody injury is shown. There are references to suicide, and a suicidal act is almost committed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's some strong sexual innuendo, including a simulated sex act (without nudity). Getting pregnant (and the inability to do so) is discussed.
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It contains strong curses like "f--k" and "s--t."
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Products & Purchases
The Volkswagen logo is partially visible, but not in a prominent way.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Prescription pills are visible, and hard drugs are snorted by certain cast members. Characters frequently consume hard liquor and wine. There's also lots of cigarette smoking. Some cast members are poisoned. Infertility hormone shots are administered.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Sister is a British psychological thriller that contains lots of mature content. There's cursing ("f--k" and "s--t") and strong sexual content, including a simulated sex act (without nudity). There are also scenes of attempted murder and death, and some characters are poisoned. A bloody injury is shown. There are references to suicide and a suicidal act is almost committed. There is a lot of drinking (wine, champagne, hard liquor), cigarette smoking, as well as hard drug use, including prescription pills and cocaine. Pregnancy is discussed, and infertility hormone shots are shown being administered. The Volkswagen logo is partially visible.
Is It Any Good?
This dark mini-series offers a psychologically disturbing narrative that slowly uncovers the details about Elise's mysterious death, and Nathan's role in it. Flashbacks are used to reveal the events leading up to Nathan and Bob's meeting, allowing viewers to see what led up to that moment and to understand the significance of the later plot twists.
There are some suspense-filled moments, but the overall series feels sluggish, thanks to the deliberately slow pacing of events occurring in real time. Additionally, the disturbing aspects of Nathan's actions, which are central to the story, are never fully explored. As a result, The Sister creates an eerie, but uneven, viewing experience that leaves you feeling more frustrated than creeped out.
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