What Sharon Horgan’s Bad Sisters Teaches Us About Emotional Abuse

Bad Sisters, debuting this past August, has proven itself to be Apple TV’s most powerful dark comedy.

Created by multitalented Irish actress, director, and producer Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe; This Way Up), it tells the story of five idiosyncratic sisters, orphaned young and living near each other on Ireland’s gorgeous coastline.

But the siblings — Eva Garvey (Horgan), Grace Williams (Anne-Marie Duff), Ursula Flynn (Eva Birthistle), Bibi Garvey (Sarah Greene), and Becka Garvey (Eve Hewson) — find their adult happiness overshadowed by the oppressive John Paul Williams (Claes Bang), Grace’s quietly cruel and overbearing husband.

The series delves into his longstanding emotional abuse, which, in turn, becomes the catalyst for Grace’s four sisters to cook up various harebrained schemes to “help nature out” and bring about their middle-aged brother-in-law’s demise.

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