| Cult of Mac

New suspicions simmer on Bad Sisters [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★☆

By

Bad Sisters recap: Gabriel (played by Assaad Bouab) saves John Paul's life, unfortunately.★★★★☆
Bad Sisters recap: Gabriel (played by Assaad Bouab) saves John Paul's life, unfortunately.
Photo: Apple TV+

Twisted Apple TV+ comedy Bad Sisters recovers from a few nasty falls this week. The series, which centers on Irish sisters determined to put their brother-in-law on ice, circles the wagons and waits for bad news as insurance inspectors get closer to the truth.

In a typically great episode from the show’s marvelous artistic team and cast, John Paul survives another murder attempt in the past, and Becka makes a shocking discovery.

Bad Sisters hatches its funniest murder scheme so far [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★

By

Bad Sisters recap Apple TV+: The Garvey sisters are up to no good again, and that's great.★★★★
The Garvey sisters are up to no good again, and that's great.
Photo: Apple TV+

Bad Sisters takes a look at John Paul’s mental health in a particularly solid episode of the murderously funny Apple TV+ hit. The series, about a family covering up a murder in the present — and trying to commit it in the past — takes a madcap turn this week.

Bibi is mad with grief, Grace is a broken woman, Roger’s going to jail and Becka’s falling in love. Plus, we get the funniest scene of the season. A fine showing from the cast helps this week’s episode get a good head of steam going in time for a great final sequence of dark slapstick.

Another murder scheme goes wrong in all the right ways on Bad Sisters [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★☆

By

Bad Sisters recap Apple TV+: A paintball murder plot? What could go wrong?★★★★☆
A paintball murder plot? What could go wrong?
Photo: Apple TV+

It’s Bibi Garvey’s time to shine this week on Bad Sisters, Apple TV+’s dark, depraved and hilarious comedy. She deals with the insurance investigators and hatches a new plan to kill the Garvey sisters’ brutish brother-in-law John Paul. But is she the crack shot she remembers?

Bibi and Eva both must overcome personal trauma to make it to their next appointment with death, while Grace starts to crumble as nothing in her life goes even remotely well. This week’s fine episode flirts with hitting risky subtextual bull’s-eyes.

On Bad Sisters, everyone’s got a motive for murder [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★

By

Bad Sisters recap Apple TV+: Revenge is a family matter in Bad Sisters.★★★★
Eve Hewson and Eva Birthistle are good to each other on Bad Sisters.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ hit dark comedy Bad Sisters takes us through Becka’s motive for a murder this week. In the devilishly good series about the murder of a selfish bastard, we flash back to witness the fourth sister’s experience with bad brother-in-law John Paul — and the dispiriting effect it had on all of Garveys.

Meanwhile, in the present, Becka deals with her complicated romantic entanglement with the man trying to bring her and her sisters down.  Elsewhere, Eva gets serious with Gabriel, Ursula runs out of options, and JP finds a new target in a truly stellar episode.

Bad Sisters delves deeper into poison and plots [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★

By

Bad Sisters recap Apple TV+: Bibi (played by Sarah Greene, left) and Eva (Sharon Horgan) have a plan to get rid of their evil brother-in-law, John Paul.★★★
Bibi (played by Sarah Greene, left) and Eva (Sharon Horgan) hatch a plan to get rid of their evil brother-in-law, John Paul.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ dark comedy Bad Sisters regroups and strikes back harder this week. The Irish series about five sisters and their common enemies keeps winning — by losing.

After the untimely death of Grace’s no-good husband John Paul, Becka won’t let potential new boyfriend Thomas take “no” for an answer. And Thomas’ brother, Matthew, does the same in opening an insurance investigation into the death of Becka’s brother-in-law. In the past, Ursula gets on board with the murder plot as Bibi and Eva reassess after their first botched effort.

Bad Sisters is a delightfully dark comedy [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★☆

By

Bad Sisters recap: All the Garvey sisters had reason to dislike the recently deceased John Paul.★★★★☆
All the Garvey sisters had reason to dislike the recently deceased John Paul.
Photo: Apple TV+

New Apple TV+ dark comedy Bad Sisters follows a family of Irish women who vow to help each other through thick and thin. Thick comes in the form of a miserable brother-in-law, who’s lying in a coffin and represents loose ends for all of them.

Can they outmaneuver a desperate insurance investigator and keep from turning on each other? This is good TV. Let’s just watch it cook.

First look at Shantaram on Apple TV+ shows thrills and romance in 1980s Bombay

By

“Shantaram” is a new Apple Original drama series starring Charlie Hunnam.
“Shantaram” is a new Apple Original drama series starring Charlie Hunnam.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ offered a first look at upcoming drama series Shantaram this week in the form of a photo of star Charlie Hunnam (Son of Anarchy) in character, plus a rundown of the cast and plot of the adventure-romance, set to premiere October 14.

And speaking of drama and adventure, the production ran into big trouble on the way to becoming a reality.

Apple TV+ trailer shows Bad Sisters trying to get away with murder

By

Bad Sisters focuses on a very unusual family
Eve Hewson, Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle and Sarah Greene in Bad Sisters, coming soon to Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

The Garvey sisters vowed to always take care of each other, which leads them toward murdering their abusive brother-in-law. Their scheme plays out in Bad Sisters, a creation of Irish actress, writer and producer Sharon Horgan, who is known for her darkly funny shows.

The comedy/thriller series debuts on Apple TV+ in August, and a trailer debuted Wednesday.

Surface trailer dips into secrets exposed in the sexy psychological thriller

By

'Surface' trailer dips into secrets exposed in the sexy psychological thriller
Surface premieres globally July 29, 2022 on Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

The first trailer for the psychological thriller Surface lets viewers dip their toes into the central mystery of the upcoming series: What if you woke up one day and didn’t know your own secrets?

The show premiers on Apple TV+ in late July, and stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, best known for appearing in Apple’s critically acclaimed The Morning Show.