The Sister: Series 1 (2020)


Series 1
The Sister

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The Sister strives for chilling intrigue, but moves too slowly to get the momentum necessary to keep viewers hooked.

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Air date: Jan 22, 2021

Psychological thriller starring Russell Tovey. Nathan, a devoted married man, is shocked when an unwelcome face from his past turns up on his doorstep. How far will Nathan go to keep a secret? S1 Ep1 With Fleur Keith, Simone Ashley, Angela Terence, James Doherty, Tina Harris, Ewan Bailey.

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Air date: Jan 22, 2021

Psychological thriller starring Russell Tovey. Nathan discovers his loved ones are under threat. As the secrets of the past threaten to come to light, a surprising connection between past and present is revealed. S1 Ep2 With Simone Ashley, James Doherty, Ewan Bailey, Bertie Carvel, Paul Bazely, Nina Toussaint-White.

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Air date: Jan 22, 2021

Psychological thriller starring Russell Tovey. As Nathan and Bob grimly dig up the woods, the truth about that night is revealed. And just when Nathan hopes his long nightmare is over, Bob has another twist of the knife. S1 Ep3 With Simone Ashley, Ewan Bailey, Bertie Carvel, Paul Bazely, Nina Toussaint-White, Amanda Root.

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Air date: Jan 22, 2021

Psychological thriller starring Russell Tovey. After Bob's true intentions are revealed, Nathan fights back with everything in his arsenal, but how far is he prepared to go? S1 Ep4 With Simone Ashley, Bertie Carvel, Paul Bazely, Nina Toussaint-White, Amanda Root, Amrita Acharia.

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Critic Reviews for The Sister Series 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

The Sister feels like the old British horror series from the 1970s -- moody lighting, mysteriously misty laneways -- but the first-rate acting keeps things from getting too cheesy.

Nov 30, 2020 | Full Review…

It was what I call "arrows on a whiteboard" drama: good on connecting the gear changes of its plot and invented lives, less good on evoking flesh-and-blood people you could imagine meeting in real life.

Nov 3, 2020 | Full Review…

This was not pacey. It was sloooooow, beset as it was by those interminable flashbacks. Unsurprisingly, there were many outrageous implausibilities.

Nov 2, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

For so long a reliable ensemble player, Tovey gets an overdue lead here and proved well up to the task as a solemn, anguished everyman.

Oct 28, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A large part of this success must be laid at Tovey's feet. His Everyman, suffering as an essentially good person trapped in a worsening hell not of his own making, is absolutely agonising.

Oct 28, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Sister was car-crash drama: horrible to look at, but you couldn't turn away.

Oct 28, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A pretty darned good, four-part chiller set.

Dec 14, 2020 | Full Review…

The Sister needs some serious hurrying along.

Nov 3, 2020 | Full Review…

This was a decent 90-minute Halloweeny twister crammed into a mere entire week.

Nov 3, 2020 | Full Review…

The most disturbing thing about The Sister was the way it dragged on for four evenings when the story merited an hour at best.

Nov 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Neil Cross's novel Burial was hailed for its skilful plotting and insightful characterisations, as well as its macabre atmosphere. Disappointingly, the author's own adaptation of the book looks clumsy and uncomfortable on TV.

Oct 29, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The show is somewhat redeemed when you find out more about what actually happened the night of Elise's disappearance - but her disappearance props up the narrative almost to the end, by which time it had already kind of lost me.

Oct 28, 2020 | Full Review…

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