Jean-Claude Delcorps was possibly the most unpleasant person in Belgium and now he is dead. The authorities have accepted that there was no foul play but the Dewitt brothers, whose company insured Jean-Claude, are determined to find somebody to blame so they won't have to pay up. Their suspicion falls on Jean-Claude's long suffering wife, Goedele, and her four sisters; Veerle, Eva, Bekka and Bibi.
Over the course of the series we see that not only did each of the four sisters have several motives they actually try to kill Jean-Claude! Their early plans don't succeed but frequently cause collateral damage. The more one learns about Jean-Claude the more one is likely to think he deserves what we know is ultimately coming
he is a truly vile man who treats his wife appallingly and takes pleasure in ruining the lives of others.
Thanks to 'Walter Presents' we in Britain have been spoilt when it comes to foreign language programmes lately and this is one of the most fun. It contains a great mystery; we have so many suspects to choose from each with plenty of reasons to commit murder. We also have great characters; Jean-Claude makes the perfect victim as he is so horrible
Dirk Roofthooft does a great job keeping him believably unpleasant without becoming a pantomime villain. Barbara Sarafian, Kristine Van Pellicom, Ruth Becquart, Maaike Neuville and Inge Paulussen are equally impressive as the five sisters; they had a great chemistry and the scenes where the four 'In-Laws' sit around plotting how to kill Jean-Claude were a lot of fun
one couldn't help hoping that they will get away with it; assuming that it ultimately emerges that they killed him. When we do finally learn what happened the revelation is most satisfactory and gives the series a solid conclusion. Overall I'd definitely recommend this to anybody looking for a mystery with plenty of laughs.
These comments are based on watching the series in Belgian Dutch with English subtitles.