The Sinner (TV/Horror) [TV/Review]

7,5/10

Season 1: 9/10
Season 2: 8/10
Season 3: 6/10

Year: 2017-
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Source: Streaming (Netflix)

PLOT

Bill Pullman stars as a police detective who investigates crimes committed by unlikely culprits and attempts to uncover the culprits’ motivations. Only Pullman appears in each season, with the rest of the cast alternating for the standalone stories of the seasons.

OPINION

I have been waiting for a show like this for ages. A show that doesn’t think that all viewers are idiots and they have to make the plot and twists so simple, so you know what’s up 15 minutes into it.

Bill Pullman is nothing less than amazing in his role as the slightly autistic and awkward Detective Harry Ambrose. He’s the only one that appears in all seasons and I would love to follow him for 10 more seasons.

Season 1: In the first season, Detective Harry Ambrose delves into the past of Cora Tannetti, a troubled woman, who out of the blue stabbed a guy to death on the beach. This one is really thrilling and it’s impossible to stop watching … only one more episode, only one more episode. Cora is fantastically played by Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman is as mentioned amazing.

Season 2: Ambrose returns to his hometown after a young boy named Julian Walker confesses to poisoning a couple and learns secrets that the inhabitants are determined to keep buried. Nothing creeps me out more than religious fanatics, and this one has it. The amazing portrait of the young man Julian is played by Elisha Henig, and he’s simply awesome and I will surely look out for things he will be part of in the future.

Season 3: I loved the concept of this season, about a man who in short thinks we all live a lie and are not true to our self. I agree to a point, that people in general aren’t willing to talk about “real things”, everything is a facade. But even though I love the concept, it kind of drags a little bit too much and not much is happening. I was also hoping for a more explosive ending, but it kind of chickened out. Matt Bomer is great as the tormented “bad guy”, and you can really see and feel his pain.

LOCATION/BACKGROUND

The Sinner is s developed by Derek Simonds for USA Network. The series is named after Petra Hammesfahr’s 1999 novel, which serves as the basis for the first season. Bill Pullman stars as a police detective who investigates crimes committed by unlikely culprits and attempts to uncover the culprits’ motivations. Only Pullman appears in each season, with the rest of the cast alternating for the standalone stories of the seasons.

Originally intended as an eight-part miniseries, The Sinner premiered on August 2, 2017, to critical acclaim and high ratings. The show’s success led to USA Network turning it into an anthology series, with a second season airing in 2018 and a third season airing in 2020. A fourth season is comming in 2021.

The first season of The Sinner received two nominations at the 75th Golden Globe Awards: Best Miniseries or Television Film and Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for Jessica Biel. Biel was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

STREAM

I watched this streaming on Netflix

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