The Sinner is one of the best series in the psychological thriller genre of recent times. The production, adapted from the novel of the same name by German writer Petra Hammesfahr, season 1 is notable for its performances by Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman. The series includes a different story and different features in season 2. Sinner is looking for the answer to ‘why did the killer kill’ instead of ‘who’s the killer’, the classic crime question.
Cora Tannetti, a woman married and mother of one child. She kills someone on the beach where she goes with her family, and her life suddenly turns upside down. Cora, who pleaded guilty, does not know why he committed the murder. This case catches the attention of Detective Harry Ambrose and he begins investigating the incident. As the young woman’s past is tampered with, the case will take on a different dimension.
The series often references flashbacks when investigating the motives of the murder committed. Detective Ambrose believes Cora, who has gaps in her past, is probably the victim. Like Cora, the detective has a history of emptiness and remorse. But the series doesn’t focus much on the detective’s personal life.
Cora seems normal on the outside, but she seems unhappy with the occasional reverie. Besides, Cora doesn’t follow the classic criminal psychology and confesses to her murder for no apparent reason. But as the case is about to close, the detective begins to investigate Cora’s traumatic past, which everyone has given up.
The Sinner Season 1 Worth To Watch
We gradually witness the past of Cora, who has a deviant extreme religious mother, a congenitally ill sister and a careless father. As Cora remembers, the audience starts picking up little clues.
However, Cora does not remember all her memories correctly. As she recalls the right memories, audience has to change clues. In this respect, the production manages to surprise and tilt the audience in the opposite corner. Although The Sinner is a detective series, it also contains psychology and drama. The mysterious and gripping script of the series is ideal for those who like this kind of production.