Just like with a tub of Pringles, once you pop The Sinner, you just won't be able to stop.
If you want to start watching The Sinner, I suggest you do it as soon as you wake up on a day that you have no other plans. This series is gripping from the very first chapter and it is hard not to push that ‘play next episode’ button once you get going. These people know how to make the most jaw dropping cliff-hangers.
The events concentrate around Cora, a woman that seems to be living a pretty normal life in a small town in Upstate New York; she works for the family business, is married with a hot man (that looks freakishly like Jon Snow) she doesn’t really want to have sex with, and has a young son that she seems to love… and she is also a bit OCD.
So nothing really out of the ordinary, but we can tell something is quite not right from the very beginning and we get confirmation soon enough when BAM! Cora murders someone in plain daylight, in front of many witnesses and most shockingly, totally out of the blue.
The more baffling thing is that she does not have a clue why. Is this the truth or she is just lying to cover something else up?
The man that will work on solving Cora's inconceivable crime is Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman), the detective that takes on the case and puts all of his heart and soul into trying to get to the root of Cora’s mystery while dealing with her bizarre stories and behaviour, and also unconsciously fighting his own demons.
During the investigation the pieces of the puzzle will trickle down little by little and the picture that is showing at the end is pretty fucked up, but bearable…
The 1999 publication written by Petra Hammesfahr is set in Germany and is so unsettling that they had to tone down some of the aspects because it was too much for prime time TV. Love it already!
This is the first time Jessica Biel stars as a lead in a TV show and I'm ashamed to say I never really noticed before what a fucking good actress she is. Biel is also the executive producer and I love the reason why:
Jessica had enough of waiting for interesting roles to land in her lap, so she decided to make them happen. We should all learn a life lesson from this. Go JB!