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The Sinner 

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Anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes.

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Derek Simonds
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bill Pullman ...  Harry Ambrose 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Dohn Norwood ...  Dan Leroy 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Jessica Biel ...  Cora Tannetti 8 episodes, 2017
Christopher Abbott ...  Mason Tannetti 8 episodes, 2017
Carrie Coon ...  Vera Walker 8 episodes, 2018
Natalie Paul ...  Heather Novack 8 episodes, 2018
Abby Miller ...  Caitlin Sullivan 8 episodes, 2017
Hannah Gross ...  Marin Calhoun 8 episodes, 2018
Elisha Henig ...  Julian Walker 8 episodes, 2018
Tracy Letts ...  Jack Novack / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Danielle Burgess ...  Maddie 8 episodes, 2017
Enid Graham ...  Elizabeth Lacey / ... 7 episodes, 2017
C.J. Wilson ...  William 7 episodes, 2017
David Call ...  Andy 'Brick' Brickowski 7 episodes, 2018
Jay O. Sanders ...  Chief Tom Lidell 7 episodes, 2018
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Follows the story of a young woman who commits a horrific act of violence and rage, and to her surprise, has no idea why. The investigator who becomes obsessed with the case is determined to dig into her past and figure out why this is happening.

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Everyone knows she did it. No one knows why.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New City, New York, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Jessica Biel was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category for her role as Cora Tannetti in The Sinner (2017), but lost to Regina King from Seven Seconds (2018). See more »

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A Promising Why-dunit
11 August 2017 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

Cora (Jessica Biel) is a normal looking young woman who commits a shocking crime in full view of many witnesses. As viewers, we witness the crime also, so there is no doubt of her guilt.

Means and opportunity are never in question, but what is the motive? That is the central mystery around which this series revolves. And it is the question that drives police detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) to dig deeper despite Cora's confession of guilt.

Ambrose is a sad sack character who seems to commune better with nature than with people. Perhaps he understands compulsion and seeks to unravel his own while investigating Cora's.

In the first episode, Cora says, "I never thought that I would have a normal life." This is a major clue that her behavior may be rooted in her early years. Throughout the show, there are flashbacks to various happenings from all periods of Cora's life--clues that form pieces of the jigsaw puzzle solution.

As for the acting, most of the heavy hauling involves Biel and Pullman, who are convincing. The tone of the show is moody, suggesting the turmoil that lies just beneath the surface.

It remains to be seen if the writing can weave a tale that keeps the story interesting over the course of the 8-episode season. This is a good start.

Update 8/25/17: After four episodes, I am raising my grade to "8". The story is riveting. I would recommend this show to anyone who likes a good police mystery.


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