The Sinner (2017)

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Season 1
The Sinner

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Smartly unpredictable and led by powerful performances from a talented cast, the darkly compelling The Sinner sinks its hooks in fast and doesn't let go.

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Critic Ratings: 43

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Air date: Aug 2, 2017

A housewife stabs a beachgoer to death, which sparks an investigation and creates confusion in a small town.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2017

Cora tries to block Ambrose's investigation; Mason struggles to come to terms with secrets from Cora's past.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2017

Ambrose uncovers a secret about Cora that changes the course of the investigation; Mason takes matters into his own hands.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2017

Ambrose returns to Mosswood to confront Vera about the commune's work.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2017

After the discovery of a body in the woods, more questions arise.

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Air date: Sep 5, 2017

When Ambrose begins to waver, Cora convinces him to take a risk for the case.

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Air date: Sep 12, 2017

Cora finally remembers the night in question.

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Air date: Sep 20, 2017

Cora's fate is determined.

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Critic Reviews for The Sinner: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Sinner: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    This is truly one of the best shows I have ever seen. Through season 1, you early-on have the perspective that all people projected in the situation are evil, or stupid. And at the end, you realize that most humans are good, but are surviving life as it happens, as difficult as it can be, and are forgiving and compassionate. We do the best we can. I love the subliminal messages .... crosses on a necklace flashing in the light at times of faith-altering experiences; the words to songs in the background; the complexity of simply slicing a pear. I watched the first season alone and when it was finished, watched it again with my husband because I was so impressed and wanted him to see it. The second time I realized more how incrediby complicated the story was; all of the foreshadowing; the complexity of decision-making, regrets, confusion, and intelligence of the characters' minds...people just trying to do their best despite their life situations. I just started watching season 2. It always seems so simple at the beginning of each story but becomes so wonderfully complicated! The acting is truly amazing. Thank you for all of the work, talent, and compassion for humanity that went into creating and making this unique experience!
  • Jan 28, 2023
    This is by far one of the best shows I've seen in a decades. Superb acting by Bill Pullman and others. His character is amazing throughout every season. At least to me. Really keeps you on your toes , even if you try to be a sleuth and figure out what's happening as you watch. Highly recommend.
  • Dec 23, 2022
    Brilliant, chilling, with phenomenal performances from the leads, a must watch.
  • Nov 23, 2022
    I'm always surprised when a show on Netflix turn out to actually be good. Season 1 is great. I haven't seen Jessica Biel since watching her on Seventh Heaven. She is very talented and her performance is intense. More than anything, this is just some very clever writing and storytelling. It's so hard to stop watching once you start piecing together the little clues. The detective is also great. Idk his name. This is definitely on my short list of Netflix shows to watch for sure.
  • Nov 13, 2022
    Oh no! Two lumps of clunking woke rubbish in the first five minutes. No thanks. Hey Netflix - go woke, go broke!
  • Oct 30, 2022
    Excellent season full of suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Jessica Biel is captivating as always. Pullman does a great job.
  • Oct 30, 2022
    Season three is pretty bad. The first and fourth are awesome! The second is good! But overall, it's a very, very well produced series! It's the best police investigation series I've ever watched! Each episode holds you and makes you marathon the series. Many mysteries, many puzzles and little by little the pieces are put together. The series leaves no loose ends! Everything is very well explained down to the smallest detail! Harry Ambrose is a monster! Each character has their personality very well explored. Scary aspects of being human. Psychological characteristics that do not escape reality. Points such as religion, sexuality, drugs, rituals addressed with surprising quality. This series as a whole surprised me. The first and fourth seasons are breathtaking. Very proud and happy that such a masterpiece exists! Perfect 👏👏👏
  • Oct 26, 2022
    For a crime show, the mystery was well done. Detective wasn't a likeable guy but he was a sympathetic character - doing the right thing. Really good show.
  • Oct 25, 2022
    Boring and convoluted
  • Oct 19, 2022
    This kind of dislike for all characters in these types of continuing series, started with Breaking Bad. Why would anyone stay with a story where you don't care about the characters. Can any of these stories be about normal caring, empathic, even heroic people. This garbage has no redeeming characters or an interesting story. It got to a point where you don't care if everybody dies, because the characters don't care either. Please do not waste your time.

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