Back with a fourth season, The Sinner tries to intrigue viewers again. However, this instalment is mildly interesting.
For those who don’t know, The Sinner is pitched as a blend of a thrilling murder investigation and raw character drama. Centered around detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman), each season tells the story about a different crime with new locations, cast and murder mystery.
The first season was amazing and the second was less amazing. However, it all goes downhill with the third one. But let’s talk about the fourth season which, thankfully, turned out to be the last one.
Harry is taking a vacation on a remote island when he stumbles on Percy Muldoon (Alice Kremelberg) committing suicide. For whatever reason, he decides to investigate, which leads to the plot of the season. And to be honest, as a fan of the show, none of it made any sense.
First, since Harry is retired, why would anyone take him seriously? Let along leading an investigation on a remote island. His girlfriend skips town and breaks up with him halfway through the season, also with no real justification.
As for the intricate plot of the murder mystery, it turns out it’s not so intricate. The producers spent seven episodes trying to walk us thru the supposed murder of Percy Muldoon just to get into the truth in the eighth episode. Sadly, it’s super disappointing.
To sum it up, not everything needs to be a franchise. The Sinner was supposed to be a limited series based on a book. I just wish the producers had kept it that way. Yes, the second season was great, but why would you drag the show into the mud in this way when you could have left it on an award-winning high note?!
Should you watch it?
Don’t waste your time with the fourth season. However, the first two installments are a must watch for viewers who like crime and mysteries.