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‘The Sinner’ is the rare crime drama more interested in innocence than guilt

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“The Sinner” uncovers the innocence buried inside everyone who is deemed guilty

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“In a word rife with true and fictionalized crime thrillers, our culture seems almost exclusively interested in the guilty: Who did it? How do we prove it? And what kind of monsters hide among us?

But USA Network’s The Sinner is one of the few crime series more interested in innocence than in guilt. It’s exactly what makes it feel so compelling and fresh in an oversaturated genre.

The two seasons — the second of which premieres on Aug. 1, and the first of which is available now on Netflix – tell two completely different stories of atypical murderers. Both suspects confess to the crimes immediately. But that’s only the beginning, as we wade into the murky moral gray areas that the criminal justice system fails to account for.

The Sinner continues to highlight the flaws of our human need to catch the bad guy, cast blame beyond a reasonable doubt, then move on. Instead, it forces us to understand the human being behind a heinous crime and, in the process, foster empathy for the sinner in us all.

The first installment questioned the boundaries of culpability through the character of Cora Tannetti. In her Golden Globe-nominated performance, Jessica Biel played a demure young mother who inexplicably commits a violent murder in broad daylight during an otherwise normal beach day.

It was a transfixing disentanglement of motivation and repressed trauma propelled by Detective Ambrose (Bill Pullman), who is the series’ connective tissue for this second installment.

After the detective’s success with the Tannetti case, he’s called back to his hometown in rural New York for Season 2, to solve yet another………………….”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/07/31/the-sinner-season-2-review/

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The Twilight Zone – Official Trailer

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Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger | Official Season 2 Trailer

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Starring Olivia Holt & Aubrey Joseph

There is a new evil growing in New Orleans, and Tandy and Tyrone are the only ones who can stop it. Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger season 2 premieres Thursday, April 4 on Freeform.

 

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The Man in the High Castle Season 4 Teaser | Prime Video

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The final season of The Man in the High Castle will be rocked by war and revolution. The Resistance becomes a full-blown rebellion, driven by Juliana Crain’s (Alexa Davalos) visions of a better world. A new Black insurgent movement emerges to fight the forces of Nazism and imperialism. As empires teeter, Chief Inspector Takeshi Kido (Joel De La Fuente) will find himself torn between his duty to his country and the bonds of family. Meanwhile, Reichsmarschall John Smith (Rufus Sewell) will be drawn towards the portal the Nazis have built to another universe, and the tantalizing possibility of stepping through a gateway to the path not taken.

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