Calling The Sinner uncomfortable is an understatement. At times, USA's new limited series, starring Jessica Biel as a young mother who stabs a man to death in broad daylight, is downright disturbing.
Biel stars as Cora Tannetti, who is relaxing on the beach with her husband (Christopher Abbott) and toddler son one minute, then committing a unspeakable, unexplainable crime in the next. The scene, chillingly directed by Antonio Campos (who gave us the equally macabre Christine last year), appears however to be cathartic to the protagonist, like a devastating but necessary ending of a long nightmare. In the immediate aftermath, soaked in blood, she stands still and spellbound -- until her husband wrestles her to the ground. That's just the first episode.