Who Killed Sara?, a Netflix Spanish original series, looks at the accidental death of a teenage girl named Sara Guzmán who was paragliding with her brother Alex, boyfriend Rodolfo Lazcano, and other others from the same social circle. The plotted conspiracy by Cesar, the patriarch of the Lazcano family and putative protagonist of the series, captured the interest of viewers in season 1. Cesar coerced Alex into accepting responsibility for Sara’s death in order to spare his sons from being arrested. As a result of Alex’s confession, he had to serve about 18 years in prison while harbouring a burning rage every day. Therefore, Season 1 starts and picks up steam with Alex’s release, who vows to exact revenge on the entire Lazcano family and ultimately destroy them. But in Season 2, Alex, a gifted coder and hacker, learns some disturbing realities about her sister’s mental state while on his journey to vengeance. Alex begins to question whether he actually knew his sister as stunning revelations about Sara begin to come to light as he delves more into the mystery. Alex locates Sara’s murderer, Marifer, who also happens to be Sara’s step-sister, at the conclusion of season 2. (but not related to Alex, a complicated family affair). She admits to killing Sara by messing with the parachute ropes.
The creators of Who Killed Sara? have so far examined a different conflict related to Sara’s death and disappearance during the course of each new season. Since we already know that Season 3 is the final instalment of the series, the inquiry is continued throughout the entire third season so that Alex can discover the truth about what actually happened to Sara.
The drama’s intensity in Seasons 2 and 3 appears to be continually waning in comparison to Season 1, which has a negative impact on the characters’ development. Manolo Cardona’s portrayal of the character Alex painted him as a harsh, determined guy who was only interested in bringing the Lazcano family to justice. His lack of feelings is ideal for a man seeking retribution, but as the plot develops, Manolo Cardona’s Alex is forced to show more emotion, and that’s where the actor falters. The entire screenplay, not just his character, is completely devoid of emotional depth. The only other character outside Alex is Cesar, who is portrayed by accomplished actor Gins Garca Milln, who previously had some promise. In Season 3, when the competition comes to an end, each performer is supposed to show their emotional sides and engage the audience. But the majority of them fail to perform with that level of variety. Not completely their fault, but the screenplay is missing a graph someplace. Additionally, there are so many people in the story that it is difficult to remember who they are all connected to and what their complicated backstories are.
The series also has a problem with the sin of convenience. Alex is a prime example. He is a hacker, thus everything is possible for him on the dark web. He has the ability to breach bank accounts, CCTV, and computers. Anything you can think of, Alex will hack for you like it’s nothing at all. As the season goes on, his entire skill to hack things becomes gimmicky. Additionally, the show provides a tonne of easy excuses to explain away plot holes and character backstories that occasionally fail to make sense or are too extravagant to even amuse viewers for a moment.
But there is still hope. The season has some optimism thanks to a new character. It appears that a psychiatrist by the name of Reinaldo is the brains behind the scheme and has been managing some type of covert operation, which also happens to be the source of all evil. The conclusion of Season 2 also makes a subtle suggestion that Nicandro might have been involved in Sara’s accident, which furthers the mystery surrounding it. The wealthy student who was peddling narcotics in the characters’ high school was named Nicandro. Nicandro and Sara were rivals, and at this moment, Nicandro had vanished mysteriously. Nicandro probably played a role in Sara’s accident, and Season 3 goes into great detail about the drama in question. Season 3 maintains the same twists and turns that fans loved in Seasons 1 and 2, so it is not completely boring, just a little difficult and tedious. A full recap is much more advised to enjoy the series’ conclusion, despite the fact that creators have made an effort to make it easy for viewers to follow complex stories by incorporating a small flashback tied to a character as he or she appears on screen.
Season 3 delivers a decent debate about homosexuality and mental illness, leaving the thrills and spills out of it. The focus of the majority of the conversation is the plot of Chema Lazcano’s novel. His so-called open-minded family believes that his propensity for the same sex is some sort of mental disorder. Throughout the series, Chema has battled with his identity and has been attempting to convince his father, Cesar, of his value. Will Cesar ever be able to accept his son’s orientation? In the previous season, Chema accepted the responsibility for his father’s crimes in order to safeguard his reputation. In Sara’s situation, her mother despises her for having a mental disorder. She makes an effort to keep it a secret from everyone, including her own son (Sara’s brother), as though having a mental illness is a sin. Sara’s disease is exploited by Sara’s enemies throughout the series, which intensifies the issue and illustrates the state of society in which someone with a mental illness is treated like a lab animal.
It would be quite insensitive to expect anything more because Who Killed Sara? keeps true to its genre, which is a television melodrama, in terms of production design and photography. Again, performances are appropriate for the genre, and there is no emotional depth or character development. The series’ entire premise depends on the thrills and suspense that it introduces around every ten minutes. But ultimately, the audience might only be interested in learning what happened to Sara. Will she return or not? Who Killed Sarafinal ?’s season is a must-watch for anybody who has faithfully followed the first two seasons to learn Sara’s fate.
Note: The Who Killed Sara: Season 3 No-spoiler review is based on screeners of the first three episodes that Netflix provided.
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