I remember ‘Who killed Sara?’ It did not make too much noise when the Netflix promotional campaign began, but it was arriving on the platform and becoming one of its biggest hits of recent times. Surely not even the platform itself expected it to sweep that way, although it had confidence in it, as it soon announced that the second batch of episodes was going to premiere on May 19.
Something that has surely caught the attention of many of its followers is that at no time has it been commented that the second season is going to be the last of the series. It will not take long to find out, but for now I have had the opportunity to see its first two chapters, where it is chosen to further twist the mystery by placing special emphasis on the victim.
Keeping your style
The more or less crazy twists have been a substantial part of the DNA of ‘Who Killed Sara?’ from the start of its first season, working at the same time to enhance its thriller side as well as for it to serve as a soap opera as the main thread.
Depending on the moment, one thing weighed more than another, something that happens again at the beginning of the second season, where as soon as the prohibition of excess is opened to give a greater sense of depth in the character played by Ximena Lamadrid as it is committed to the peculiar ambush that closes the first episode.
What prevails at all times is intensity, because we may not yet know who caused Sara’s death after the false trail that Elroy’s involvement was, but what is already completely clear is that no one can act as if nothing would have happened. Everyone has something at stake, which gives rise to attitudes like what the trailer for this second season already anticipated in relation to Chema.
In the end what matters in ‘Who Killed Sara?’ It is not so much to maintain credibility at all times as to provide new surprises to the viewer that little less than force them to feel the need to see how everything is unraveling. And it is that some answers do begin to occur, but at the cost of continuing to create unknowns so that the intensity to which I alluded before never decays.
Bordering on the ridiculous without finishing falling into it
It is a bet that is constantly on the verge of ridicule – something that carries over to most interpretations, often on the edge of the unreal – and nothing to completely collapse, but behind all that relatively shameless approach is a determination. absolute that this is the best way to tell this story created by José Ignacio Valenzuela.
We have a perfect example of this with the mere audacity of even pointing to the possibility of a suicide by Sara as a result of the problems that the character was going through. It is not something that is used based on the fearsome device of blaming the victim, but as an attempt to introduce doubt into the mind of another character, a destabilizing element that would be a huge mistake to take further.
And is that Sara until now was more of a protagonist in the shadows, the great trigger of everything but without having an authentic personality beyond linking her to some of the secrets that the series was revealing. The great change of this second season starter is to solve that, in part to give another dimension to her death, but also to finish making it clear that she was not exactly a charity sister.
From that thread we discover more, although giving the feeling that the series is embracing its most excessive side even more. It is something that is nuanced by not letting anything come to rush and with that aura of certain seriousness that is sought to be achieved through the staging work of Leche Ruiz.
The second season of ‘Who Killed Sara?’ makes it clear that we are facing a most twisted house of cards and that for some it has surely already collapsed. For my part, I am torn between curiosity and skepticism, so it will be time to move on with it. And I cannot say that she is good, but I do say that she is honest in her approach and direct in her execution, even when she gets to abuse puns. Sometimes that is enough.