WHO KILLED SARA? is a new Netflix series from Mexico (org. title Quién Mató a Sara?). Obviously, this means the language is Spanish and we’re in the thriller, crime, and mystery genres. This series should appeal to many but not all. Read our Who Killed Sara? season 1 review here! 

WHO KILLED SARA? is a new Spanish-language Netflix series from Mexico (org. title Quién Mató a Sara?). The genres are thriller, crime, and mystery which means you’re in for a treat if you enjoy the very dramatic storylines. The soapy vibe has a lot going for it in terms of appealing to the segment who enjoys this.

For me, it all becomes a bit too much. It’s all very dramatic and you’ll have to accept a lot of very easily explained plot twists. That’s not really my jam, but I can appreciate that this is the perfect guilty pleasure for many Netflix viewers. 

Continue reading our Who Killed Sara? season 1 review below.

Crime telenovela on Netflix

I’m rarely fully onboard with the crime-themed telenovelas on Netflix. For me, I want a telenovela to go crazy with kitsch and campy moments or I want a crime series that uses intelligent plot twists rather than the more predictable drama-ridden ones. This hybrid isn’t really for me. That’s why I wasn’t crazy about the Dark Desire series on Netflix either. 

You might like: Our review of the Netflix series Dark Desire here >

And yet, I love the fact that Netflix produces these series. The production quality is impressive and the actors certainly do their very best to deliver on the storyline. If you love this type of series, then more power to you (and Netflix) because Who Killed Sara? has all the thrills and drama in spades.

Personally, I just prefer the more classic thriller crime stories. And yes, Spanish-language productions are actually among my favorites in this genre when it comes to movies. For series, the telenovela style is often prevalent which means the drama takes point and not the crime story. Also, it usually means that it becomes a little too predictable in over-the-top ways.

Who Killed Sara? Season 1 – Netflix Review

Watch season 1 of Who Killed Sara? on Netflix!

José Ignacio Valenzuela is the creator of Who Killed Sara? with the Spanish title ¿Quién Mató a Sara? For José Ignacio Valenzuela, this is far from his first rodeo. He’s been writing on various series since 1995 and I’m sure he’ll continue for as long as he can.

Several of the series he has worked on has more than 100 episodes and are in the drama (and romance) department, so he clearly knows what he’s doing. With Netflix, there is obviously an excellent chance to create something a bit darker and with a bigger budget. I can’t really falter the production of this new Netflix series.

For me, it just doesn’t really excite me. I’d much rather watch something that has more of an edge (be it humor and darkness) than this drama and romance angle. Maybe that’s why I’m always a bit disappointed when these crime-telenovelas come out. I always expect something different. For those of you who do enjoy this guilty pleasure, just have fun with this latest addition!

All episodes in Season 1 of Who Killed Sara? are out on Netflix from March 24, 2021.


Creator: José Ignacio Valenzuela
Stars: Luis Roberto Guzmán, Manolo Cardona, Claudia Ramírez, Carolina Miranda, Ginés García Millán, Eugenio Siller, Alejandro Nones, Ximena Lamadrid


Alex, a man convicted of a crime he did not commit, is released after 18 years behind bars. Upon leaving, he only wants revenge on Rodolfo Lazcano, the person responsible for the death for which he was sentenced. Things get complicated when Alex starts a sentimental relationship with Elisa, the Lazcano’s youngest daughter, and when he discovers that Rodolfo is innocent and that someone else, who has skillfully kept in the shadows, was the true cause of his disgrace.

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