‘Sins of our Mother’ True Crime Miniseries Review

Sins Of Our Mother is a Netflix true crime miniseries directed by Skye Borgman. It was developed by Lightbox Productions and tells the story of Lori Vallow who was found guilty of murdering two of her children.

Lori Vallow was a loving mother who had been through an abusive marriage but later remarried before joining a cult that had splintered from the Mormons. Soon after, she met the leader of this group named Chad Daybell and his influence would have catastrophic consequences on her family. Separated from her husband, he would die in a confrontation with her brother, and then she would hit the road with her two youngest kids. Her oldest son tried to reach them, but they seemingly vanished without a trace. When Lori and Chad turn up in Hawaii, the children are gone and the answers would shock a nation.

Honestly, this three-part show did not bring up anything new to the case. Most of the information was publically available or had been highlighted by other true crime production. However, this one does a better job of presenting the background and giving a more coherent timeline of the facts of the crime. It showed just how tragic obsession can become and how it cost two kids their lives. It was sobering, heartbreaking, and even difficult to comprehend at times.

Check out the trailer below:

PARENTAL CONCERNS: Some violence, Thematic elements, Disturbing content

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