I liked season 1 of the USA Network’s anthology series The Sinner quite a lot. The second season – which has been available, I think, on Netflix – has now arrived on free-to-air TV in the UK. Bill Pullman is still in place as Detective Harry Ambrose, returning on this occasion to his home town after fifteen years away, in order to investigate a double-murder. This time round he’s joined by the unreasonably-talented Carrie Coon, which on its own should make it worth watching. (Mr Carrie Coon, Tracy Letts, is in there as well.) Much of the enjoyment of season 1 derived from watching everything unfold, so I haven’t dug too deeply into what happens this time round. As far as I can see, though, it’s the same general idea: the identity of the perp isn’t a mystery, but the motive and circumstances are.
Season 3 has been ordered, incidentally, and will feature Unpopcult’s #1 crush MATT BOMER. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves: advance word on this second season is good, and I’ll be watching (tonight, BBC Four, 9pm, stupid double-bills).