Public Service Announcement 65 of 2019: The Sinner

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).

6 thoughts on “Public Service Announcement 65 of 2019: The Sinner

  1. Traxy November 24, 2019 / 12:10 am

    Unpopcult: *mentions Matt Bomer*
    Me: Agent Bryce! I wonder … *checks sidebar* OMG THERE ARE 86 POSTS ABOUT CHUCK, YAAAAAS!

    I love you guys, srsly. 😘

    • CJ Cregg November 24, 2019 / 5:31 pm

      Awwww – right back at atcha Traxy 😍

      • Traxy November 24, 2019 / 11:06 pm

        ❤️ I have recently taken up watching Chuck, a show I completely missed when it was on TV. (Looked for stuff on Prime that had Zachary Levi in it, watched a trailer for Chuck to see what it’s about, instantly started watching the show as a result and fell in love with it straight off the bat. I’m on s4e04 now.)

        • CJ Cregg November 25, 2019 / 9:43 pm

          It was a really fun, lovely show, wasn’t it? I still smile thinking about it every time Toto’s Africa comes on the radio 😂 By the time the show reached s4 though, I found I was struggling with it a little – I think maybe they were running out of inspiration by then. I never caught up with s5 in the end, mind you. Let me know what you think of it!

  2. Liz Holliday November 29, 2019 / 9:31 pm

    As I recall, Chuck (a show I loved unreasonably) dipped a bit in S4 but then made a strong comeback in S5, with a really unexpected (at least by me) ending. Worth seeing through to the end…

    • CJ Cregg December 1, 2019 / 11:31 pm

      Ah – I’m glad it ended well, Liz. I was really fond of the characters. One of these days I’ll get round to finishing it… 😉

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