The Sinner: Season 2 (2018)

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Season 2
The Sinner

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In its second season, The Sinner establishes itself as an engrossing why-dunnit thriller series with staying power.

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Critic Ratings: 33

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Episodes

1
Air date: Aug 1, 2018
2
Air date: Aug 8, 2018
3
Air date: Aug 15, 2018
4
Air date: Aug 22, 2018
5
Air date: Aug 29, 2018
6
Air date: Sep 5, 2018
7
Air date: Sep 12, 2018
8
Air date: Sep 19, 2018

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In Season 2 of the drama series, Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) goes back to his small hometown to investigate the murder of a couple by their 11-year-old son. As he tries to figure out why the boy would commit such a crime, it becomes clear that the town is hiding some very dark secrets that people will do anything in their power to protect. While attempting to bring these secrets to light, he also meets Vera (Carrie Coon), who might hold the key to understanding everything that's going on.

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Critic Reviews for The Sinner Season 2

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (12)

Season Two has only just begun its twists and turns. But so far, so good, with ample possibilities still in play while Harry's head tries to stay in the game.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Some of the storytelling feels less refined than last year... but the cast is again strong enough that The Sinner could again be an addictive summer distraction right when we need it.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 2 has enough going on it could spin off the rails, but the mere fact it has so much working for it thus far is a big win for everyone involved. The Sinner is no one-hit wonder.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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For young Elisha Henig's acting chops, no praise is high enough.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

You wouldn't call it fun exactly, but it grips like a dyspeptic alligator.

Nov 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An intelligent thriller and a satisfying watch.

Jul 31, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a middling, dour season of television without an ounce of humor or pathos, a fairly straightforward procedural thriller without much in the way of thrills.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

As played by Natalie Paul, [Heather] is a striking presence and there are arresting performances, too, from Tracy Letts as her father and from Carrie Coon...as the cult leader who claims to be Julian's mother.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The show continues to thrill with its ability to deceive viewers into believing they know where the story is headed. They don't.

Nov 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Pullman's performance is so beautifully understated it draws you in.

Dec 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

At least we got to watch husband and wife Tracy Letts and Carrie Coon balance each other as complementary characters.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The Sinner sets up a more immediately thrilling psychological mystery with the premiere of its second season.

Dec 18, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sinner: Season 2

  • 11h ago
    Flat out brilliant. The writing, the acting, the production, all of it. It steers clear of bogging itself down in something overwrought; they hint they might go all wacky on you to keep you guessing, but then pull it back down to earth and give you pure human drama without any affectation. Elisha Henig is a star, Carrie Coon can do no wrong, and Pullman plays the role of a lifetime. Deeply moving.
  • Feb 07, 2020
    Not as great as Season 1, but still riveting and not to be missed! Weird rock!
  • Jan 22, 2020
    No where near as good as season one Cora. The acting is meh and the story line drags out. I actually fast forwarded though many of the scenes. I was expecting it to be a riveting as season one but...not at all. I am very disappointed so far.
  • Jan 13, 2020
    Half way through- very intriguing. Can't wait to finish tonight.
  • Dec 28, 2019
    I liked the journey in season 2 more than season 1, but the ending felt a little hollow, making you wonder if it was worth it. Various actors delivered solid performances, and the writing and direction were adequate. The show can be very dry at times, but it makes you ask plenty of questions, and all the questions were answered well enough. This show could be greatly improved by fleshing out the detectives in the same way they flesh out the suspects/victims. As it is, I feel that in a few weeks I will have forgotten most of what I saw.
  • Dec 22, 2019
    this was such a disappointing season after season. no suspense. average
  • Dec 12, 2019
    Detective Harry Ambrose is back for another 8 episodes into the dark souls. Even better than the first season.
  • Oct 22, 2019
    Gave it more than one star because the acting is good. But this is story just never gets to the point where it makes sense. And you have to go through a lot of very traumatic awful stuff for a story full of holes that's never resolved. Not even close to being as good Season 1
  • Oct 19, 2019
    I really liked it. the cast is superb and everything work, from the story to the characters
  • Sep 10, 2019
    Another amazing season. I liked it even more than the first. Impressions of this season will be sitting with me for a long time.

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