The Sinner: Season 2 (2018)


Season 2
The Sinner

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 31


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1302
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Air date: Aug 1, 2018
Air date: Aug 8, 2018
Air date: Aug 15, 2018
Air date: Aug 22, 2018
Air date: Aug 29, 2018
Air date: Sep 5, 2018
Air date: Sep 12, 2018
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 (31) | Top Critics (11)

For young Elisha Henig's acting chops, no praise is high enough.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | 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…
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 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

An intelligent thriller and a satisfying watch.

Jul 31, 2019 | 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…

The Sinner is a throwback to classic mystery television, but with the kind of craft now common in this age of peak TV. It drips with atmosphere, strong performances, and a plot that confuses us in a good way.

Aug 24, 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…

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…

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…

Focusing on a different crime, The Sinner ventures out of the source book and into original storytelling territory. Oh, and Carrie Coon stars.

Sep 10, 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 the cult leader who claims to be Julian's mother.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sinner: Season 2

  • 2d ago
    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
  • 4d ago
    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.
  • Sep 09, 2019
    Parts of the story did not make any sense.
  • Sep 09, 2019
    Ever bit as good as the first season. Great filming and direction. Enticing plot. Pulliam and Coon are great lead actors. Lots of fun to try and guess what happened and who did it.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    Surprisingly great!! Another masterpiece in the golden age of internet television.
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Great show with some twists that you don't see coming and some that you do. It's kind of like a budget version of true detective. definitely recommend, especially if you like the first season.
  • Sep 03, 2019
    Season 1? SOLID. Season 2? I don't even know how to describe this. Awful. Dreadful. Who cares? Eight episodes of your life wasted. Run from this awful second season. I'm still stunned I sat through the entire thing. This has to be the absolute worst season of any show ever made. Must be. And before you think all of the critics reviews tell the story, have a look when they were all written. The beginning of Season 2. Before this thing went off the rails.
  • Sep 01, 2019
    I liked the first season, but I'm kinda over season 2.
  • Sep 01, 2019
    I find this season to be different than the first. It feels unoriginal. The new characters like Ashley and Marin are uninteresting and their acting doesn't feel on point. Bill Pullman is, however on point. So is the young actor who plays Julian and Carrie Coon. I hope the finale will be better than the start.

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