Season 2 of the USA psychological crime anthology series, which now stars Carrie Coon, "deserves more than a passing glance, if for no other reason than to admire its balance," says Hank Stuever. "The core mystery is complicated but not overly so; the ambiguities are presented in terms of human flaws rather than philosophy tracts; the gore is politely measured out in necessary doses; the twists are plausible enough to pass muster; and, above all else, The Sinner’s pace and writing lure you in and resist the urge to drift, promising a conclusive wrap-up. Characters tend to say only what is needed, rarely more. These qualities, which seem easy enough, are in fact difficult for many crime series to achieve."
TOPICS: The Sinner, USA Network, Carrie Coon, Derek Simonds