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Critically acclaimed psychological thriller returns

Jamie Burns (Matt Bomer) is the new character in the third season of “The Sinner,” an anthology crime drama on USA Network.  Photo courtesy of NBC Universal Television Distribution
Jamie Burns (Matt Bomer) is the new character in the third season of “The Sinner,” an anthology crime drama on USA Network. Photo courtesy of NBC Universal Television Distribution
February 12, 2020 | Elyssa Gideon | reporter

“The Sinner” is a psychological mystery that unfolds before the viewer’s eyes. Although each season is unique, it explores how and why seemingly ordinary people can commit heinous crimes. The third season premiered on USA Network Feb. 6.

The series captivates the audience in the first half of the first episode of each season by detailing the day of someone’s death. That death could seem like an accident or be an obvious murder.

The deeper the main character, police Detective Ambrose, played by Bill Pullman, delves into the investigation, the more he realizes things aren’t always what they seem.

This show takes the audience along for the ride as they find out more about police Detective Ambrose tackling his own demons, drowning himself in a new interesting case while trying to escape his own life.

“The Sinner” takes on a new approach to the boogeyman. It could be anyone. The series brings realism to something that some people may feel is so far-fetched. It isn’t too dramatic or overacted and has a mix of recognizable actors and some that could be new to the screen.

From crime buffs to drama seekers to mystery lovers, almost anyone could find a reason to enjoy this show. It carries themes about not judging a book by it’s cover and conquering demons through therapy in each season. Themes of this nature can prove very entertaining as well as insightful for viewers of any age. However, it may be intended for mature audiences only due to some of its mature themes, foul language and violence.

Each episode is an hour long, which is typically perfect for binging, but in this new age of “Quibi,” it may sound long. Don’t be fooled by the length of time it takes to fully catch up on all seasons in time to watch this week’s episode, once a viewer is enthralled with the storyline, the hour never feels long enough.

Both previous seasons, in full, can be streamed on Netflix; however, the first episode of this third season may have to be caught the old-fashioned way, a rerun.

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