When it comes to well-written TV crime dramas, The Sinner is one we simply cannot leave off the list. There are three seasons with a fourth confirmed, and each season tells a different story. The only constant is Bill Pulman, who plays Detective Harry Ambrose.
In the first season, Ambrose needs to figure out why a woman suddenly killed a man on a beach in a fit of rage. There are elements of her past forgotten, her brain covering up from the trauma that happened.
The second season sees him take on a case that involves a boy who killed two people who seemed to be his parents. It turned out these two people were trying to get the boy away from a cult. What is the real story behind it all?
During the third season, Ambrose has a case that involves a man involved in some sort of car accident. Secrets of the past threaten to be unearthed.
All three seasons of The Sinner are on Netflix.
The newest TV show (well, to U.S. networks) is the Canadian crime drama Coroner. This is the only show on the list of shows like Absentia that doesn’t follow a one-story-arc season. Instead, it follows the more traditional case of the week format. There are the odd episodes that roll into the next.
This drama focuses on a woman who gets a new job after the death of her husband. She goes from working in the ER to working as a coroner, making it her mission to speak for the dead. All she wants is to make sure she finds justice for them, even if that puts her in dangerous situations.
Coroner‘s first three episodes are on The CW App right now. Episodes air weekly on Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW. The second season will begin in October on The CW.
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