wow! That’s the reaction I had after just finishing the final season of HBO’s The Leftovers. I (stupidly) neglected this show as I thought it was just another shallow sci-fi post-apocalyptic drama and I’ve never been so wrong. Literally from the opening scene you are hooked. To prove this to you, I’ve included the opening scene below. Watch at your own risk…
The oversimplified plot:
A MIT student discovers an ‘extinction level’ event (in the form of an asteroid) that is on-course to strike Earth in 160 days or so. Naturally, he takes this discovery to his professor… who disappears shortly after. This marks the beginning of a roller-coaster ride that twists and turns its way around terrorism, war, deceit, murder, grave robbing dead presidents and a number of other unexpected delights.
Pop quiz: do you know what ‘Creepypastas’ are? Me either. Dr Google defines this as ‘internet horror stories passed around on forums and other sites to disturb and frighten readers’. The name “Creepypasta” comes from the word “copypasta”, an internet slang term for a block of text that gets copied and pasted over and over again from website to website.
I randomly started watching The Sinner as it caught my attention when trawling through Metacritic for something fresh and wow.wow.wow (cue Owen Wilson). I’m going to go out on a limb and say best (new) TV show of 2017. Jessica Biel gives a career best performance as a troubled former (apparent) junkie who randomly murders a stranger on the beach for seemingly no reason.
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