The Night Of (2016)

About

The Night Of is an eight-part limited series that delves into the intricate story of a fictitious murder case in New York City. The series follows the police investigation and legal proceedings, all the while examining the criminal justice system and the purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused awaits his trial.

Filmed in and around Manhattan, the HBO series is based on the BBC’s “Criminal Justice,”

Storyline

After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Cast

Ratings

IMDB 8.6/10

Audience Score 92%

Critics Consensus: The Night Of is a richly crafted, exquisitely performed mystery that will keep viewers enthralled and leave them devastated.

Personal view

Last week I had to travel several hours and I thought this would be a nice time to catch-up with a series I had more than a year on the bookshelf. Before I continue I must confess one thing. The show has won a lot of awards and a few Emmies: Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special – 2017,Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie – 2017. And what did I do… play some of it at 1.3x speed…

This also means the pace in the series is slow but doesn’t get boring or doesn’t just play film just for playing film. The story telling is great. The events are taking place in the first episode and after that you are taken through the rest of the story. The audio is amazing. I slowed my faster pace a few times to normal speed to listen to the music.

A good thing about this show is the way they are letting you view the side of the police and the side of the suspect and lawyer in-depth. Normally you see them focus on the good or bad guy and it gets a little bit one-sided from that but not here.

This truly is one of better shows of the last year.

Trailer

Website

hbo.com/the-night-of/

Release information

Premiere July 2016

Type

Miniseries, 8 episodes. The first and final episode are a bit longer then the middle pack, total runtime about 9 hours.

Network

HBO

 

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