What a fantastic beginning. The tension that is held throughout the episode is awesome.
I underestimated the pilot episode, wasn't expecting it to be as riveting but it's actually pretty solid.
I watched the 1st episode of “The Night Of” when HBO previewed it early. The acting and production quality are very good, but overall it moved along rather slowly. When the episode ended, I found it good enough continue when the series formally starts — but didn’t mind waiting.
I read somewhere that “The Night Of” was actually a remake of a 2008 British mini-series “Criminal Justice”. The remake is 8 episodes, the original is 5 episodes. I watched the 1st episode of the BBC production to compare.
Noticeable immediately was the quicker pace of the story. Much more engaging when it hasn’t been stretched out with 3 hours of additional material. I also prefer the way the original suggests undesirable elements of the criminal justice system in general rather than the emphasis on racial profiling of “The Night Of” remake.
Now that I’ve watched the story as originally told, I have no desire to watch the HBO version. Based on the first episodes, I’ve seen the better one and have moved on to season 2 of BBC’s “Criminal Justice” -- different cast and story, and just as good as the first season.
when I started watching the first episode I kind of thought where is this going, but after watching 40 minutes I was hooked! I'm excited for the next episode, I love the show, I love the characters and how its directed. 10/10
A very well executed, developed, and written series. I'm not sure there is another show that has progressed slowly, but still held my attention quite like this one. I particularly enjoyed how attentive to sound the show is. How scenes intermingle what is happening, through sound, or how something in one scene, stays with you into the next. A unique flavor of producing that I enjoyed.
I have to give credit to both the writers and the actors, for me still not being sure who I think committed the murder. We see Naz has the capability and maybe even tendency to losing himself in aggression, but yet that doesn't make sense in the circumstances he is charged with. Again, I think this being left hanging in the air was a wise and tasteful choice by the makers, and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey of character development.
I saw this show on reddit of being one of the best from 2016 and after the first episode , I was hoocked! , The feeling that you get from the beginning regarding how the system works, is a harsh one , you are always wondering why the hell is this poor guy in this situation, was it really worth it? did he do it but doesn't remember? the slow pace gives you the anxiety of Naz , the lazy cop and lazy detective makes you angry at the system and only the poor itchy lawyer gives a damn about him. Great mini series , worth every episode.
Anxiety. Anxiety. Anxiety. Full of anxiety!
Awesome show can't wait for the next season
Three episodes in and I am looking forward to the next episode. this started off really well with excellent performances from the actors making the characters believable.
Wow, what a disappointment from the last episode. Actors were good, but I was bored the whole serie. I think that only 7th episode was good, that I have some feelings from watching it.
Brilliant ending they leave you with the idea that he may have done it.
Exciting & entertaining... Awesome!Riz is sooo handsome!
Probably one of the very best television series I have ever seen, a MUST watch.
Probably one of the best television series I have EVER seen.
A great tv show! The dark atmosphere, the few dialogues, the fantastic interpretation of Turturro and his "eczema".. All this and much more make 8 episodes simply fantastic!
Cara que serie incrível, atores ótimos e trilha sonora muito boa, vale muito a pena assistir
Don't do drugs, kids!Excellent show, cat was MVP
What a fantastic series this was. Incredibly atmospheric throughout and some great camera work. John Turturro's character was amazing - what an actor he is. Loved the whole storyline and the message it portrayed. It went one way then the other and never stopped throughout. I must watch Criminal Justice!
This show seems to be a copy of the first season of the show it's based on in the UK — "Criminal Justice" (2008): https://trakt.tv/shows/criminal-justice
My wife and I loved the BBC version. It had two seasons. We tried watching "The Night Of", but it was too similar (almost exactly the same) to the original that we stopped, because it was boring. We already knew what was going to happen. It's a shame HBO couldn't write a new story as if to be a third season of "Criminal Justice". I definitely recommend "Criminal Justice" over "The Night Of".
I LOVE how satisfying the tv could be when it's this good!
After finishing the first season, I insanely love the show. I enjoyed every second of the show. what a clever title and opening. And John Tuttorro, what a amazing performance.
pointless and not at all worthwhile
What a great show! John Tuttorro was amazing in this show! Also, I think it is one of Michael K Williams strongest performances to date! This is going to win a bunch of awards I'm sure, and deservingly so. I Think the single season(6-8 episodes) is the way all TV is going... It is a great format that lets you delve deeper into characters than a stand alone movie allows, but doesn't get watered down by stretching story lines beyond what was originally concepted.
This Goodis every verry good