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The Night Of “Ordinary Death” 

If he wasn’t guilty before, he is now. The final scene in “Ordinary Death” felt like the end of Naz as we knew him. There are lots of pieces of information about Naz’s past that are supposed to paint him as an unsavory character. But some high school fights and…

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The Night Of “Samson and Delilah” 

The sixth part of our eight-part miniseries, “Samson and Delilah” was full of highs and lows. A lot of things are actually going well. John and Chandra are uncovering new suspects and motives. His eczema is disappearing. She’s getting to give opening statements on a major case. This is great…

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The Night Of “The Art of War” 

I don’t know what it says about me, but a tiny piece of me has been concerned that Naz has been lying to us. To imagine that Naz, who is just so affable, naive, and upstanding, could have been an unreliable narrator has been my biggest fear. It’s felt too…

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The Night Of “A Dark Crate” 

The Night Of has been marketed as a slow-burn type of show, but it hasn’t felt that way until its most recent episode, “A Dark Crate.” Everything on this show is deliberate, from the cold grey opening scene that is only interrupted by a bright red door, to the extra…

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The Night Of “Subtle Beast” 

“He’s a talented oppressor; a subtle beast.” Referring to Detective Box, attorney John Stone imparts this piece of knowledge to Naz early on into the second episode of The Night Of. That’s what most of John and Naz’s interactions are comprised of — John trying to explain the ways of…

The Night Of “The Beach” 

The first episode of The Night Of, titled “The Beach,” clocked in at one hour and eighteen minutes. And it was an achingly long one hour and eighteen minutes. Usually, this is a critical statement; great storytelling is supposed to fly by. But “The Beach” didn’t make anything easy for the…