The Night Of

2016 • HBO
253 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (9)

1 Part 1: The Beach
A Pakistani-American college student seeks legal representation after being implicated in a NYC murder.
2 Part 2: Subtle Beast
Stone warns Naz to keep quiet. Box meets with the victim's stepfather and, later, prosecutor Helen Weiss.
3 Part 3: A Dark Crate
As Naz learns the survival rules in Rikers, his parents are tempted by a counteroffer for their son's defense.
4 Part 4: The Art of War
Naz weighs the pros and cons of copping a plea as Stone opens a window to Andrea's past.
5 Part 5: The Season of the Witch
Stone takes on a commission and rescues a detainee on death row. Naz is pulled further into Freddy's sphere of influence at Rikers. Box reconstructs Naz's whereabouts the night of the murder, while Helen maps out a prosecution strategy.
6 Part 6: Samson and Delilah
Chandra has an unsettling encounter with a person of interest. Naz enjoys the perks of his alliance with Freddy. Stone finds relief from his eczema, and follows a new lead. Helen and Chandra make their opening statements as Naz's trial begins.
7 Part 7: Ordinary Death
Salim and Safar reach the breaking point as their son's case moves into the defense phase. Stone eyes a link to Andrea's stepfather, a personal trainer partial to wealthy older women. Box is forced to return to the defense stand to explain a blunder.
8 Part 8: The Call of the Wild
Finale. Amidst fresh evidence and a controversy surrounding the defense, Stone finds himself in the spotlight as Naz's trial reaches an unexpected climax.
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About this show

Explore the dark corners of the criminal-justice system in New York City as they swirl around a Pakistani-American youth who stands accused of the murder of a young woman in this riveting eight-part miniseries. John Turturro and Riz Ahmed star.

Ratings and reviews

253 reviews
JD Blanco
July 2, 2022
I have watched this series 4 or 5 times already, and what ALWAYS gets me is Riz Ahmed's acting. This dude can convey so much emotion with just his eyes! The show (if you watch it for the very first time) will keep you second guessing yourself. This was well written, and gracefully executed. From the cinematography, lighting, attention to sound design, and the acting, I LOVE this show...So much I bought it. lol Watch it for the humanistic story if nothing else.
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A Google user
December 24, 2016
Good acting and some intense moments, but poor writing. It's hilariously contrived and not particularly believable. I spent most of the first episode questioning or cringing at every head-scratchingly boneheaded decision our protagonist makes. This rating is based entirely on the pilot; I decided it wasn't for me and read the synopsis instead. I don't think I missed much.
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V. P.
September 29, 2016
I didn't know If I wanted to bother with this series at first. I was more annoyed that game of thrones ended lol. It was a realistic perspective of what life is like when u are a victim of the system and you need to survive. Acting is incredible and the series keeps you thinking and feeling for all the characters involved.
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