Review: The Night Of (S1 E8/8), Thursday 20th October, Sky Atlantic

I’ve been so busy recently, I almost forgot to post this review altogether. That astonishes me because this series has been one of the year’s better crime dramas, dripping with New York grime, sultry, noirish dialogue and some fantastic acting across the board. After seven episodes of high tension and fascinating but heartbreaking character development,…

Review: The Night Of (S1 E7/8), Thursday 13th October, Sky Atlantic

This series has been so good in lots of different ways – from the punchy, briney dialogue (I’ve recently finished reading Richard Price’s The Whites, which is highly recommended) to the characterisation, giving each of the main players depth, quirks and believable layers, not to mention the idea that characters and personalities change and adapt to…

Review: The Night Of (S1 E6/8), Thursday 6th October, Sky Atlantic

The Night Of has been so good so far, I was kind of almost dreading – dreading is probably far too strong a word – the moment when it turned from a brilliantly written, intriguing procedural to a full-blown courtroom drama. I have nothing against courtroom dramas, but they all tend to follow one template…

Review: The Night Of (S1 E3/8), Thursday 15th September, Sky Atlantic

So far, so good when it comes to The Night Of, HBO’s high-class remake of the 2009 BBC series Criminal Justice. We’ve seen American-Pakistani Naz Khan arrested for the murder of a young woman he spent the night with, and the subsequent investigation that led him to now be locked up in the notorious jailhouse, Rikers…

Review: The Night Of (S1 E2/8), Thursday 8th September, Sky Atlantic

Last week, the opening episode of The Night Of provided real old-school, hard-boiled thrills, stripping down the story of a young American-Pakistani student who was caught seemingly red-handed for the murder of a young woman after a night of booze and drugs to its bare minimum. No music. Perfunctory, procedural dialogue. High tension. Details. Details….

Review: The Night Of (S1 E1/8), Thursday 1st September, Sky Atlantic

Ashamedly I completely forgot to mention in my weekly 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week alert that The Night Of was starting on Sky Atlantic this week. It was an unforgivable oversight because after watching this first, feature-length episode on Sky Atlantic, it would have assuredly been placed at the top of the recommendations. An aberration,…

The Night Of available online after Sky Atlantic broadcast

A little while ago, I put up a news story saying that Sky Atlantic’s latest HBO series – The Night Of, based on the BBC’s Criminal Justice – would be coming soon to the British digital TV network. Well, that has now been confirmed and that it would be premiering online first, in a Netflix-style…

The Night Of coming to Sky Atlantic in September

The Night Of, a curiously named eight-part series based on the BBC’s Criminal Justice series, is getting good reviews over in the US. It’s being broadcast on HBO – so there’s a stamp of quality, right there – and it’s coming over to the UK in September, via Sky Atlantic. Let’s take a look…