The Night Ofhas come to a conclusion, and now that we’ve had 48 hours to digest what we saw, here is a brief recap.
The Night Oftook our nation by storm as HBO released the new mini-series as the anchor of its summer broadcasting. Though there were plenty of ups and downs that kept us guessing, the show inevitably ended the way most viewers thought it would… with Nas being found “not guilty;” because he clearly didn’t commit the crime. With that being said, I was a little upset with how seemingly lazy the creators of the show decided to end the series, while also learning that the show is not intended to emphasize the crime itself, but short falls within the judicial system. This lead to 5 major questions/loop holes that I noticed within the show:
Where was all of the blood on Nas?
There was so much evidence against Nas; however, a glaring shortfall that I noticed was that he wasn’t covered in blood when he was arrested. It was clear that he didn’t shower due to the fact that he had the victims blood, and his own blood on him (mainly his hands). Since the crime was so violent, you would assume he would be drenched in blood after such a horrific crime.
What’s the deal with the cat?:
Quite simply, why was the cat ever highlighted in the show? If you can explain that, I am all ears.
What’s the deal with the defense attorney?:
By the end of the show Nas had engaged his attorney physically by kissing her on the lips sensually and also having her smuggle drugs into Rikers for him in her. First off, attorney’s don’t get checked as closely as visiting family or the inmates themselves, so why did she put the drugs in her lady parts? That was absurd. Also, on what planet did she think kissing Nas was going to be OK? Glad she got canned in the end.
Why didn’t Detective Box tell the defense about the other suspect?:
It seems evidently clear that the guy at the end being questioned by Box seemed to have all of the motive, and follow through to commit the murder. Even still, Box only tells the prosecution instead of sharing that news with the defense. Withholding that information almost cost Nas his life after he was put on the stand by his idiot defense attorney (mentioned above). I guess this was another point in the show proving the corrupt nature of the prosecution.
Why the hell was Nas on the stand?:
I don’t practice law. I am very behind on legal strategy. But I watch enough Law & Order SVU to understand that you don’t put the defendant on the stand that’s as volatile as Nas was. With so many holes in the accounts Nas has of that night, coupled with his past filled with violent behavior, there was no question the prosecution was licking their chops when Nas was called to the stand.
In conclusion, this show was OK. If it were not for the last two episodes, I’d say this was one of the better shows of the year, but the ending was just not enough. As a viewer I would love to know what actually happened rather than see a synopsis on the American judicial system. HBO is usually pretty hit or miss with their epics, and unfortunately, viewers are left wondering what actually happened in the show, and why we all invested so much time in this series. This will be our only season ofThe Night Of, and I will say that it will be a cult classic for generations to come. Overall I’d say it was a 7/10.
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