The Night of

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HBO has a new series called, “The Night of”. It’s the story of a young man who meets a young woman in NYC one night and she ends up murdered. The young man is the obvious suspect, but he wakes up and finds her and doesn’t know what happened.

It stars Riz Ahmed and John Turturro and is based on a BBC series called “Criminal Justice”. As the series progresses it becomes an inside view of the criminal justice system, for better or worse.

Compelling, well-acted, thought provoking.

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As a bonus, here is a TED Talk that Julia Galef presents “Why you think you’re right – even if you’re wrong”. And it is completely relevant to The Night Of.

From TED.com:

Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs — or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks: “What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?”

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