The Night Of Miniseries - Episode 1
The Night Of is a 2016 American eight-part crime drama television miniseries based on the first season of Criminal Justice, a 2008 British series. The miniseries was written by Richard Price and Steven Zaillian (based on the original Criminal Justice plot by Peter Moffat), and directed by Zaillian and James Marsh. Broadcast on HBO, The Night Of premiered on July 10, 2016 to critical acclaim. The first episode premiered on June 24, 2016, via HBO's on-demand services. The Night Of received 13 Emmy nominations, winning five, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for Riz Ahmed.
The Night Of Miniseries - Episode 1
On September 19, 2012, it was announced that HBO had ordered a pilot based on the British television series Criminal Justice. James Gandolfini was set to star, Richard Price would write the project, and Steven Zaillian would direct. On February 19, 2013, HBO passed on the project. However, on May 13, 2013, HBO reversed course, picking up Criminal Justice as a seven-part limited series. After Gandolfini's death on June 19, 2013, it was reported that the miniseries would move forward in his honor, and that Robert De Niro was set to replace Gandolfini. On April 21, 2014, John Turturro replaced De Niro because of scheduling conflicts. On March 11, 2016, it was announced that the project would premiere in the middle of 2016 under the title The Night Of. Gandolfini retains a posthumous executive producer credit.
In January 2020, John Turturro stated that new episodes of The Night Of are still a possibility: "We have a couple of ideas but we have to sit down and discuss them, so we're at that stage so that's good."
IGN reviewer Jesse Schedeen gave the entire miniseries an 8.9 out of 10 "Great" score, writing, "With only a couple of exceptions, this summer hasn't been the greatest when it comes to new TV series, which makes The Night Of's brief run all the more special. This limited series did little to shake up the formula when it (comes to) crime dramas, but it was distinguished by its amazing cast and the pervasive tension that drove the series from start to finish."
In the United States, TV ratings grew over the course of its eight-episode run, with daily ratings tripling between the premiere and season finale. The premiere episode drew 2.1 million viewers, before increasing to an average gross audience of 8.2 million viewers on HBO.
In the United Kingdom, where it aired in September 2016, the first episode drew 468,000 viewers on Sky Atlantic. The show eventually drew an audience of 2.5 million viewers across Sky's On Demand platforms.
Ex-soldier Jonathan Pine, the night manager at the Nefertiti hotel in Cairo, is approached by Sophie Alekan, a guest who is the kept woman of businessman Freddie Hamid, and who asks him to copy some documents for her. These turn out to reveal Hamid as an arms trader and a concerned Jonathan takes them to the British embassy, from where they are sent to Angela Burr, who heads the International Enforcement Agency in London. Jonathan fails to save Sophie from being murdered and, four years later, is working at a Swiss hotel where Richard Roper and his entourage briefly stay. Angela summons Jonathan to her office, telling him that Roper is an international arms dealer who was doubtless involved in Sophie's death and asks him to go undercover to help her to trap him.
Jonathan, now dressed in a sleek suit, assumes his duties as night manager of the hotel. He stands in the lobby, assuring an American woman that the hotel is safe just as an explosion goes off outside.
That night, at the Nefertiti, Sophie phones Jonathan and requests he personally bring her a drink. He arrives at her penthouse suite where Sophie, her face bruised after a visit from Hamid, informs him that Roper has called his deal off. Jonathan moves Sophie to another hotel room and apologizes for giving the documents to Simon. "You were right to do what you did," she says. "If I'd been brave enough I would have done it myself."
The next morning, Jonathan returns home after his night shift. He pulls a book off of his bookshelf and leafs through to a piece of paper folded inside. It's Angela Burr's phone number, scribbled on Nefertiti Hotel stationery the night that Sophie died. He dials.
Haven't we all been Naz in some way or another? Maybe not in college hoping to be accepted or discovering a dead body after an otherwise magical night, but trying to fit in, going with the flow and only feeling uncomfortable, left with nothing but backwash.
He is both extremely lucky and unlucky at the same time. For every bad move he makes, he appears to get a break, and then trouble rains down again. There are so many near misses with freedom along the way to his entrapment in this nightmare of his own making, it almost makes you sick to watch.
And it's not just mistakes that Naz makes, but those that law enforcement make along the way, as well. One thing after another, little snowflakes gather into a life crushing avalanche that sweeps over Naz (and the girl, certainly) before the night is over.
When the cops stopped to help Naz as he had trouble with the cab light, we saw how helpful they can be. They were kind, no questions asked. You have to wonder if that experience paved the way for Naz's behavior with cops later through the night.
Homicide Detective Box questions Naz about his 'night of' with the victim. His blood-stained clothes and a DNA sample are collected, the scratches on his back photographed, his bloodied hands fingerprinted.
"Night 1" is the first of the two-part Battlestar Galactica miniseries which served as a pilot for Season 1. Starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, it was also written and produced by Ronald D. Moore and directed by Michael Rymer. The miniseries aired originally on the Sci Fi Channel in the United States on December 8, 2003. The two parts in all attracted 3.9 and 4.5 million viewers respectively.
In Episode 1, meet the many species of canids, the family of wild dogs. They are the most widespread carnivores on the planet. The formidable Arctic wolf can travel great distances across the tundra, while in Southern India, dholes have 11 distinct calls to stand out from the pack. Tiny fennec foxes in the Sahara Desert hunt small game at night, and the long-legged maned wolf chows down on fruit in South America.
The back half of the episode concerns itself with helping Steven start to understand that his meagre life has been a sham by way of his reflected interactions with Marc, during which time he is stalked by Khonshu. Not for nothing, I love the way Khonshu has been designed for the series, he really does look perfect! Casting F. Murray Abraham as the voice of the moon god is a masterstroke.
Ngofeen: Little by little, Alexandre gained confidence. He made friends with a few regulars, read every anarchist pamphlet, and even wrote a few articles of his own. Then, one summer night, 17-year-old Alexandre went to a rally in the back of a smoky café. Finally, he got up to speak.
Ngofeen: Later that night, Alexandre stumbled out of the café, dizzy from the thrill of doing something forbidden. Under his jacket, he clutched the book and the packet that Leca had given him. He went home and hid the objects in his bedroom. Then he went to sleep. Marie never heard him get home.
In 2017, radio-maker Kaitlin Prest released a mini-series called "No" about her personal struggle to understand and communicate about sexual consent. That show, which dives into the experience, moment by moment, of navigating sexual intimacy, struck a chord with many of us. It's gorgeous, deeply personal, and incredibly thoughtful. And it seemed to presage a much larger conversation that is happening all around us in this moment. And so we decided to embark, with Kaitlin, on our own exploration of this topic. Over the next three episodes, we'll wander into rooms full of college students, hear from academics and activists, and sit in on classes about BDSM. But to start things off, we are going to share with you the story that started it all. Today, meet Kaitlin (if you haven't already).
JAD: Now, when I finally listened to the series, I was like, "Damn, I have never heard anything like this. Like really and truly." And so what we're gonna do is kind of construct for you the journey that we went on. It sort of starts with Kaitlin's work. And so today, we're gonna play you excerpts from her series that she produced for The Heart. And then over the next few weeks, we're gonna dive deeper into some of the issues that she raises in her series. Because like I said, when I heard it and when we started talking about it internally, it sent us on a whole thing. And we ended up having a series of conversations that went all over the place. And we'll play you some of that in the next two episodes. But right now, we want to play you excerpts from Kaitlin's series. And just as a warning, there are scenes in what you're about to hear that are sexually explicit. Very much so at times. And strong language. Probably not the kind of thing that you want to listen to with kids anywhere nearby. Anyhow, we're going to start with an excerpt from the second episode of Kaitlin's series No for The Heart. This episode she titled Inheritance.
KAITLIN: Jay and I have always kept it in our pants, and that's given way to this perfect, friendly intimacy. We call each other 'babe' and 'boo.' We bitch about our relationship dramas. We have extensive G-chat conversations into the night and always sign off with the word 'love' spelled in full.
KAITLIN: In the making of this story, I called the real Jay to verify what happened that night. I also asked him if he wanted to write and re-enact the whole story with me. But he didn't.
KAITLIN: On the outside, I act like everything's fine. And on the inside I give up, in the way that feels so familiar to me. I make myself come in front of him so he can make himself come, and we can go back to having a nice night. I feel defeated. At the same time, I'm getting off. I'm really good at masturbating, so it's not hard for it to feel good. For a few moments, I forget that I feel like shit. I'm sad when I leave. I don't get angry until days afterwards. 041b061a72