HBO’s new series, “The Night Of” premiered last night and has captivated a pretty large audience already. The show promises great things and there are a few reasons why a show like this is exactly what we need right now.
The Mystery Is Engaging
The show comes at us with disembodied imagery and a compelling mystery. The main character, nicknamed Naz, makes a series of bad decisions before waking up next to a body. The corpse is that of a woman that Naz had just met and had a one night stand with. We are starting from scratch with this mystery: we don’t know Naz, we don’t know the woman’s history, and we have no idea who killed her – it could even be Naz.