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The Night Of

The Night Of

HBO 2016

After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Night Of

The Night Of - S1E8

#1 - The Call of the Wild


Season 1 - Episode 8

In the series finale, Stone finds himself in the spotlight thanks to a controversy enveloping Naz's defense team.

The episode was rated from 4292 votes.

The Night Of - S1E7

#2 - Ordinary Death


Season 1 - Episode 7

The trial of The State v. Nasir Khan moves to the defense phase.

The episode was rated from 4324 votes.

The Night Of - S1E1

#3 - The Beach


Season 1 - Episode 1

What starts as a perfect night for Pakistani-American student Nasir “Naz” Khan becomes a nightmare when he’s arrested for murder.

The episode was rated from 5104 votes.

The Night Of - S1E4

#4 - The Art of War


Season 1 - Episode 4

At Rikers, an inmate named Calvin takes Naz into his confidence as Freddy continues to make protection overtures. On the outside looking in, Stone plays detective and uncovers some important information about Andrea's troubled past. Alison and Helen discuss a possible plea deal for Naz as Chandra counsels the accused.

The episode was rated from 4320 votes.

The Night Of - S1E5

#5 - The Season of the Witch


Season 1 - Episode 5

Detective Box reconstructs Naz’s whereabouts on “the night of.”

The episode was rated from 4346 votes.

The Night Of - S1E6
#6 - Samson and Delilah
Season 1 - Episode 6

As prosecutor Helen Weiss prepares for trial, Naz’s alliance with Freddy deepens.

The episode was rated from 4231 votes.
The Night Of - S1E3
#7 - A Dark Crate
Season 1 - Episode 3

Awaiting his formal arraignment at Rikers Island, Naz realizes that his survival, or perhaps his demise, rests with a particular inmate, Freddy.

The episode was rated from 4457 votes.
The Night Of - S1E2
#8 - Subtle Beast
Season 1 - Episode 2

As attorney John Stone counsels Naz, lead detective Dennis Box investigates the crime.

The episode was rated from 4722 votes.

Last updated: jan 20, 2022



What a fantastic beginning. The tension that is held throughout the episode is awesome.


I underestimated the pilot episode, wasn't expecting it to be as riveting but it's actually pretty solid.


I watched the 1st episode of “The Night Of” when HBO previewed it early. The acting and production quality are very good, but overall it moved along rather slowly. When the episode ended, I found it good enough continue when the series formally starts — but didn’t mind waiting. I read somewhere that “The Night Of” was actually a remake of a 2008 British mini-series “Criminal Justice”. The remake is 8 episodes, the original is 5 episodes. I watched the 1st episode of the BBC production to compare. Noticeable immediately was the quicker pace of the story. Much more engaging when it hasn’t been stretched out with 3 hours of additional material. I also prefer the way the original suggests undesirable elements of the criminal justice system in general rather than the emphasis on racial profiling of “The Night Of” remake. Now that I’ve watched the story as originally told, I have no desire to watch the HBO version. Based on the first episodes, I’ve seen the better one and have moved on to season 2 of BBC’s “Criminal Justice” -- different cast and story, and just as good as the first season.


when I started watching the first episode I kind of thought where is this going, but after watching 40 minutes I was hooked! I'm excited for the next episode, I love the show, I love the characters and how its directed. 10/10


A very well executed, developed, and written series. I'm not sure there is another show that has progressed slowly, but still held my attention quite like this one. I particularly enjoyed how attentive to sound the show is. How scenes intermingle what is happening, through sound, or how something in one scene, stays with you into the next. A unique flavor of producing that I enjoyed. [spoiler]I have to give credit to both the writers and the actors, for me still not being sure who I think committed the murder. We see Naz has the capability and maybe even tendency to losing himself in aggression, but yet that doesn't make sense in the circumstances he is charged with. Again, I think this being left hanging in the air was a wise and tasteful choice by the makers, and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey of character development.[/spoiler]


I saw this show on reddit of being one of the best from 2016 and after the first episode , I was hoocked! , The feeling that you get from the beginning regarding how the system works, is a harsh one , you are always wondering why the hell is this poor guy in this situation, was it really worth it? did he do it but doesn't remember? the slow pace gives you the anxiety of Naz , the lazy cop and lazy detective makes you angry at the system and only the poor itchy lawyer gives a damn about him. Great mini series , worth every episode.


Anxiety. Anxiety. Anxiety. Full of anxiety!


Awesome show can't wait for the next season


Three episodes in and I am looking forward to the next episode. this started off really well with excellent performances from the actors making the characters believable.


“Did I raise an animal?l - Safar Khan Absolutely solid. Cast was outstanding and story was stellar. :cat2::knife::pill::smoking:

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