Thoughts on HBO's "The Night of" finale.

HBO's "The Night of" finale was sheer brilliance! At the end of the day the show was always more about the characters than the actual case. Also I don't think I've ever seen a more thorough, in-depth and informative movie or TV show about the legal system than this.

At the end of the day this show was unlike any I had ever seen. It is easily one of the very best things I have seen on TV this year, right up there with "Made In America: OJ Simpson", "Better Call Saul" and "The Americans."

I was almost dead-on last WEEK when I said there would be no resolution. That would have been the true letdown, if there ever was one. And so, Steve Zaillan has earned some great numbers in my books with this new mini-series. John Turturro has single-handedly proved he can be the lead in a movie and Riz Ahmed has had a career breathrough as Naz. I got a feeling we will remember this series for many years to come. Zaillan and Richard Price should work together more often.