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I AM THE NIGHT
January 27, 2019  | By David Bianculli

TBS, TNT, 10:00 p.m. ET

 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: This new six-part miniseries stars Chris Pine as a washed-up newspaper reporter in 1965, who ends up reheating a cold case that winds its way all the way back to infamous Black Dahlia murder, and beyond. India Eisley, from The Secret Life of the American Teenager, stars as a teenager whose past, and lineage, are crucial to his investigation. I Am the Night is a pet project by Patty Jenkins, who directed Pine in the Wonder Woman movie. She directs the opening episodes, and her husband, author Sam Sheridan, is the show runner. I Am the Night evokes the mid-Sixties perfectly, and the plot, and the feel, evokes Chinatown. It pales next to that direct comparison – but what doesn’t? I Am the Night, over its six hours, is a captivating character study, as well as a compelling mystery. For my review on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, visit the Fresh Air website. And for our TVWW review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
 
 
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