After binge-watching 5 seasons of Homeland last winter, and then breezing through season 1 of Millions this fall, I was eager to find our next “fix”. Dear friends had recently become obsessed with the new HBO series The Night Of so we decided to give it a try. Can you say hooked? I must warn you, it’s a little graphic as the plot’s focal point is the brutal murder of a young woman living in Manhattan. That happens right off the bat so I am not ruining any surprises. The thrilling part is trying to figure out who did it. James Gandolfino was set to play the lawyer and tragically passed away before HBO finished the series. Then the word on the street was that Al Pacino was going to step into the role to pay his respects to Gandolfino. When scheduling conflicts dragged him away from the project, John Torturro took on the role. He is excellent as a somewhat slimey public defense attorney who trolls police precincts looking for clients. He is desperate to take on the case that will legitimize his career when he fortuitously discovers Pakistani muslim Nassir Khan just hours after he has been accused of murder. I don’t want to give too much away – so I will just end by saying that both John and I have considered canceling plans so we can stay home and watch the last few episodes. It’s that good.