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I Am the Night

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Intriguing but melodramatic real-life mystery lacks nuance.

TV TNT Drama 2019
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age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Interesting show for adults... not for children!

This is in no way appropriate for children. There is so much swearing, violence, nudity/prostitution... and I'm only on Episode 3!

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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Despite an intriguing premise and some highly-skilled directors -- including Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), this series feels underdeveloped, and maybe even more suited to a shorter movie than a longer show. It drags its heels in setting up the premise, spending too much time characterizing its protagonist, Fauna, as a martyr. She seems to lack discernable positive or negative traits, but her tragic history is overexplored: mistreatment by her peers, her employers, and, in a series of long, indulgent scenes, her alcoholic adoptive mother. The complex story, which includes both true crime and nuanced depictions of race and racism, needed a strong eye for detail, and unfortunately I Am the Night doesn't quite get there.

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