'The Night Of' May Be Even Better Than Its Critically Acclaimed U.K. Version

For the most part, the HBO crime drama sticks to the plot of the BBC show it's based on. The one critical departure from the original – the protagonist's race – gives the show the potential to dig deep into American society.

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You’d think that remaking an acclaimed show would be one of the easier jobs on U.S. television. After all, it’s not like someone’s handing you a “Dr. Ken” script and saying, “Here, make this funny.”