Both story and acting are really good, and the gritty side of New York is real.
The leading actor, Riz Ahmed (Nasir) from a sheltered rabbit to a hardened jailer.
His lawyer John Turturro (Jack Stone) couldn’t not have been more of a down trodden ambulance chaser. And the chopstick …
Serving life sentence Michael K. Williams (1966-2021; Freddy) wants intellectual companionship … (the actor died last September, to drug overdoes of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine, etc.)
The series gives one a good sense of the legal system in US. Fairness, although still exist (at the end, the prosecutor says to the detective: ‘let’s go get him’), but it’s a game, the smartest wins.