I Am the Night: Miniseries (2019)

I Am the Night

Critics Consensus

Chris Pine inhabits I Am the Night with the roguish gravitas befitting a noir -- even if this entry into the pulp genre is more straightforward and languidly paced than some viewers would like.



Critic Ratings: 60


Audience Score

User Ratings: 182
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Air date: Jan 28, 2019
Air date: Feb 4, 2019
Air date: Feb 11, 2019
Air date: Feb 18, 2019
Air date: Feb 25, 2019
Air date: Mar 4, 2019

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Tv Season Info

Follows a teen who was given away at birth and begins to research the secrets of her past with the help of a troubled reporter.


India Eisley
as Fauna Hodel
Jefferson Mays
as Dr. George Hodel

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Critic Reviews for I Am the Night Miniseries

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (22)

I Am the Night is maybe a little less ambitious as a project but it allows Jenkins to play with ideas, genre and cinematic style with a narrative that has a deeply archetypal edge

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Pine gets lots to chew on while the makeup department is taxed to keep up with his various cuts and bruises. In that respect he's served a full plate. Too bad that too much of this is either overcooked or under-prepared.

Feb 14, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's a fearful intelligence and stubborn innocence in Eisley's portrayal of the Fauna.

Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…

That there's any emotional heft can be largely credited to Pine, pushing a bloody boulder up a neon-lit hill. But in the end, it's all as empty as the hollow paintings of a soulless man.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The parts of the TV drama that stick closest to the facts are the most satisfying, and the two lead performances are equally strong.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Even though the limp script leaves something to be desired, I Am the Night succeeds in terms of mood and sense of place.

Jan 24, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a fascinating journey, a gut-punch of a story, and a nuanced exploration of family and identity.

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

I Am the Night does manage to convey the tense atmosphere that is hidden behind the lights and shimmer of the city of films. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 5, 2019 | Full Review…

I Am the Night feel like an interesting but ultimately fruitless thought experiment.

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The way that 'I Am the Night' weaves all of the elements together is not difficult to follow. In fact, the way each piece in the mystery unfolds will have audiences on the edge of their seats anticipating the next revelation.

Mar 3, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I Am the Night: Miniseries

  • Jul 05, 2019
    What a show! This show was unlike anything that I've ever seen. The performances in this mini series were phenomenal. Chris Pine brings his a game as always, and India Eisley puts on an outstanding breakout performance. I'm truly believe that she has a big future ahead of her career.
  • May 16, 2019
    Both Chris Pine's uncanny performance and India Eisley excellent performance made this intriguing story great.
  • Apr 19, 2019
    I had high hopes for this, and there are interesting things in it, but it somehow feels less than the sum of its parts. I think part of the disconnect might be in trying to straddle the line between (pseudo) realism and something more fantastical. At times, it seemed to want to go for something almost akin to a David Lynch sort of mood, but then it would tip back toward realism, again. The uncertain tone ultimately made the series itself feel tepid, and unsure of itself.
  • Mar 24, 2019
    A teenage girl and a disgraced journalist find themselves drawn into a web of secrets revolving around 1950s Los Angeles' most infamous cold case. Stars: Chris Pine, India Eisley There's a fearful intelligence and stubborn innocence in Eisley's portrayal of the Fauna.The parts of the TV drama that stick closest to the facts are the most satisfying, and the two lead performances
  • Mar 11, 2019
    interesting premise, as the Black Dahlia is still a well-known case. Something about the roll-out failed to keep my anticipation high. For some reason, the lead characters don't get us emotionally involved. Finally, it could have done more to tie it in to the the various theories surrounding the Dahlia case
  • Mar 05, 2019
    TV REVIEW: â??IF YOU EVER THOUGHT YOUR FAMILY WAS MESSED UP...â?? The latest cable miniseries inspired by real life events, I Am The Night on TNT, follows Fauna Hodel as she discovers her familyâ??s dark history. Fauna was adopted at birth and we meet her as a teenager where she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything about her origin. Lucky for her, and the audience, Fauna crosses paths with Jay Singletary, an unorthodox reporter who has been investigating her biological grandfather. Jay has all the answers as heâ??s been following George Hodel very closely since a story he broke about him ruined Jayâ??s career. Jay and Fauna are enjoyable to watch as they bond over their search for answers about this one man that they both think will make their lives whole. Tales of incest, abuse, and the most famous unsolved murder of Hollywood come to light as we learn more about the Hodel family. The story itself is what drew us into this show and Chris Pineâ??s acting is what kept us tuning in each week, but overall we felt it didnâ??t live up to its potential. The Black Dahlia murder is one of the most famous unsolved cases and just like their evidence, we canâ??t help but feel like something was just missing. OVERALL SCORE: 6/10 â??WE LIKED IT, BUT WE DIDNâ??T DAHLIA OVER THIS MINISERIESâ??
  • Mar 05, 2019
    Last year TNT dropped The Alienist and I was surprised how much TNT put in this series so when I started seeing previews for I am the night I knew I was gonna watch it. While I thought the limited series was okay and at sometimes really good some of it was a let down. The storyline is based off a true story so their was no real issue their. The acting was okay but it could have been better. I think the let down for me was the fact that they wanted to make a dark series but they didn't want to follow threw with. My opinion is this series might have done well if it was on HBO or Showtime. I am the night was an okay watch but it could have way better then it was
  • Mar 01, 2019
    average to solid thriller that really is nothing special.
  • Feb 28, 2019
    I like the series, I like Chris Pine. The acting is good. What I don't like is the lack of attention to details like vehicles, like Chris Pine's hair cut, etc. Who ever is doing the sets and costumes are very sloppy about what cars, hairstyles, furniture, glassware, hats, ashtrays belong in what decade. Pine needs a 1965 haircut. Patti (Fauna)( needs costumes befitting a 1965 sixteen year old. What the costumer has her is is clothing from the late 1940's and 1950's. Note to costume and set people - do your homework! Anyone reading this can probably guess that I am distracted beyond belief by this!
  • Feb 26, 2019
    Fantastic series. Chris Pine is so skilled, unique, risk-taking as any Oscar-winning actor. Brilliant. And there are the white sox...

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