I had been debating watching ‘When They See Us’ for a while & it’s just been sitting in ‘My List’ on Netflix. After hearing so much about it, I kept putting it off but ultimately went for it!
Here’s the quick little summary:
Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.
Based on the true story of the 1989 Central Park jogger case and explores the lives of the five suspects who were prosecuted on charges related to the sexual assault of a female victim, and of their families.
– Again thanks IMDb for the short & sweet summary.
Overall, I cried so damn much. It was a short series, it was four episodes each just over an hour long. I just cried, my heart literally could not take it. I’ve heard of the ‘Central Park 5’ but didn’t quite know the extent & oh my lord, this is something everyone just needs to watch. Plus, i’m not going to get political or anything, but it’s out at just the right time & really shines a light on the injustice in the system. I’m not going to say it was a happy series, but I feel like it really opens your eyes to the fact that things like this are still happening around us. I did like that they gave us a run down of what all five of the men are up to these days at end, that was heart warming to see. But ya, I cried a lot & you might too.
If you’ve watched ‘When They See Us’ I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. I’m curious to hear your thoughts! Also, I’m always taking Netflix recommendations, feel free to share them!