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Seven Seconds 

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Tensions run high between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City when a teenage African American boy is critically injured by a cop.

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Veena Sud
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Clare-Hope Ashitey ...  KJ Harper 10 episodes, 2018
Michael Mosley ...  Joe 'Fish' Rinaldi 10 episodes, 2018
David Lyons ...  Mike DiAngelo 10 episodes, 2018
Russell Hornsby ...  Isaiah Butler 10 episodes, 2018
Raúl Castillo ...  Felix Osorio 10 episodes, 2018
Patrick Murney ...  Manny Wilcox 10 episodes, 2018
Zackary Momoh ...  Seth Butler 10 episodes, 2018
Michelle Veintimilla ...  Marie Jablonski 10 episodes, 2018
Beau Knapp ...  Peter Jablonski 10 episodes, 2018
Regina King ...  Latrice Butler 10 episodes, 2018
Nadia Alexander ...  Nadine 10 episodes, 2018
Jeremy Davidson ...  James Connelly 9 episodes, 2018
Coley Speaks ...  Vontrell 'Messiah' Odoms / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Adriana DeMeo ...  Teresa 8 episodes, 2018
Corey Champagne ...  Kadeuce Porter 7 episodes, 2018
Londi Brooks Londi Brooks ...  Church Member 4 episodes, 2018
Lesli Margherita ...  Crystal Diangelo 5 episodes, 2018
Corey Marshall Corey Marshall ...  Church Member 5 episodes, 2018
Rachel Navarro Rachel Navarro ...  Hennesy's Assistant 5 episodes, 2018
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In an instant, life is forever changed for Brenton Butler and his family. After a white cop accidentally hits and critically injures a black teenager, a northeastern city explodes with racial tensions, an attempted cover up and its aftermath, and the trial of the century. Written by ahmetkozan

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How long does it take to bury the truth?

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Crime | Drama

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Brenton's uncle calls him by the pet name "Little Man". This is what Stephen Holder called boys in The Killing (2011), in particular Linden's son, Jack. This is clearly an affectionate reference by Veena Sud, the creator of both series. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Seven Seconds S1 (2018) See more »

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About four episodes too long.
22 March 2018 | by purrlgurrlSee all my reviews

This story arc would have been better served if it transpired over a tighter six episodes. In so many episodes, the story is allowed to wander. The side roads are interesting (and contain some of the very best acting, especially from Regina King and Russell Hornsby), but they distract from the main story line.

I found that I could not draw a parallel between a real life white police officer shooting an unarmed young black man in the back with a fictional white police officer driving in a bad snowstorm, while taking a frantic call his wife is going into early labor, accidentally hitting and killing a black teen on a bike. The real-life event, murder; the fictional event that drives the series, an unfortunate accident. This was the wrong plot device if the show meant to make a really strong statement about police killings of young black males.

I like Veena Sud's flawed heroines, both in The Killing and here. Personally, I'm all done with the male antiheros littering TV. I now find them boring and unwatchable. I only wish the KJ character here didn't clean up so good between her bouts of binge drinking. She seemed too clean and healthy when she was sober. I've known a couple of alcoholic women and they never could quite pull themselves together when sober. Even at their best, you could see them desperately trying to hold on. But not KJ. She seems at times like two different characters. I don't know if the flaw is in the writing or the acting. But honestly, I think a stronger actress could have been cast in the role.

For what it's worth, I never watched The Killing when it was broadcast (had no TV at the time), so I later stream binged it. I had no problems with the end of the first season, probably because I immediately went from watching the last show of the first season to watching the first show of the second. It likely played much better that way. So animosity about that show was absent from my viewing of this one.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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2.00 : 1
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