Serial: S01 Update: Day 01, Adnan Syed’s Hearing
February 4, 2016 5:26 AM - Subscribe

Serial is going back to the Adnan Syed case for a few short daily episodes about a new hearing focusing on whether his trial lawyer was negligent. In this first episode, Asia McClain takes the stand.
posted by Kattullus (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Man, did this remind me how much I missed Season 1.

I would have preferred they waited to release this until they had a fuller update (especially not just a single day of a two-day (?) hearing).
posted by sallybrown at 8:54 AM on February 4, 2016


Yes, I totally miss season 1 so bad.

I am so hopeful about this whole Asia thing!
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:43 AM on February 4, 2016


So glad to get this update.

Reminded me that the opening theme music to S1 is much more compelling than S2.

I liked the little side conversation about Sarah huddled up in a hotel closet. Funny, she must have stayed in the same hotel chain that my husband did recently, because he commented about the weird bathrobes too!
posted by radioamy at 10:04 AM on February 4, 2016


Yeah, might have been better to wait until the whole hearing is complete, but it's good to know she's there reporting on it. I read that we may not know the judge's decision for weeks, though.
posted by dnash at 10:29 AM on February 4, 2016


I'm about ready to cast Kerry Washington as Asia.
posted by bq at 12:53 PM on February 4, 2016


And Mindy Sterling as the late Christina Gutierrez?
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:35 PM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


I wish they waited too or at least if Sarah was a little more focused because it came across more about her feelings of the hearing than what actually happened. It's been awhile since season 1 and if you are refreshing people's memories it could be a little clearer than talking about how she was scribbling and scribbling but not actually saying what Asia testified too clearly. It felt like a good teaser to a longer episode to come.
posted by kanata at 5:10 PM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


Undisclosed has updated as well.
posted by jenfullmoon at 5:40 PM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]




Vulture recap.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:11 AM on February 5, 2016


Veeeeeeery interesting.

I'm not surprised that Adnan seemed to have so little reaction in the courtroom. This is his 5th attempt, after all: the original trial which ended in a mistrial, the second trial which ended in conviction, the appeal which was unsuccessful, and the petition which was rejected. This is the appeal of the rejection. I remember in the very first episode of season 1 Adnan didn't seem very interested in the fact that Sarah had found and spoken to Asia; I think he said, "What's the point?" Can't say that I blame him for that attitude.
posted by chainsofreedom at 6:29 AM on February 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


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