The Case Against Adnan Syed. Plus, Leaving Neverland

HBO Double Review: The Case Against Adnan Syed & Leaving Neverland

The crime writers give their take on part 1 of HBO's "The Case Against Adnan Syed." Like the movie version of a favorite book, the episode covers the story of Adnan and Hae's high school relationship, but adds to it in a way "Serial" did not.

NOTE: This episode was recorded before the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued its decision to deny Adnan Syed a new trial. We will be discussing that news next week.

TO REMAIN SPOILER-FREE FOR EPISODE ONE, GO TO 40:02.

Then the panel wrestles with HBO's two-part "Leaving Neverland." The documentary - told simply and starkly - is the most powerful indictment of Michael Jackson's systematic abuse of star-struck children and their families. (Warning: discussion of this documentary may be triggering for some audience members.)

TO REMAIN SPOILER-FREE FOR LEAVING NEVERLAND, GO TO 1:08:51

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