“When They See Us”: Difficult but Essential Viewing

Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us is the poster child for difficult but essential viewing. It’s must-see TV where you’ll want to look away, but it’s imperative that you don’t. For over four straight grueling hours, this Netflix mini-series reconstructs the gross miscarriage of justice perpetrated against five innocent children and their families in the infamous Central Park jogger case from 1989.