Waco: American Apocalypse - what a bummer of a show. it tried to present both sides of this conflict, interviewing people from the FBI, CIA, and Branch Davidians. the government officials were clearly affected by their losses, by what they were told to do, etc., but the reality is they lost four people. adult people who chose that line of work. Branch Davidians lost dozens of people, including 28 kids. granted, they also made a choice to stay (at least the adults did), but come the fuck on. this was an organized slaughter. the one interesting take-away from this is that janet reno was never shown the videos koresh sent before ordering the assault. they deliberately manipulated her, as well as the contacts inside. also interesting that timothy mcveigh was outside selling bumper stickers. they neglect to really dive into the fact that what he did was a direct result of what happened here. what a shit show. it's still sort of unbelievable that this went on as long as it did, let alone happened. just ripping open the scar for a 3-hour bummer-fest.
The Night Agent - a massively tense action/political thriller. as it goes on, especially toward the end, it requires a good amount of suspension of disbelief to not be taken completely out of it. i mean, in one part, a girl is shot in the leg, and when EMTs show up, they bandage her wound over her pants leg. it gets ridiculous. but i really enjoyed it for the most part. solid supporting cast on display here. nice set up for a second season. hope they get it. caveat for all of this is that i didn't read the source material.