Bernie is great fun to watch, and the serious undertones regarding the meaning of guilt and innocence, the design of optimal punishment regimes, and the reality of small town justice will stick with you afterwards.
The NYT likes it too.
It is, of course, especially fun to watch in a certain very smug small midwestern college town, where some dingdongs in the audience actually applauded after the MSNBC ad that preceded the show and featured some nationalist ranting by Rachel Maddow. [I tried to find the exact ad online but was unsuccessful - it was about windmills.]
It's really quite easy.
1 year ago