HBO’s The Night Of is many things: part whodunit, part fine-toothed character study, part prison drama. But it is also a star vehicle for eczema. By now it is well-established that John Stone, the schlubby lawyer played by John Turturro, suffers from a debilitating skin condition on his feet. He wears sandals everywhere in order to air out his rash. He totes around a chopstick for easy scratching.
His skin disorder gets so much screentime that it arguably deserves its own place in the credits—so we recruited a dermatologist to assess the accuracy of the show’s eczema portrayal and help us puzzle through its role in the drama.