A Netflix documentary explores the state of conversation around Roe v. Wade. “The Oslo Diaries” revisits talks that led to the Oslo Accords. This month, an email obtained by The New York Times showed that Judge Kavanaugh once challenged the accuracy of deeming the ruling “Settled law of the land.” Consider it appropriate timing that Netflix is releasing this documentary on the case and the way the issue of abortion continues to ignite passions. Between subway advertisements for mattress start-ups and the rise of the office nap room, some New Yorkers may no longer relate to the idea of a “City that never sleeps.” But this documentary series suggests that the nickname might still be apt. Through quiet observation, the director Sam Osborn seems to be making a case for something that Margarita Cruz Ramirez, the M.T.A. worker, says about the city early in the film: “To me, it’s better in the nighttime.” What’s on TVTHE OSLO DIARIES 8 p.m. on HBO. The drama of the secret talks between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel in the early 1990s that led to the Oslo peace accords was high enough to carry a Broadway play last year. That should indicate that this documentary, which tries to build a comprehensive account of the talks through archival footage, diary entries and interviews, including with the former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres, will be engrossing.
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