The Mountaintop tells the story of the last day of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. While it is a fictional version, it is still very moving.
I have to admit that I went into the show a Samuel L. Jackson fan, and while I was impressed with his ability to morph into Dr. King, I was most impressed with Angela Basset's powerful performance as Camae, a maid in the Lorraine Motel. Katori Hall addresses and deals with the imperfections that made Dr. King human, and showed his strength and vulnarabilities all at the same time. While I felt that the ending became more preachy than was necessary, I also left the show awed by Jackson and Basset's performance, and pondering the tragedy of a life cut too short.