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I'm surprised nobody is talking about this show. So far we're 5 episodes deep and I think it's absolutely brilliant. The only current show that I consider "Must Watch TV".

Based on the book "The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson" by Jeffrey Toobin and developed for television by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the screenwriters of "Ed Wood", "The People vs. Larry Flynt" and "Man on the Moon". Executive Produced by Ryan Murphy, this show will follow the same format as Murphy's "American Horror Story". Each season will be a separate self-contained story.

The cast includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as OJ Simpsons, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, Nathan Lane as F. Lee Bailey, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clarke, among others. Seriously, the acting is so effing spectacular in this show.

I can't recommend this show enough.
Yes!!! There's not a ton of AHS love so I wasn't totally surprised. I love this show so much. Almost all the actors are killing it. Particularly blown away by Vance, Paulson and Schwimmer but it's seriously a murderer's row of a cast.
Wait, this is some kind of AHS thing but with crime? I thought it was an OJ miniseries....

Also, I'm still on S1 of AHS - I watch tv series sllllloooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
It really does an amazing job of evoking that time period. I remember those days really clearly and my reactions to the crime and the trial. Seeing it now with all these great portrayals is like an acid flashback. It's been really brilliant thus far and churns my stomach at times. That scene with the Goldmans and Marcia Clark was heart-wrenching.
TV's Frink Wrote:Wait, this is some kind of AHS thing but with crime? I thought it was an OJ miniseries....

Same showrunner and creator as AHS and same anthology conceit. But don't let that put you off; I know a few staunch Ryan Murphy haters who still really like the show. It explores much different themes in a very different, more grounded way.
It didn't put me off, I'm enjoying S1 of AHS. I just had no idea.
The OJ show finished its run last night and I just want to reiterate how great this was. I loved it so much actually that I wouldn't even want to fathom the idea of this being fanedited into movie-length. Every moment is essential and not a single shot is a waste of time. A great example of why this would be harmed with a fanedit is Episode 8 (no spoilers). That episode focuses almost exclusively on the jury and what they went through during the trial. The jury is a vital component to the trial and seeing things from their perspective was a smart move. 

All in all, two thumbs way up, 10/10, A+, perfection 5/7.
^I couldn't agree more with all of this. The show is basically a master class in character motivations. Everyone has them, they are clear and boy do they clash. To make a fresh, extremely socially relevant drama out of a story in which everybody knows the main plot points is incredibly hard to do. It really does a good job painting how complex all these social climates are. I'm also very grateful that FX allowed them to use the language that they did. Dancing around use of the N word would have made the Fuhrman stuff less powerful, as well as some of the other court scenes. They used it to great effect. The Fuhrman stuff was extremely uncomfortable to hear, which had a huge impact on how it affected the jury.
So, like, do the threads I make just die a short death until I stumble upon it again a yearish or so later?

American Crime Story: The Death of Gianni Versace



I finished up season 2 last night of this awesome saucesome show. It took me a bit to get into this storyline but once things were rolling steadily I was hooked, I was injecting this show straight into my veins like a savage yo. It was brilliant because it utilized a backwards, shifting timeline narrative throughout the year so we can see the downward spiral in reverse. Highly recommend checking this sucker out.

Oh, I also rewatched the OJ trial episodes concurrently with the new stuff. Still holds up as solid ass television.
It's nice to hear such a positive review, maybe I will check out S02. Having almost no interest in the real life crime and the last two seasons of AHS being pretty terrible made me never give this one a shot. I hadn't heard anything bad or good, really, so nice to hear a glowing recommendation.
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