If you’re not watching The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story on FX, you’re missing out. As John said, “It’s a good thing this isn’t a Netflix show because we would have binge watched the entire limited series already.”
Here is the trailer. Only two episodes have aired, so catch up now!
FXNOW describes the show as “A limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.”
Although I was only in elementary school when the O.J. trial was going on (I remember the school’s custodian stopping by my teacher’s classroom and announcing “Not Guilty!”), John remembers more of the main events.
The show is well done, and it keeps my attention. The fact that it’s real, blows my mind. I’m learning a lot! I watched an interview with John Travolta, who plays Robert Shapiro (One of O.J.’s lawyers), and Travolta said he learned a lot through this show, too. There were many elements the media never shared with the public, and Travolta is curious if people will have the same verdict as they did before the show.
Tune in so we can discuss.