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Some of the most terrifyingly accurate portrayals of a double homicide investigation & court trial that — for various reasons — was impossible for this country's public to look away from. Not only was the police investigation riddled with mistakes made by incompetent officers, openly racist lead detectives (Mark Furman), but the trial itself never failed to entertain a captivated public, with each new twist and turn throughout the ever-changing-rollercoaster-ride in terms of what we could regard as "facts," the only possible issue some people might have with this dramatization series by Ryan Murphy is that captures the entire circus of events & all of the main characters TOO ACCURATELY — which can at times make one feel guilty for so much entertainment in one of the most mishandled trials in recent history that was *supposed to provide justice for the two murder victims.* But as we all remember the (embarrassing & shameful) ‘90's, the public's (and LAPD's) desire to see the murderer of Nicole Brown + Ron Goldman found guilty in a court of law somehow evaporated from the moment our television broadcasts were all interrupted to show us a white Bronco fleeing police on a California interstate; the addictive nature of the "story" had somehow transcended from breaking news into our society's next big source of entertainment. The fact that this series has to navigate such understandably sensitive waters, (and accomplishes the task brilliantly), while also being committed to including new or lesser-known aspects of the case — in particular one very interesting bottle episode that focuses only on the jury members for an entire hour — is nothing short of impressive.
Ryan Murphy has made some great television in his lifetime, and honestly he could have retired after his best season of TV in his career, American Horror Story Season 2: Asylum, and his legacy would've held up as a stellar body of work. Murphy has churned out countless other projects & a few other (pretty good, but for the most part yikes), seasons of AHS etc., though it's very possible this might end up being the showrunner's most memorable and commendable accomplishment. No small task.
Holy shit, you have to see this
I expected slightly more from all the hype I had heard. It was interesting to see the intricacies of such a high profile case, but as we all knew the outcome, it lacked drama towards the end when it needed it.
With an organized episode direction, a clever and wonderful script, impeccable makeup, and an exceptional and charming cast, which includes Sterling K. Brown, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nathan Lane, Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, John Travolta, and Courtney B. Vance, American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson is simply extraordinary
While the OJ case will always be a popular and socially dividing topic, "The People v. OJ" covers both the biggest and smallest moments through the trials and controversies with some brilliant writing and award-winning performances - even if some of the actors don't look like the people they are portraying.
As escolhas para os atores desta temporada foram acertadas, uma vez que os mesmos eram semelhantes aos envolvidos na história real. O enredo foi narrado com uma precisão e um profissionalismo notáveis.
Despite poor performances from Cuba Gooding Jr. and John Travolta American Crime Story is compelling on nearly every other level. The rest of the performances are great and the storytelling is phenomenal.
Having not known anything about the trial, this ten episode special was a great historical lesson. Based on some googling, it seems to have been true to reality. The show was captivating, engaging and well shot. However, it wasn't breathtaking or thought provoking. It is a good show, but not a memerable one.
Absolutely loved this show! Great cast
Ryan Murphy is the king of FX, and for good reason. American Crime Story finds extraordinary success through its direction, emotional provocation, and impassioned, career-defining performances from Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown, and Courtney B. Vance.