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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story 

American Crime Story (original title)
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Series cast summary:
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 Christopher Darden (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Judge Lance Ito (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Bill Hodgman (10 episodes, 2016)
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 O.J. Simpson (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Gil Garcetti (10 episodes, 2016)
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 F. Lee Bailey (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Marcia Clark (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Robert Kardashian (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Robert Shapiro (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Johnnie Cochran (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Carl E. Douglas (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Arnelle Simpson (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Jason Simpson (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Shawn Chapman (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Kim Goldman (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Dennis Schatzman (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Fred Goldman (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Armanda Cooley / ... (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Easter Island / ... (7 episodes, 2016)
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 The Demon / ... (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Juror / ... (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Tanya Brown (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Jeffrey Toobin (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Barry Scheck (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Dominick Dunne (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Dale Cochran (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Dominique Brown (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Juditha Brown (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Detective Tom Lange (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Denise Brown (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Lou Brown (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Detective Phillip Van Atter (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Detective Mark Fuhrman (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Juror / ... (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Queen Bee / ... (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Bailiff (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Francine Florio-Bunten / ... (5 episodes, 2016)
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 En Vogue / ... (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Shirley Simpson (5 episodes, 2016)
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There are few truly unifying events in American life. When something happens that makes the entire country stop and take notice, we remember it forever. Everybody remembers where they were when O.J. Simpson, riding in a white Bronco, led the police on a low-speed chase all over Los Angeles. This marked the emergence of the 24-hour news cycle and the birth of reality television. Written by Fox

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The trial isn't the whole story. This is.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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2 February 2016 (USA)  »

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The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson  »

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Ironically, the Kardashian sisters say that their surname and portrayal were "sensationalized" to a "ridiculous" level in this miniseries. See more »

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In re-enacted freeway scenes, numbered exit signs can be seen. California didn't begin to number freeway exits until 2002, after the events depicted. See more »

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Brilliant
4 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

This show is brilliant.

I just finished watching the premiere, and I am blown away by its sophistication and complexity. Ryan Murphy is a masterful director. He has succeeded, so far, in handling the varying issues of the case with sympathy and truth. The show captures the complete essence of 1990's and has a very professional look and feel.

The racial tensions at the time, blended with the austerity of the case, OJ's celebrity, the naiveté of the prosecution, and the madness of the media, are all captured here. The actors are at the top of their game. Sarah Paulson embodies Marcia Clark. She is overworked, ambitious, idealistic, and unaware of what she is up against. I envision a future Emmy nomination for Paulson. Her portrayal is spot on, and allows the viewer to empathize with Clark- who was unfairly portrayed by the media at the time. Cuba Gooding Jr. and John Travolta are all standouts here as well.

Some of the message boards have criticized Selma Blair's acting. I, however, think she has done a great job of capturing the vanity and nuance of Kris Jenner. In the short airtime she has in episode one, I think she has done a great job of playing a flawed and well known figure. I cannot wait to see how the show will deal with Faye Resnick, Detective Mark Fuhrman, and the rest of the key players in the case, and in the media.

For now, I am hooked. This is a definite must watch.


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