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American Crime Story 

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An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.
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Top Rated TV #187 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 78 wins & 100 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Sarah Paulson ...  Dr. Anna Pou / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2018
Cuba Gooding Jr. ...  O.J. Simpson 11 episodes, 2015-2018
Courtney B. Vance ...  Johnnie Cochran 11 episodes, 2015-2018
Sterling K. Brown ...  Christopher Darden 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Kenneth Choi ...  Judge Lance Ito 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Christian Clemenson ...  Bill Hodgman 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Bruce Greenwood ...  Gil Garcetti 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Nathan Lane ...  F. Lee Bailey 10 episodes, 2015-2016
David Schwimmer ...  Robert Kardashian 10 episodes, 2015-2016
John Travolta ...  Robert Shapiro 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Darren Criss ...  Andrew Cunanan 9 episodes, 2018
Dale Godboldo ...  Carl E. Douglas 9 episodes, 2016
Ariel D. King ...  Arnelle Simpson 9 episodes, 2015-2016
Tye White ...  Jason Simpson 9 episodes, 2015-2016
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is 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. Written by FX Networks

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

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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USA

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English

Release Date:

2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Katrina: American Crime Story See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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When Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) checks in to a hotel in episode two, he uses the name Kurt. In Glee (2009), Darren Criss stars as Blaine Anderson, who is dating a Kurt Hummel. 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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Thoughts on the second season
8 May 2018 | by BertautSee all my reviews

What's interesting about this season of ACS is the narrative structure. The opening scene sees Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) murder Versace (Edgar Ramírez), and the show then goes backwards, with each episode set earlier than the previous one, an achronological structure that unifies form and content; this isn't about a murder, it's about how Cunanan became a serial killer. Within this, the show deals with two interrelated issues; 1) the concept that one must work hard to be successful, and 2) the desire to be remembered. Cunanan is obsessed with the second, but unwilling to acknowledge the first, despite his conviction of his own greatness. His attitude is nicely critiqued by Versace himself ("Life isn't about convincing people you can do great things. It's about doing them"), and the last shot masterfully encapsulates much of Cunanan's deepest existential fears. For all that, however, the season is good, but not great. The last two episodes are far and away the strongest, especially Jon Jon Briones as Modesto, Cunanan's detestable father, but, overall, it isn't a patch on 'The People v. O.J. Simpson'.

7/10


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