I really liked the People vs. OJ Simpson story, so much so that I am keen to give the Versace chapter a try despite not having nearly as much impact in pop culture as the crimes allegedly involving OJ Simpson.
I think everyone is familiar with the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman and to some extent to the controversy surrounding the "trial of the century" - this mini-series aims to be a real depiction of the events that take place from the murders onwards, based on book by reporter Jeffrey Toobin: "The Run of his Life: the People vs OJ Simpson".
Part of the success stems from the way it captures the
- the swings in public opinion based on the evidence presented at the trial
- the unprecedented media circus surrounding said trial and just how much pressure that creates for those involved
- the very palpable racial tension underlying every step of the way
- does all this and still you very "personally" connected to the people portrayed
Can't help but think some of its success is related to the involvement of writer Ryan Murphy (Nip Tuck, Glee), now on a 5y contract with Netflix.
Overall a great watch, compelling and ideal if you heard about OJ Simpson but really don't know much details around the crime.
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