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

American Crime Story (original title)
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An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals, including O.J Simpson.
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Top Rated TV #174 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 33 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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 Marcia Clark (11 episodes, 2016-2018)
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 Robert Shapiro (11 episodes, 2016-2018)
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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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 Robert Kardashian (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Johnnie Cochran (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Donatella Versace (10 episodes, 2017)
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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)
Cocoa Brown ...
 Queen Bee / ... (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Bailiff (5 episodes, 2016)
Diana Daves ...
 Golden Girl / ... (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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Evan Handler, who plays attorney Alan Dershowitz, has a real life connection to the case. Shortly before the murders he had gotten a role in a pilot for a TV show called Frogmen, which never went to series. The star of the show was none other than OJ Simpson. Frogmen itself was a footnote in the trial. In the show, Simpson played the leader of a group of former special forces operatives turned mercenaries. Rumor at the time had it that Simpson, who at one point in the pilot holds a woman at knifepoint, received special training in the use of knives. See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Russell Crowe/Margo Price (2016) See more »

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Evocative and Powerful
3 February 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The case of O.J. Simpson is one that received wide scale media coverage and attention with the events being closely followed by many and is now the topic of season 1 of FX's new biographical crime drama, American Crime Story. However despite this, this show manages to remain just as gripping and haunting as the case was in real life.

The acting is across the board incredibly strong with not a weak performance among the main ensemble; Cuba Gooding Jr. and John Travolta in particular stand out. The writing is sharp, never is it overly formulaic or mundane but understandable and real, tension is built tremendously from the dialogue alone. But above all the direction is excellent, the tone is established straight from the beginning and it is crafted to such a high quality.

There is rarely a dull or wasted moment throughout, the story and pacing remains tight with no parts lacking in comparison to the soaring heights. The show, as said in the title of this review, is both evocative and powerful. The some of it's parts truly do this story justice and will more than likely stir something within you that compels you to keep watching and to examine this story in much more detail. As far as crime dramas go, this feels, to a certain extent, rather fresh and different in comparison to what has come before.

The show looks set to keep reaching new heights and it is off a magnificent start.


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