As somebody who is not American and has never really been exposed to either this case or any of the people involved: is OJ really as dumb as he is presented here? He seems positively mentally disabled in some scenes! That aside, the show is decent enough. The performances are for the biggest part pretty great, everything else ranges from ok to decent enough. I don't find it very compelling, but I think that's down to me not having any prior ties to the story: I'm enjoying it as if it were pure fiction rather than a fictionalized account of reality. And it sure as hell is crazy enough to pass for fiction, mostly due to the ridiculously broken American legal system.
Sarah Paulson and Courtney B Vance will be up for Emmys. Great acting and somehow compelling even though we all know what happens.
Worst. Binge. Watch. Ever.
And I've binge-watched HBO's 'Girls'.
This show is as much an insult to entertainment as the O.J. Simpson trial was to justice.
Nobody seems to be talking about this, but I found myself continually baffled by Cuba Gooding Jr.'s choice to play the character of O.J. Simpson as mildly intellectually challenged. David Schwimmer's continually dumbfounded performance was the cause of many a snickering facepalm. And John Travolta? Oh my God. I don't even know what to say. Travolta's only apparent purpose here is to yank the audience out of the story every time his plastic-faced caricature of Shapiro appears on screen.
Only Sarah Paulson does any kind of real quality work here at all, and it seems like she's carrying the existential weight of the entire acting profession while doing it. Fight, Sarah! Fight against the hackeyness!
I can only imagine Sarah Paulson or Bruce Greenwood filming this series, looking around at the horrendous production choices and amateurish scenery-chewing taking place, and asking themselves how they'd fallen so far so quickly. "Goddammit, I was in Flight and the new Star Trek," Greenwood must have thought to himself.
I felt like I was watching a bad 'Saturday Night Live' sketch. One that they saved for the final minutes of the show.
For me this was great tv show that showed just how the US audience was captivated by all this drama unfolding, myself not being american knows very little about>thankfully!
This show thou is a must and clearly demonstrates artfully imo the personal and professional struggles of this epic true story of the people involved. Great tv
good show the second season is in development, and it will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. why would they do a show about Hurricane Katrina when there are plenty of other crime stories in american history like the manson murders, jim jones Jonestown Massacre, jonbenet ramsey, menendez brothers, amy fisher, the zodiac killer, jeffrey dahmer. ETC... come on people.
I found it entertaining, after living through the actual events with the rest of America.