My Daily Mail review of the addictive new miniseries the People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. It’s a hoot!
SNEAK PEEK: The verdict is in: Cuba Gooding Jr.’s manic and moody portrayal of O.J. Simpson in TV’s new ‘Trial of the Century’ miniseries leaves little doubt that HE DID IT
- The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story traces the disgraced gridiron great’s ‘trial of the century’
- The FX miniseries begins on the night Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered in upscale Brentwood
- ‘We are Kardashians. In this family being a good person and loyal friend is more important than being famous,’ O.J. lawyer Robert lectures little Kim
- John Travolta as Robert Shapiro is a buffoon in a performance so one-note you’ll never forget it’s just Travolta in a wig
- The dream team brilliantly plays the race card in the media despite O.J.’s declaration, ‘I’m not black, I’m O.J.’
- Nicole’s best friend Faye Resnick, played by Connie Britton says she fears TV series will ‘only open painful wounds for all of us who loved Nicole’
Almost like the ‘trial of the century’ itself, this new 10 episode miniseries is a wildly thrilling and absurdly funny guilty pleasure with every salacious detail exaggerated and surprise twist exploited for dramatic flair.
Whether you remember every second of the O.J. Simpson murder trial, or can’t pick Judge Ito from AC Cowlings, you’ll be sure to be entertained by The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
It begins the June 1994 night Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were brutally hacked to death in the upscale Brentwood section of Los Angeles.
Cops, including the soon to be infamous Detective Mark Fuhrman (Steven Pasquale), arrive at the scene and realize the female victim is the former wife of football legend turned movie Star O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.).
When they get O.J. on the phone and tell him Nicole is dead he sure acts upset but afterwards the lead investigator remarks, ‘He didn’t ask how she died.’
Cuba Gooding Jr. (left) plays O.J. Simpson in the upcoming miniseries The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story on FX.