Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The People vs O.J. Simpson

I am so in love with this new series. I remember the first time I saw the commercial, it was during American Horror Story and Bobby and I usually fast forward through commercials. We just happen to not be paying attention and both looked up at the same time to see it. You could have heard a pin drop. We both looked at each other and smiled. I had goosebumps on my arms. And every time that commercial came on, we both stopped what we were doing to watch. 

So it finally is here and OMG....I love it. 

The first thing I did was go to IMDB and look up who was playing who. Whoever did the casting for this show deserves an award. The only person who does not look like the actual person they are playing is O.J.. Cuba Gooding JR is a beautiful actor but he is much smaller than what O.J. is. That bothered me at first. How are you going to make the lead person the least look like person to look like them? After about 10 minutes into the first show I forgot all about it. Just shows you how well an actor can play a part that it makes you forget that you doubted them in the first place! 
According to some websites, each episode is going to deal with one thing at a time. The murder, the Bronco, the lawyers, the trial, the witnesses, the evidence, the jury, the verdict, the aftermath. Jeffrey Toobin, author of the book "Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson" which the show is based off, actually believed that O.J. was guilty but felt that the producers didn't want the series to be about innocent or guilty, but how the events unfolded and why they arrived at the not guilty verdict. Which puts a really cool spin to the show. It also takes a look at racism, feminism and how famous people are treated differently by the law. 

O.J. Simpson played by Cuba Gooding Jr.

Robert Shapiro played by John Travolta

Marcia Clark played by Sarah Paulson

Robert Kardashian played by David Schwimmer

Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran

Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden 

Judge Lance Ito played by Kenneth Choi

Bruce Greenwood as Gil Garcetti

F. Lee Bailey played by Nathan Lane

Christian Clemenson as Bill Hodgman

Kris Kardashian/Jenner played by Selma Blair

Kato Kaelin played by Billy Magnussen

I know he was acquitted of the charges but the evidence they are showing based off this show makes me personally think he is guilty! Oh well. I always say what goes around comes around and karma is a bitch because O.J. is in prison where he belongs for robbery of all things. 
Did you know that he was arrested for that crime exactly 13 years to the day he was acquitted of the murders? 
And in that off chance he is innocent for the murders, because in the eyes of the court he is, then who did it? It's like who shot Tupac and Biggie......
The world may never know.

American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson airs Tuesday nights on FX at 9pm central.