Browsing: American Crime Story Reviews
Season 2, Episode 5 – The backstory of ill-fated Jeff Trail is revealed, and the larger picture of these stories snaps into focus in an excellent episode.
Season 2, Episode 1 – The premiere episode lays solid groundwork but feels like the story has yet to really take off.
The entire series thus far, the jurors have been relegated to mere extras. They are pawns in Johnny Cochran’s and Marcia Clark’s game. This episode they were front and center, which made for an interesting sidetrack, but ultimately hurt the episode.
When American Crime Story first began I would say that there were three iconic moments from the O. J. Simpson. One was the White Bronco car chase. The other was exactly where I was when the verdict was read live over the airwaves. The third was the gloves… O. J. trying on the gloves.
The People V. O.J. Simpson focuses heavily on lead prosecutor Marcia Clark and her struggle with being the only woman in a boy’s club, one who works mandatory 70 hour weeks on top of being a mother – and one who is living under the intense scrutiny of an entire nation.
If you were over the age of five in 1994 when the American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson events actually happened, the episode title probably gives away what this installment focuses on. Does a white Ford Bronco ring a bell?