Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. ... See full summary »
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD's history with the city's African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. Written by
First of all, let me just say: I really wanted this to be good... Honestly! I mean, we're all fascinated by the original story, so it obviously had potential. We're two episodes in at this point and I don't even know where to start.
I guess my first question is: why on earth are so many of you in awe of this show? I'm beginning to suspect that I'm center stage in some sort of version of "The Truman Show". Why? Because this production is a complete farce! Quite simply a parody of epic proportions!
First of all: the atrocious plug-fest of the Kardashian-family is the most embarrassing thing I've seen on TV since I can remember and the numerous "dramatic" fast close-ups looks completely ridiculous, but it's not just that. Literally every line uttered on "American Crime Story" is so cliché it hurts... The acting is downright laughable across the board, but there's honestly no need to blame the actors. They're doing the very best they can with a script that reeks to high heaven. The telenovela-style directing obviously doesn't help either.
But still, most of you seem to love it... Are standards slipping? Are reviewers "forced" or paid to praise certain shows? I don't know.
What I do know is that this could've been a top notch criminal drama. It could've had us on the edge of our seats despite the fact that we know the outcome, but no... It's a soap opera of the lowest possible standard.
By all means; the sets look nice, the production value is good, the resemblance to real-life characters is not bad, despite the obvious point that Cuba is a bit too small. Maybe he should've borrowed the box that his former co-star Tom Cruise uses to stand on to see eye-to-eye with his co-stars? However, like I said, that's not the problem! The script is simply ridiculous. I can't emphasize this enough! It's truly so over-the-top that it feels like a parody skit!
Now, of course: I have to continue watching to see if A) it gets better or B) it gets worse... I'm having a hard time picturing how it can get worse, but hey... We'll soon find out! In the meanwhile, let's all chant: "Kardashian, Kardashian, Kardashian"... and then throw up!
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