“The People V. OJ”

Series based on famous ‘90s murder case
Jamie Koebke
Business Editor
“The People V. O.J.: American Crime Story” on the FX network, enlightens viewers on one of the most famous murder cases in American history. The murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994. The television series takes viewers on a trip from when the bodies were found, how LAPD handled evidence, the cut throat fights of O.J.’s “Dream Team” of defense attorneys’, and the struggles of prosecution.
I was born in 1993, I grew up reading about O.J. Simpson and the trail, but this show makes me feel like I lived during this time. Although at first I thought that Cuba was just being very over acting, after looking up videos on Youtube, I realized that he is actually pretty spot on with playing O.J.. David Schwimmer both looks exactly like Robert Kardashian as well as reads O.J. suicide letter identically to the press conference that Kardashian gave in 1994.
It’s miraculous to me that I can watch the past press conferences and pieces of the trail on the internet while I’m watching a show, and compare what actually happened to what the show is portraying. Even the Bronco chase was accurate to the videos I found online.
Overall I love this show. I think that it’s been educational to me in the way that I never would have researched the O.J. Trial before watching the show. I like that it gives the audience a chance to see what happened between the “Dream Team” along with what happened behind the scenes with the prosecution. It was also mind blowing to see what was happening during the Bronco Chase, I never knew that O.J. wasn’t the driver of the Bronco when that was happening.
The drama in the show keeps viewers on edge, especially if anyone watching it does the same thing I do while watching and are constantly googling to see if what’s happening in the show lines up with what happened in real life.
Overall, it’s binge worthy in my opinion.
“The People V. O.J.” airs Tuesdays at 10pm on FX.

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