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American Crime Story 

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An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.
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Top Rated TV #167 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 57 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »
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 Kathleen Blanco 10 episodes, 2018
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 Michael D. Brown 10 episodes, 2018
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 George W. Bush 10 episodes, 2018
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 Arnelle Simpson 9 episodes, 2015-2016
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 Jason Simpson 9 episodes, 2015-2016
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 Gianni Versace 9 episodes, 2017-2018
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 Andrew Cunanan 9 episodes, 2017-2018
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 Donatella Versace 9 episodes, 2017-2018
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 Elizabeth Cote 9 episodes, 2017-2018
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 Donatella's Bodyguard 9 episodes, 2017-2018
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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 FX Networks

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The trial isn't the whole story. This is.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Katrina: American Crime Story  »

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The show follows the anthology format of Ryan Murphy's other series, American Horror Story (2011). The first season focuses on the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, the second season concerns the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.

The third season was initially going to be based on Douglas Brinkley's book about Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath of FEMA's slow response to assist storm ravaged New Orleans, but in late 2017 the option for Brinkley's book was dropped in favor of Sheri Fink's book "Five Days at Memorial" which centered on events that occurred at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans after Katrina and the fourth season is set to explore the Bill Clinton sex scandal. See more »

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On the show, the judge at the preliminary hearing was played by a man. In reality the judge was a woman, Kathleen Kennedy Powell. See more »

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Hooked!
3 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

At first I thought who needs to see all this again but once I started watching it I was hooked. The pilot moves quickly from discovery of the bodies (and they are shown) to fleeing down the highway in the Bronco. There are so many details and people that come flooding back and it's interesting to see things put together in a quick moving episode. Lots of details are included that you won't have pictured in your mind at the time because they didn't come out all at the same time in sequence. With race, money, abuse, celebrity it's still the crime of the 20th century.

The A list cast is hit and miss. Cuba Gooding is an enthusiastic actor but too small in size to play OJ. He looks shorter than the other male actors around him. Should have chosen someone more physically imposing. Sarah Paulson looks enough like Marcia Clark with the wig. Surprisingly David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian looks like him if you check out photos. John Travolta as Shapiro has some strange eyebrows but he is fascinating to watch. Selma Blair as Kris Kardashian is also a good fit. Connie Britton looks a bit too healthy to be Faye Resnick but these are all people you like to see on screen. The link with the Kardashians is quite interesting to watch.

Well done and very voyeuristic and entertaining.


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