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Archive for March, 2016

FLASH FORWARD: The People v. O.J. Simpson Episode 3: The Dream Team

So the Bronco chase is over and O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr., still not looking like he could take out a moth, let alone two people) has surrendered.  We know that Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) is heading up the prosecution, but when it comes to the defense, we know three things: there is an older […]

FLASH FORWARD: The People v. O.J. Simpson Episode 2: The Run of His Life

  “Last time on…”  Remember that?  It was a miniseries staple (and a nighttime soap staple as well).  No doubt these were the first word of thousands born between the mid-70s and mid-90s. We left off with Robert Shapiro (John Travolta) failing to produce O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) for arrest.  St. Robert Kardashian (David […]

FLASH FORWARD: The People v. O.J. Simpson Episode 1: From the Ashes of Tragedy

A few housekeeping details first: The Miniseries Marathon and ensuing publications deal with the American network miniseries genre of approximately 1975-1995.  “The People v. O.J. Simpson” is American, but on cable in 2016.  There are a few reasons I’m including it. I refuse to use the “American Crime Story” part of the title.  Nice try, making […]