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Old 02-02-16, 05:43 PM
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

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Be sure to pad the DVR tonight. Episode is scheduled for 80 minutes. As a Directv subscriber, I've always had issues with the DVR cutting off extra minutes if the show is over 60 minutes long. This only seems to happen to shows on FX for some reason.
I also have Direct and rarely had any problems until the most recent season of American Horror Story. The weird thing is that the recording would say it was 1 hour and 15 minutes, for instance, but would stop at 1 hour and 5 minutes. After this happened three times, I gave up and padded the series 30 minutes. No problem after that.
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

It is always FX that screws up DTV recordings. Happened to me with SOA frequently.
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

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It is always FX that screws up DTV recordings. Happened to me with SOA frequently.
"The program was not recorded because a programming update was not received in time"
Old 02-02-16, 10:30 PM
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

I really enjoyed this. All the foreshadowing was funny, with nods to the Kardashian girls and dialogue like "sometimes money is the only way to get justice" and "the public is going to think we're idiots".

When OJ held the gun to his head it made me wonder how differently things would have turned out if he had just offed himself then. I always thought that trial really ruined/altered a lot of people's lives.
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

I thought it was really good as well.
Old 02-02-16, 10:59 PM
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I liked it. I read the book recently but was in grade school when the trial occurred. In for the whole season.
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

I enjoyed it as well.

Garrity playing Mark Fuhrman cracked me up.

Not sure about Travolta, but Vance and Paulson look to be knocking it out of the park.

Brown looks and sounds like Darden.
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

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Not sure about Travolta, but Vance and Paulson look to be knocking it out of the park.
Every time Travolta spoke, I thought he was doing his drag character in Hairspray. He seemed to be doing the same accent.
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

Really liked the premiere. Found it quite riveting. Paulson was awesome as Marcia Clark. Vance and Brown absolutely nailed Cochran and Darden.

The weakest performance IMO was Travolta as Shapiro. He seemed more like an SNL caricature.

Thought Cuba Gooding did a good job portraying O.J. Although he doesn't look like him or sound like him, I found his performance believable just playing the character. I liked seeing the smug and arrogant douchebag who we didn't see 20+ years ago.

at the cliffhanger with the White Ford Bronco.
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

Originally Posted by Jadzia View Post
I always thought that trial really ruined/altered a lot of people's lives.
It devastated Marcia Clark and Chris Darden. I believe both of them quit practicing law after that trial.

Here's a good interview with Clark. She watched the 1st episode and said it was like re-living a nightmare.

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/02/02...n-marcia-clark
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I first found out about this while seeing all the promo clips during the most recent season of Fargo. It did not disappoint.
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

Yea... Travolta doesn't sound anything like Bob Shapiro:

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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

Good stuff. Loved seeing Garrity from Rescue Me, glad that actor is still getting work.

Cuba's high pitch didn't work for me. I bet when the real OJ was yelling at everyone it was intimidating. Cuba sounds like a whiny little girl.
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

I really was wishing this was on Netflix last night.
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the creators are the guys that wrote Ed Wood.
Also: The People vs Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon, and Big Eyes. They love their biopics.
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Cuba looks nothing like OJ. OJ was a muscled ex-football player. Cuba is a skinny little runt.

And did Robert Shapiro really have those dramatic gay mannerisms?
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

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so there's "american crime" and "american crime story"? which one should i be watching? or both?
Don't forget "american horror story"
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

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When OJ held the gun to his head it made me wonder how differently things would have turned out if he had just offed himself then.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians would have never existed.
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Keeping Up with the Kardashians would have never existed.
Good advice for a time traveler.
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

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Cuba looks nothing like OJ. OJ was a muscled ex-football player. Cuba is a skinny little runt.
Yeah. He was a really poor casting choice and I never thought much of him acting wise. So overrated in Jerry Mcquire (an overrated movie in itself).

As expected, Vance was great. Paulson was great too. Great casting there. Can't wait to see those 2 going forward. Connie as Faye Resnick should be very good too.

I don't know if it was creative license, but I didn't know that Johnnie and Darden had a prior relationship. I suppose there weren't many black criminal lawyers on either side in LA at the time so makes sense.

June 17, 1994 --- one of those days you never forget where you were. It was truly surreal.

Loved seeing Garrity from Rescue Me, glad that actor is still getting work.
Was trying to place him. Thanks.

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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

Good opening show...looking forward to this series.
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I liked this, was a good mix of tabloid and true crime. Cuba is distractingly miscast, but he did a great job acting wise.
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I had no intention of watching this, since there have been many documentaries and coverage of this subject. But I decided to just watch the first few minutes and was hooked. The soundtrack during the discovery of the bodies and crime scenes was intense.

I'll continue to watch.
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...gs-feb-2-2016/

Episode 1 got pretty huge numbers for cable. Easily won the night.
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Re: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) -- Series Thread -- 2/2/16

I thought it was well done, even if some of the references to future events were a bit "on the nose". I wouldn't be surprised if we're treated to a scene where Robert Shapiro goes and sees Pulp Fiction or if Selma Blair has a line like "Men, who needs 'em? Next time, Faye, I should just marry a woman!" and turns to the camera.

Season 2 should turn into a episodic mystery show with O.J. driving a van around to the various golf courses in Los Angeles on his hunt for the real killers.

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