Tag: American Crime Story

Belief in Justice: American Crime Story ‘The Verdict’ (Recap)

“It’s hard to tell from the show what exactly Alexander and Karaszewski believe about Simpson’s guilt, but that doesn’t keep them from being any less interested in him as a human being.”

Tempering Irony: American Crime Story ‘Manna from Heaven’ (Recap)

“However much we’ve laughed at the characters in the preceding episodes, ‘Manna from Heaven’ focuses on understanding why they act as they do.”

Sequestered: American Crime Story ‘A Jury in Jail’ (Recap)

“Even if the focus on the jurors in ‘A Jury in Jail’ misfires, there’s more than enough territory left to explore as The People v. O.J. Simpson comes to a close.”

You Better Well Be the Ringmaster: American Crime Story ‘Conspiracy Theories’ (Recap)

“American Crime Story has done an impressive job of imbuing well-known facts with enough intrigue to make them play like gripping fiction, and ‘Conspiracy Theories’ is no exception.”

The Ugliness of Hatred: American Crime Story ‘Marcia, Marcia, Marcia’ (Recap)

“As tempting as it’d be to focus solely on the sexism in the trial, ‘Marcia, Marcia, Marcia’ ultimately works best as an episode due to its unwillingness to forget about race.”

Fair and Balanced: American Crime Story ‘The Race Card’ (Recap)

“‘The Race Card’ succeeds, perhaps better than any other episode in the strong season, by refusing to shy away from the hypocrisy prevalent on both sides of the O.J. case.”

The Plea’s the Thing: American Crime Story ‘100% Not Guilty’ (Recap)

“Racism is, of course, the defining issue of discrimination in the O.J. case, but the show never lets us forget the misogyny which also haunts its characters.”

We Are Kardashians: American Crime Story ‘The Dream Team’ (Recap)

“Throughout the first three episodes, the writers appear to be struggling with the question of how funny it is to riff on the Kardashians’ eventual reality fame, and the opening of “The Dream Team” finds American Crime Story deciding, dubiously, that it’s hilarious.”