The people Vs OJ Simpson (whole mini series)

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  1. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    Feb 11, 2000
    NoHo, CA USA


    I guarantee you, if jury consultants didn't like Johnny Cochran's suits, he would be at Men's Wearhouse stat.

  2. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2002
    Sure he would. But they didn't care about his suits. Or about his appearance at all. That's the point.
  3. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    I somehow doubt that Cochran shopped at Men's Warehouse. Maybe I'm wrong...
  4. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    The OJ trial commentators comments about Shapiro & Cochran's "power ties" were the first time I had heard about such a thing.
  5. Mar 4, 2016 #105 of 212

    bruinfan Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Elk Grove, CA


    things i learned in this weeks episode (march 1 i believe)

    how darden ended up assistant lead... don't remember the courtroom heart attack

    details behind the juror site visit... if the point is to see oj's house, how is it ok to change everything about it.

    how much turmoil and infighting was going on in the oj camp. i always wondered how it shifted from kardashian to shapiro to cochran.

    mark furhman is a white supremecist.
  6. Mar 4, 2016 #106 of 212

    aindik Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2002
  7. Mar 4, 2016 #107 of 212

    Mikeyis4dcats Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2003
    the ADA didn't have a heart attack in the courtroom, that's hollywood. He fell ill during a meeting with chest pains and took time off.

    The home and contents were evidence after the police returned them to the owner. They could have torn the house down or done anything at that point.
  8. Mar 4, 2016 #108 of 212

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    Thanks - I thought it was odd that I didn't remember the court room heart attack either.

    I must say - it's been getting better as it goes along... (the show that is...)
  9. Mar 4, 2016 #109 of 212

    aindik Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2002
    Agree. It's finding its groove now that it's in the courtroom.
  10. Mar 5, 2016 #110 of 212

    hummingbird_206 Retired

    Aug 22, 2007
    Valley of...
    I just got caught up on the series this weekend. I think the casting is fantastic with the glaring exception of Cuba as OJ. Every other cast member so resembles their real life counterpart that it's extremely jarring to me every time Cuba speaks as OJ. He doesn't look like OJ and he certainly doesn't sound like OJ.

    I vividly remember watching the White Ford Bronco chase on TV. I remember thinking and hoping that OJ was innocent before the trial started. I don't remember the exact moment that I realized that my childhood football hero was a murderer, but I do remember being shocked when the verdict was read. He was so obviously guilty, even to me as a huge fan of The Juice, that I just couldn't understand how he wasn't convicted.

    This series has so far exceeded my expectations. I for years have wanted to know the behind the scenes story of the 'Dream Team'. I read Marcia's book, but it was just one side of the story. I think this show is giving me the story that I've long wanted to know.
  11. Mar 6, 2016 #111 of 212

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da Bronx
    Just watched episode 5. I don't remember the co-prosecutor having a heart attack. I googled. He did suffer chest pains during a meeting and that is why he bowed out.

    Furhman did collect Nazi memorabilia. And the house make-over? That was true. How in the hell did they get away with that?!!
  12. Mar 6, 2016 #112 of 212

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Did they at least have a flashback scene where they show OJ killing his ex-wife and a waiter?
  13. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    I'm loving this series -- it's the best thing on TV right now. So well done.

    I couldn't disagree more. Many (if not most) if these performances are excellent.

    I've watched 7 episodes so far, and they've only spent a few seconds (in total) on the Kardashian kids. And I think it was an appropriate wink to the audience. Nothing to do with "ratings," other than making a compelling presentation of a 20 year old case, and connecting the dots to current pop culture.

    This has been an excellent mini-series. I can't wait to watch the next episode. It's just so, so good.
  14. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2002
    From what I've read, it's a deliberate decision on the part of the producers not to reenact the murders. Not bc they'll reveal who did it (in the eyes of the producers) but because it's too gruesome. It was (according to them) out of respect for the Brown and Goldman families.

    I think the acting WAS ridiculous early on. It's gotten better. I think the reason for that is that the real life diminishing of Robert Shapiro's role as time went on has corresponded to a diminished role for John Travolta as the miniseries has gone on. His performance is one of the most ridiculous.

    By contrast, the roles of Marcia Clark and Chris Darden have increased, and those portrayals are excellent.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2016
  15. goblue97

    goblue97 Welcome Home, Jimmy!

    May 12, 2005
    Is anyone else having recording issues with this show? I had a couple of episodes where my DVR (not TiVo) cut off the last 10 minutes or so. Even though the episode lengths have been inconsistent, my DVR is accurately reflecting the length of the episode but will still stop abruptly before it is over. This only seems to be happening with the initial airing of an episode. If I pick up a repeat, they have been fine.
  16. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    My TiVo recordings have been fine. Each episode is somewhere between 1:10 and 1:20, and either the guide data has been accurate, or my default buffer has caught the rest. None of my recordings have been cut off.
  17. forecheck

    forecheck Active Member

    Aug 5, 2000
    Roseville, CA
    I am using the DirecTv Genie and had the last 10 minutes cut off of the episode that ended with Furhman with his Nazi medals, but besides that one, they have been recorded fine.
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    My TiVo always records the episode re-run that's around 2 am and I've have a couple episodes where the recording caught 20-30 minutes of the end of something else and then the first half of the episode I wanted. In those cases, I've just found a copy of the show via magical means. I've never had a recording say it was going for 1:12 and then stop sooner than that.
  19. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2002
    The shows are available on demand via FX Now on the various platforms (including AppleTV).
  20. danielhart

    danielhart Nerp Nerp

    Apr 27, 2004
    I had the same issue with thar same episode on my genie. I also recall the same thing happening for an episode of fargo. Maybe it's an fx thing.

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