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American Crime Story (FX)

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Smudger, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

    Anybody else been watching this? A bit behind the curve here as I'm currently only through five episodes after showing up late to the game, but find this show totally enthralling.
     
  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I watched the pilot, and John Travolta is great as Robert Shapiro as well as Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark. Cuba Gooding, Jr. as O.J. Simpson though is a stretch at best...
     
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  3. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich

    I haven't watched any of the show and wasn't aware of who was cast, but that phrase alone makes it hard for me to stop laughing

    So of course I turned to Google, and immediately found this...

    OJ. Simpson Reportedly Agrees American Crime Story Star Cuba Gooding Jr. Looks Nothing Like Him
    ...and also learn there are Kardashians involved. Truly this man is the font of all evil.
     
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Too bad you missed the pilot where Cuba exclaims "I'm not Black, I'm O.J.!!!" Major lulz...
     
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  5. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich

    He's long been on my list of mind boggingly overrated actors.
     
  6. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

    Let's just say you will not be disappointed one bit in how the Kardashians are portrayed. They shit on them.
     
  7. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

    As Mili pointed out, yes, Cuba Gooding Jr. is a pretty awful OJ to be honest. He resembles him not one bit & his voice just doesn't translate. I think he portrays him decently, but the appearance you just can't look past.

    David Schwimmer is in the same boat as Robert Kardashian. It's literally just David Schwimmer being himself.

    That being said, the rest of the cast does excellently in their roles. It's worth at least a look, especially the chase episode (No. 3).

    If you hate the Kardashians, this is the show for you. They do not shine a bright light at all on the children or Kris. I'm laughing every time the kids are in a scene, which is rare, but I'm only five episodes in.
     
  8. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    The show is excellent, IMO. Gooding has the mannerisms down, even if he doesn't look like OJ. But he's not a big part of the show anyway, so any criticism of the show as a whole on that front is misplaced. I find it to be captivating overall.
     
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  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I can get the mannerisms down, but that doesn't mean I should play O.J. Travolta bears a fairly string resemblance to Shapiro, and Vance is close enough with his "Cochran 'stache" that he pulls it off pretty well. Paulson is scary close to Clark at times. True, there's a lot more to play a character than looking like him/her, but it helps quite a bit...
     
  10. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    Still, though, Gooding plays what I would call a secondary role (at most) in what is an excellent show. So I don't think it takes much away, regardless of one's Gooding as OJ view.
     
  11. LostLassie

    LostLassie Am I Allowed To Say That? '17 BPCFFB II Champ

    He's not a football player. But, he did play one in a movie once.
     
  12. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    I came into this thread with one hope: mili talking about a black guy in a random way.

    I really did.

    Success.

    (I totally agree here though, without seeing it, so who knows.)
     
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  13. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

  14. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

    Any season that ends with a montage wielding the dual-threat combo of Bill Withers & Schubert is *Thumbs Up* in my book.
     

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