Very impressive. Goes way beyond just the murders and the trial to explore the impact of his football career, race relations in the U.S. at the time, the clouded reputation of the L.A.P.D., and much more. The number of interviewees is numerous and include childhood friends, former teammates, defense attorneys, police officers, prosecuting attorneys, etc, etc. The fact that this was made 20+ years after the trial gives the chance for many of these people to be more candid and/or honest than they may have been if this was made five-or-so years after the trial. This is a commitment (five episodes that are each 90 minutes long) but it's worth a viewing for sure. If you liked the "Making a Murderer" series, you'll probably get sucked into this as well.
Wow. My husband did not want to watch this, but he was completely hooked on it by halfway through episode 1. Exceptionally well done. I was in my 20's when the murder happened, and it was fascinating to go back over the societal context for the miscarriage of justice that occurred. It filled in many of the missing pieces that we did not have in the 1990's. A must-see even if you think you've seen all you ever wanted to see about OJ.
I liked how the documentary shows the racial issues surrounding O.J. Simpson murder trial. And, they provided a very comprehensive background story prior to the murder case. It is sad to see how systematic racial discrimination exists within government institutions. I'm really glad to live in a society where that level of discrimination is rare.
ESPN did a fantastic job putting this story together that is more than just about OJ. Essential viewing.
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