The People vs. O.J. Simpson

Posted by Sam on February 3, 2016

I was just a little guy when the O.J. Simpson trial actually happened, and without researching it, I can tell you what I think I know.

  • OJThe police tried to arrest O.J. for killing his wife.
  • He went on an infamous chase in a white bronco.
  • They caught him and took him to trial for murder.
  • He was found innocent even though everyone knew he did it.
  • He kind of admitted that he did it?
  • He stole some sports memorabilia and is now in jail for like another 30 years.

That’s what I know about O.J.’s legal troubles.

The Series

Critics love The People vs. O.J. Simpson. At the moment it has a 9.3/10 from 329 votes on IMDB. The first episode aired last night on FX.

If I knew the ending to Making a Murderer, I would have just Google’d the rest and not watched the series. That logic applies here too. What’s the incentive for me to watch this series if I already know the ending?

I don’t doubt it’s well done, but it loses its allure when there’s no shock factor. I sat through 10 hours of Making a Murder excited as hell to find out the ending. I’m not wasting 10 hours to watch this when the end-result is known.

Am I wrong here? Will the majority of sports fans tune in to this?

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4 thoughts on “The People vs. O.J. Simpson

  1. It doesn’t matter about the ending, it’s about learning more of the facts. You have 6 bullet points that you know, I guarantee this show will expand upon those bullet points.

    Your argument that you don’t want to watch it because you know the ending or could google it is ludicrous — think of all the things you wouldn’t watch:
    Prefontaine, Without Limits, Titanic, 8 Mile, Hoosiers, The Devil Wears Prada, Iron Man III, Ferngully.

    It isn’t about the ending, it’s about the story. You’re a moron.

    • You think people were like “O I read all the Harry Potter books, I don’t need to see the movie”?

  2. The whole time I watched Making A Murderer I knew the ending…. Still watched because it’s interesting/so many freakin people talked about it.

    The OJ series also has good actors and is less of a documentary than Making a Murderer….so people will most likely watch to see a good “performance” too.

    I guess it’s kinda like Zero Dark Thirty…we all knew Bin Laden was gonna get captured but still watched for the drama

  3. Emlamb I edited your comment to exclude the spoiler.

    I see a distinction between Making a Murderer and this OJ series.

    Making a Murderer has the REAL people and the REAL footage from everything that happened. This OJ series is all going to be a production with actors re-enacting the events. I think that makes it lose some of its genuineness and attraction. Like, if you had to choose between watching this all unfold when it actually happened in the 90s, or watch it 20 years later with actors, everyone would choose to watch it ACTUALLY happen, not fake happen.