There is a sad message on an answering machine. OJ is supported by his pal Robert (Schwimmer), there is a history of violence, press and screeching diversions. Cochrane (Vance) and Darden exchange excessively stigmatising comments. OJ seems without feeling, the murder investigation is done with grotesque inattention to detail, Marcia is incredulous and this is a very good account of a true and complicated story.
Kato is an unassuming idiot, OJ yells at his entourage, Shaprio (Travolta) looks embalmed and his wife (Ladd) preens. Marcia is divorcing, there is 90s fashion and Nicole Brown Simpson’s funeral is a circus. Her friends Faye (Britton) and Kris (Blair) and sister (Brewster) obviously think OJ did it. The emotionally exploitative OJ goes on the run among other unseemly things.
“Are you on a substance?”
“He didn’t ask how she died.”
“Nobody gets killed in Brentwood.”
“Where’s my Hugo Boss?”
“The LAPD and a famous guy.”
“Kato cut that s##t out!”
“This situation is very worrisome.”
“Juice ain’t got nothing to hide!”
“Guns go off.”
“Famous black man in trouble.”
“We’re going to look like morons.”
There is unhealthy online content, disaffected friends and the impossibly happy scenes of 1x01 were amiable nothing. The betrayed Gemma critically affects her husband’s life. She trusted him implicitly and he found it so easy to acquire and drop preferences at will. He acts in deliberately tacky ways, the son rumples him so the man tries to brand his wife crazy. Even at the end, he still won’t apologise or admit fault. Her son whines. I’m not entranced but this was okay accumulated drama as Gemma makes sure people come to glib conclusions.
“Very slightly better.”
“You’re a slut.”
“He’s getting no more money from me. Ever.”
“You just work.”
“You never said sorry.”
“You should have been better.”