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Role Call: Who’s who in FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Role Call: Who's who in FX's "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"

FX’s 10-episode limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson (Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT beginning Feb. 2) dramatizes one of the seminal news stories of the 20th century: the events surrounding the arrest and trial of former football star O.J. Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994. Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson and from executive producer Ryan Murphy, the series assembles a stellar cast, including John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Schwimmer, Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, Bruce Greenwood, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and … Continue reading

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Why I Should Binge-Watch The Shield

Why I Should Binge-Watch The Shield

WHAT IS The Shield ABOUT? Who is in it? Where is The Shield now? Why is it binge-worthy? Must-sees Most shocking episodes That line was so great A gritty police drama set in Los Angeles, The Shield revolves around a group of detectives dedicated to battling gang activity in the fictional Farmington neighborhood of L.A. Michael Chiklis tops the cast of the series as an ethically compromised detective named Vic Mackey, who heads up the unit known as the Strike Team, which often relies on unethical, corrupt – and illegal – methods to nab bad guys. Original TV Home: FX … Continue reading

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#ACSFX: Courtney B. Vance recalls O.J. Simpson case, meeting Johnnie Cochran

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

If you’re of a certain age, you’ll likely remember where you were the evening of June 17, 1994. Perhaps you’d settled in for a Friday night of watching TV when regularly scheduled programming was interrupted by aerial footage of a white Ford Bronco pursued at low speed by several police squads through an empty Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. In the back of the vehicle was football legend O.J. Simpson, charged with the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. You probably also remember where you were on Oct. 3, 1995, when the not-guilty verdict … Continue reading

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#TCA16: FX presents “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

  FX’s 10-episode limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (premiering Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10pm ET/PT) dramatizes one of the seminal news stories of the 20th century: the events surrounding the arrest and trial of former football star O.J. Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994. Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson and from executive producer Ryan Murphy, the series assembles a stellar cast, including John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Schwimmer, Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, Bruce Greenwood, … Continue reading

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#TCA16: Zach Galifianakis is a rodeo clown? We’re sold!

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Zach Galifianakis is a rodeo clown. Need we go on? In the new FX new single-camera comedy Baskets (premieres Thursday, Jan. 21, at 10pm ET/PT), Galifianakis plays Chip Baskets, a man with a dream of becoming the world’s most celebrated circus clown. Inspired by the famous European circus performers of the 1800s, Chip attends a prestigious clowning school in Paris. But the Parisian clown scene proves too costly — the upscale French clown-nose boutiques are pricey — and Chip is forced to leave the school. He returns to Bakersfield, Calif., where he lives in an extended stay hotel while looking for … Continue reading

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Recap: Fargo Season 2, Episode 10 – This is the End?

Recap: Fargo Season 2, Episode 10 – This is the End?

After last week’s episode of Fargo, I had to wonder how many bodies were left to massacre. The finale didn’t pack a bloody punch, but there was a lot left to ponder. Ready for the Fargo finale? Okay then, let’s get to it! • FARGO Season 2 recaps: Episode 1 | Epsiode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 | Episode 9   “Palindrome” opens up on a lot of dead bodies, specifically those belonging to the Gerhardt family. We see Rye (Kieran Culkin), Otto (Michael Hogan), Dodd … Continue reading

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Recap: Fargo Season 2, Episode 9 – Motel Hell

Recap: Fargo Season 2, Episode 9 – Motel Hell

Last week on Fargo, we had one of the best installments of the whole darn season. So many characters were missing, but the entire episode was just awesome. The more I think about all of those exchanges between Peggy (Kirsten Dunst) and Dodd (Jeffrey Donovan), the more I realize last week had some of my favorite moments of this season — and the entire series in general. • FARGO Season 2 recaps: Episode 1 | Epsiode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 This one was certainly a doozy … Continue reading

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Recap: Fargo Season 2, Episode 8 – Cabin Fever

Recap: Fargo Season 2, Episode 8 – Cabin Fever

After last week’s killing spree, Fargo is stepping back a bit. Remember all of the unanswered questions from episode 6? This week’s installment tackles some of those — and leaves a few new ones lingering as well. • FARGO Season 2 recaps: Episode 1 | Epsiode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 That said, “Loplop” opened exactly where I wanted it to — back in the Blumquists’ basement. I wasn’t looking to see if Peggy (Kirsten Dunst) had stashed the June 1975 issue of Glamour within those monstrous piles, but … Continue reading

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Recap: Fargo Season 2, Episode 7 – Poking the Bear

Recap: Fargo Season 2, Episode 7 – Poking the Bear

At the end of last week’s episode of Fargo, we were left with so many outstanding questions. Was Dodd (Jeffrey Donovan) dead? Was Floyd (Jean Smart) dead? Someone must have been dead! If you think a lot went down in that episode, sit down and get ready for an action-packed follow-up. • FARGO Season 2 recaps: Episode 1 | Epsiode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 The writers managed to redeem last week’s low body count in the first few minutes of “Did you do this? No, you did it!” It actually reminded … Continue reading

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FX cancels The Bastard Executioner — our recap of the TBX series finale

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Moment of silence for our beloved show, fellow fans of The Bastard Executioner. If you haven’t already heard, FX cancelled the series on Tuesday with creator Kurt Sutter’s reluctant blessing, citing the cost to make the ambitious series on location in Wales versus its unfortunately low live ratings. I’m disappointed for any number of reasons. Perhaps most of all, because this is a show that was made for a binge watch, especially given its complexity. With the winter TV doldrums at our doorstep — along with holiday vacation time — I’m virtually certain more folks would have found and invested … Continue reading

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