After a few years of processing TV junk food in the form of FX’s American Horror Story and Fox’s Scream Queens, the Ryan Murphy who brought us HBO’s The Normal Heart and Fox’s Glee (during its first two seasons) returned in thrilling top form as executive producer of the FX limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson, one of the major television triumphs in recent memory. It will likely be referenced and referred to for decades to come in the same way we still talk about such classic minis as Rich Man, Poor Man, the original Roots, The Thorn Birds andBand of Brothers, to name only a few of the greats. Given the escalating and disheartening social unrest America has suffered in recent years, the timing of this profound program couldn’t have been better. The same holds for ESPN’s illuminating documentary series O.J.: Made in America.
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