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Tonight, FX kicks off its new true-crime limited series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. The series comes from executive producer Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story, Scream Queens) and is based on the book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson” by Jeffrey Toobin. On June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were found murdered outside their home, and one of the prime suspects was Brown’s ex, athlete/actor O.J. Simpson. The massive news frenzy really took off five days later as the world was glued to their TVs watching that iconic police chase involving a white Ford Bronco. This series recreates those events and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what went on in both sides of the case during that famous trial, which lasted almost a year.
O.J. Simpson’s (Cuba Gooding Jr.) crack defense team includes Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance), Robert Kardashian (David Schwimmer), Robert Shapiro (John Travolta), and F. Lee Bailey (Nathan Lane), while the prosecution includes Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson), Christopher Darden (Sterling Brown), and Los Angeles DA Gil Garcetti (Bruce Greenwood). And presiding over the case is Judge Lance Ito (Kenneth Choi).
I remember watching the original car chase and catching bits of the trial on TV, but I never paid that much attention. This series has been getting rave reviews from those who’ve had a chance to see the first few episodes, so I’m looking forward to checking out tonight’s premiere. Plus, look at that cast!
On tonight’s premiere, “From the Ashes of Tragedy,” investigators visit the home of O.J. Simpson following the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Check out the beginning of this new “reality” show tonight on FX at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/recording Fresh Off the Boat, The Muppets, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Hollywood Game Night, New Girl, Grandfathered, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Grinder, The Flash, iZombie, The Expanse, Pitch Slapped, Teen Wolf, and The Shannara Chronicles.
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I’m so glad things are getting back to normal on Chicago Fire. Boden’s back and not under suspicion or dealing with a jackass above him, Severide is where he belongs, and Hermann is well and back at work. Speaking of Hermann… Last week, he testified against Freddie, and then he got a shock when Freddie’s father called and asked him to visit the prison to talk to him. When he did, I thought he was going to threaten Hermann, but instead, he basically said he’d been a horrible role model for Freddie when he was a boy, and what his son wanted more than anything was Hermann’s forgiveness, not to get out of a punishment, just because he wanted the forgiveness. He even cried. It was awesome. And then, Hermann decided that he would go to the judge and ask for a bit of leniency, because it was what they both needed. Freddie’s emotional response was great. Meanwhile, Casey found out that the shelter was closing so he did what he could to help, but even after his speech at the rally helped lead to $50,000 in donations, the shelter was still set to close. He confronted Alderman Becks, asking where the money had gone, but he (politely) got thrown out. And Dawson and Brett finally had a talk with Chili, who told them more about her sister, and they hoped it would help her change her recent behavior, but in the end, it hadn’t.
Those last two story lines are going to continue kicking tonight. Casey’s determined to help the tornado victims by pursuing the money angle, and Chili’s erratic behavior hasn’t changed yet. I’m interested to see what, if anything, is resolved tonight.
On tonight’s episode, “The Sky is Falling,” the firehouse is on high alert when mysterious threats begin to emerge throughout Chicago. Lt. Casey works diligently to investigate the missing money from the fundraiser for the victims of the recent tornado. Meanwhile, Jimmy agrees to represent the firehouse in the first annual “Battle of the Badges” boxing match against the 21st district police department, and Chili’s erratic behavior continues to be a major issue for Brett. Jon Seda, Brian Tee, Armand Schultz, and Liza Bennett guest star.
See if Casey can find the money or if Brett can get through to Chili tonight on NBC at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hollywood Game Night, Team Ninja Warrior, Grandfathered, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Med, Junk Food Flip, The Little Couple, Rattled, & The Shannara Chronicles.
I have enjoyed every single episode of Chicago Med so far, and I fall more in love with it every week. Last week we watched as an ex-convict who had been clean for 18 years suddenly stole a car and caused an accident. It didn’t make sense to Will, but he discovered the man had lung cancer, and he knew he needed treatment but he could get it in prison. He didn’t want to burden his family with it which was noble but not necessarily a good thing, because his wife didn’t understand why he would suddenly do this. The people that Walter hit were two young people on their first date who were both hanging on for dear life, but the doctors came through and saved them.
The big emotional moment for the show was the case with a teenage girl, Christy, who had been sick her whole life and was finally getting her bone-marrow transplant. Unfortunately, the hospital and the policy about buying organs came into play when the girl’s brother raised money to send the donor and their family on a vacation. It was considered buying an organ. Sharon was told not to give the marrow to Christy, but she went ahead and did it anyway because she couldn’t see her suffer simply for that reason. She was willing to take the fall for it but didn’t have to when the hospital decided it would be bad publicity if they fired a doctor for simply saving a teenage girl’s life.
On tonight’s episode, “Reunion,” Dr. Manning returns from maternity leave and helps treat a teen with a long history of medical issues. Dr. Choi attends to a former Navy shipmate with a potentially life-threatening ailment and goes above and beyond the scope of his duties to ensure he gets the proper treatment. Saudi Prince Faisal arrives at the hospital for a planned surgical procedure, but only from Dr. David Downey, the hot-shot surgeon who takes a shine to the work of Dr. Rhodes. Meanwhile, a budding romance between Sarah and hospital lab tech Joey (guest star Peter Mark Kendall) looks hopeful, but April might think otherwise.
To see how Dr. Manning handles being back at work, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.
I’ll also be watching Chicago Fire, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Chopped, The Shannara Chronicles and The Flash.