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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/5/16

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

amcrimestory45smallTonight, FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story comes to an end as the verdict is announced. Last week it was all about those racist audio tapes. A failed screenwriter had interviewed Mark Fuhrman for 13 hours about his police work, and in these tapes Fuhrman repeatedly drops the n-word while spewing every kind of racist remark and admitting to planting evidence to help incriminate non-white folks. Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey were desperate to get them into evidence so that the jury could hear them, and they used all kinds of questionable tactics to get a judge to approve this. They also took it to the streets to get the public to demand to hear the tapes. However, since the tapes included Fuhrman making derogatory remarks about Judge Ito’s wife, this put the whole case into question – should Ito recuse himself, or should there be a mistrial? (The prosecution really should have jumped at the chance of a mistrial, but I think at this point no one really liked the idea of starting all over again!) Ito ruled that only a tiny portion of the tapes could be played for the jury – the part that proved that Fuhrman had purgered himself on the stand when he said he didn’t use the n-word. And when Fuhrman took the stand, he just pleaded the fifth repeatedly, which didn’t do any wonders for the prosecution’s case.

Over the course of this series, the show has done an amazing job of bringing this case to life – it also brought back all those old feelings of frustration and annoyance toward how this whole circus of a trial played out. It’s easy to see the prominent role this case has played in shaping today’s celebrity-obsessed culture. Each week I get more and more frustrated with how Cochran is able to manipulate people and turn the whole case into a race thing, completely ignoring the fact that the trial is supposed to be about getting justice for the two people who were murdered. I’m both looking forward to and dreading tonight’s finale, but either way, I know it’s going to be fully entertaining to watch.

On tonight’s finale, “The Verdict,” the prosecution and defense make their closing statements; the jurors deliberate; and the verdict is given.

See the end play out tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Limitless, Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and iZombie.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/2/16

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

americancrimestory22smallTonight, 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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