Cheers & Jeers: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Edition




Cheers to John Travolta for raising his game — and eyebrows

In his first regular TV role since Welcome Back, Kotter, the A-lister gave us a Tuesday night fever every week with a colorful, creepy as hell turn as the Dream Team’s bushy-browed bigwig Robert Shapiro.

John Travolta in O.J. Simpson miniseries

Travolta as Shapiro

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Cheers to Courtney B. Vance for acquitting himself so perfectly as Johnnie Cochran

It takes a force of nature to top Seinfeld‘s spoofy Jackie Chiles take on the famed litigator, and Vance, one of this generation’s greatest actors, did it with such riveting intensity he could be charged with stealing the whole show.

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Cuba Gooding, Jr. as O.J. Simpson with Vance

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Cheers to the Sarah Paulson-Sterling K. Brown chemistry class

With these two sparking and sparring as Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden, the prosecution never took a rest from keeping us captivated. It’s nice to see the biggest losers from the trial of the century finally get some sort of win.

The People v. O.J. , Sarah-Paulson

Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown



Cheers to doing the jury some sort of justice

An entire episode focused on the sequestered Los Angelenos who were tasked with deciding Simpson’s fate gave viewers an idea of how it felt to basically be locked away for as long as an accused killer.

THE PEOPLE v. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY -- Pictured: (front) Cocoa Brown as Quen Bee/Juror. CR: Ray Mickshaw/FX

Cocoa Brown as Queen Bee



Jeers to the canonization of Robert Kardashian

We’re sure he was a lovely man, but there is no way anyone associated with this situation was as earnest, anti-fame and emotional as the Ross Geller with a law degree that we got from David Schwimmer.

Robert Kardashian, David Schwimmer

Robert Kardashian, David Schwimmer



Jeers to the Connie Britton shortage

Faye Resnick may have been only a small part of the big picture, but with the Nashville favorite bringing so much juice to her few scenes as the tell-all opportunist, we wish Resnick had stolen a bit more media attention back in the day just so we could have had more Britton.

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Even real Resnick seems to love Connie Britton as Faye Resnick



Jeers to those damn Isotoners!

The gloves didn’t fit because O.J. was stretching out his hand and was wearing latex gloves underneath them. Twenty-plus years later and this still blows our minds that nobody pointed this out!

Gooding stretches the truth

Gooding stretches the truth