Okay, I’ve given you a day to catch up on your Game of Thrones episode from Sunday night. The premiere episode titled ‘The Red Woman’ was one of the most powerful season openers the show has ever done. Some of our cliffhangers were answered right off the top (Sansa and Theon), and some were explained further (Khaleesi and the witty Khalasar)

So instead of writing up a full recap, because the one EW has is pretty freakin’ awesome – you can check out our Recap Rewind weekly podcast.I’ll be uploading them every Sunday night so be sure to check back here after the episode!

LEMONADE: Beyonce What’s It Mean?

Well it’s been a long two days waiting to get my hands on Beyoncé’s exclusive, only available on Tidal and/or HBO (not HBO Canada) exclusive visual album. Did I mention it was exclusive?  Finding out on Saturday night that my HBO Canada subscription wouldn’t include Bey’s LEMONADE visual album. Um, I’m sorry what? I pay for a service and I can’t even watch what I’m paying for? Well let’s just say I didn’t pay for the version I got to see, so I’ll leave it at that. However you guys end up watching it, just watch it, it’s amazing. But HBO Canada I’m really disappointed in your service.

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Anyways, let’s get into this visual album bey bey, because I have to say it was more beautiful than I could ever imagine. What did I imagine LEMONADE was going to be? I thought it might be a documentary- Bey did drop an HBO documentary a few years ago so I was hoping for another one. Some people assumed it was going to be a music video, but I expected it to be longer than a 4-6 minute video, and it wouldn’t make senese for HBO to just premiere a music video. It had to be big.

And it is big, it’s big in a different way. I don’t think the music on this album will be bangers, I don’t think the songs are t-shirt worthy, it’s not like ‘baby boy you stay on my mind’ it’s more like ‘baby boy I will cut you if you cheat on me again’. So it has a lot of anger, it has a lot of pain, it has a lot of introspective poems that tie the tracks together.

Right off the top I loved the poetry, and I was really impressed by Beyoncé’s narrations until I found out that the poems were actually written by a Somali-British poet named Warsan Shire.

Beyonce’s music flows fluidly with Shire’s poems, and there’s a real transformation from the beginning to the end. She’s angry at first, she feels betrayed, and then by the end she feels resurrected, reborn. At first you’re all excited because it sounds like she’s letting you into her personal business with Jay. But as you keep listening she’s really singing about how all of us deal with pain, betrayal, love, happiness. It’s the process of healing yourself, trying to make the lemonade from the lemon.

Here are some of my favourite quotes:

“I don’t know when love became elusive.  All I know is no one I know has seen it….”

“I tried to change, closed my mouth more, tried to be softer, prettier, less awake. Fasted for 60 days, wore white, abstained from mirrors, abstained from sex, slowly did not speak another word… I grew thickened skin on my feet I bathed in bleach and plugged my menses with pages from the holy book, but still inside me, coiled deep, was the need to know… are you cheating on me?”

“So what are you going to say at my funeral now that you’ve killed me? Here lies the body of the love of my life whose heart I broke without a gun to my head. Here lies the mother of my children both loving and dead. Rest in peace my true love who I took for granted. Most bomb p*ssy.

“You remind me of my father, A magician. Able to exist in two places at once. In the tradition of men in my blood, you come home at 3am and lie to me. What are you hiding…

And then a little more optimistic Bey…

“Ten times out of nine, I know you’re lying. But nine times outta ten, I know you’re trying / So I’m trying to be fair. And you’re trying to be there and to care”

“My grandma said nothing real can be threatened. True love brought salvation back into me. With every tear came redemption. And my torture became my remedy.”

And the real meaning behind LEMONADE:

“Take 1 pint of water, add a half pound of sugar, the juice of 8 lemons, the zest of half a lemon, pour the water from one jug into the other several times.  Strain through a thin napkin.  Grandmother, the alchemist.  You spun gold out of this hard life.  Conjured beauty from the things left behind. Found healing where it did not live.  Discovered the antidote in your own kitchen.   Broke the curse with your own two hands.  You passed the instructions down to your own daughter.  Then she passed it down to her daughter.”

What did you guys think of the movie and the music?

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Beyonce’s LEMONADE: WATCH

My entire week will be consumed with Game of Thrones excitement, but obviously Bey wants to steal some of that attention with her very suspicious teaser for an unknown project.

Queen Bey dropped a teaser for something that’s going to air this Saturday April 23rd on HBO. We have no idea what it is, the teaser looks to be a bunch of music video images put together. The theme looks very much like the ‘Formation’ video, so maybe it has ties to that?

What do you guys think?

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The Walking Dead Season Finale: What Went Down?

If you haven’t seen the season finale episode of The Walking Dead, don’t worry this recap contains no spoilers – simply because there is nothing to spoil.

Every year AMC goes hard with the lead up to TWD finale and this year was no different. Every article, every interview, every preview was amping us up for something horrific, something that would change the entire series FOREVER.

Well, that didn’t happen, so here’s what did:

The season finale was 90 minutes long, and you can imagine that I was counting down the minutes to see who would be the first character to die.

Carol and Morgan

Carol has a run in with a group of many Saviours, things get a little hostile when they shoot at Carol’s car. She has to put on the tricks and begs for mercy. While they laugh at her, she pulls up the gun in her sleeve and lights them up killing most of them.There’s one straggler that isn’t dead yet, and he manages to stab her before she can get away.A few minutes later, we see the man in the truck who was shot in the shoulder, but he seems to be on Carol’s tail, following her through the entire episode. Morgan and Rick roll up a few minutes later and check out the scene. They follow Carol’s tracks so it’s basically this cat and mouse chase through the episode until Rick and Morgan have to split up. Morgan wants to keep looking for her and Rick knows he needs to get back.

Morgan keeps pushing forward, but the man slowly chasing Carol catches up to her and shoots her down. He’s basically about to kill her, he’s already put one bullet into her arm and knee. He stands over her, but obviously Morgan catches up, and with the gun that Rick handed to him earlier, shoots the man a couple of times. And so there, Morgan’s entire inner struggle comes full circle. Thankfully, it looks like Carol will make it, two good looking men on horses ride up and offer to help Carol (Morgan let this man live just moments before).

Rick and The Crew

Maggie is having some pregnany issues and she needs a doctor asap.Rick and the crew (Carl, Abe, Sasha, Maggie, Eugene and Aaron) pack up the trailer to head to the hilltop to visit the doctor.

(Side note: They’ve had all this time to prepare for Maggie and the baby, why couldn’t anyone start to or attempt to learn more about child birth and it’s complications.Or better yet, how about you don’t send out the only doctor you have on random missions! They have the medication, they have a good set up to be able to take care of her. Instead they pack up the trailer and leave Alexandria even when they know Negan is watching, AND half the crew is missing? Like it didn’t make any sense.

Even having half the crew leave with Daryl was so stupid. So random and so stupid, when you should be preparing, you guys are just off doing random ass missions because Daryl ‘needed some air’. They all made really stupid decisions this season, and I feel like our characters should be a little more savvy with the world they live in at this point. )

Anyways, they soon realize that all the roads leading to the hilltop are blocked by Negan and his crew. The first two roads were blocked by parked cars and armed Saviours, and so the crew back up the truck and try to find another route. They get to a road that has a bunch of zombies chained together but wearing the clothes from Michonne, Glenn, etc. They get shot at from a far, and have enough time to make it back to the trailer to find another road. Now that other road is blocked with a bunch of tree logs and someone sets it on fire, and Rick’s running back to the trailer once more. It starts to get dark now and Eugene has a somewhat great idea. He decides he’s going to drive the van but have everyone else run through the woods. The idea seems smart at first, but obviously there’s 10 minutes left in the episode and sh** still needs to hit the fan. As they’re running through the woods, a bunch of lights come on and there’s an overly dragged out shot of all the Saviours standing around with weapons and angry faces.

At this point you just want the episode to end, it’s been almost 90 minutes and not much has happened in this highly anticipated finale that was SO disturbing some actors on the show didn’t even want to show up for work.

So anyways, Rick’s crew is on their knees, and then we see Negan walking out of his trailer like he’s Queen Cersei. Did anyone else notice that? I totally imagined seeing him on this sick ass motorcycle looking all grungy and scary, instead I see this really handsome man in hipster clothing stepping out of a damn trailer as if he’s royalty. And also, his bat didn’t even look that scary. I remember seeing a picture of it in the comics and it’s this huge thick baseball bat with barbed wire wrapped around and blood dripping from it. It was the cleanest baseball bat with a little bit of wire around it.

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ANYWAYS, if you can take all that seriously, Negan had the longest monologue ever. It wasn’t even that it was long, he just kept repeating himself. He kept reminding us that someone had to go, someone had to be punished, and then would say ‘but he doesn’t want to kill anyone because he needs everyone to work for him’, and then bla bla but I still need to kill someone.  And then with like a minute left he starts playing ‘eenie minee mo’, wow so original, so funny, Negan you’re so funny! And he lands on the person and the screen goes black, blood drips down the screen, and all you hear is the bat bashing into whoever it is – because we don’t get to see who the person is.

And that’s it. Super disappointing season finale. I really don’t know who it is that we’re going to lose next season, I don’t really care who it is at this point, I think the disappointment of that season finale trumps everything else.

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Vinyl: If You’re Not Watching It’s Not Too Late

Never did I imagine I’d be interested in a show about rock and roll and vinyl records, but give me Bobby Cannavale in bell bottoms and I am down like a clown.

Now that we’ve seen two episodes (HBO has already renewed it for a second season) I can say overall that I’m really digging this world right now. There’s obviously a dream team of players behind the production of Vinyl. You have Martin Scorcese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter who did Boardwalk Empire, you’ve got a slew of top notch directors, and of course a star studded cast. So fine, there’s a lot of money that’s gone into this show but that’s never a guarantee.

The Story

vinyl-bobbyIt’s some time in the 70s and Bobby Cannavale aka Richie Finestra is in his car on the side of some road trying to buy coke. He looks like a bum at first but then you realize the car he’s sitting in, it has a phone, his clothes are pretty spiffy, okay he looks like someone who’s made some moolah. So you’re wondering why’s he in this car trying to score some coke? Well, you’ll find out in the next two hours that Richie is the owner of a record label called American Century. The season premiere episode was a an hour and fourty minutes long! That’s crazy, and also some moments really did feel that long. But I will say they did pull through in the end, meaning it all came full circle and left me wanting more of the world.

Olivia Wilde plays Richie’s wife, Ray Romano plays Richie’s business partner and Mick Jagger’s son plays a young Mick Jagger.

The Music

Like I said, I’m not a huge rock and roll fan so I couldn’t tell you if a song is a song, or a song being played by someone else. A few people have commented that the show didn’t buy all the rights to the songs they play, which is understandable but surprising because this is an HBO show. So if the music is your only draw to the show you might be a little disappointed when you hear someone else doing a cover of your favorite song. But really, don’t think too much about it. Just sit back, and enjoy the ride!

So, if you’re looking for a new show to watch, I’m saying get on HBO’s Vinyl even if you’re not a rock and roll fan. And even if you don’t want to watch it, don’t worry Game of Thrones is just around the corner.

The People V. OJ: A Brentwood Hello

If you’re wondering what it’s like to be grinded on by O.J Simpson and Ross Gellar Robert Kardashian at the same time, just watch the first 30 seconds of this week’s American Crime Story. Like really, how friggin’ creepy was that shot? More importantly, why wasn’t Kris Jenner in da club?

Let’s get right into the episode, because everyone was a little off this week, and nobody does a little off better than Connie Britton in a Ryan Murphy show.

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Faye Resnick (Connie Britton)

If you don’t know who Faye Resnick is, it’s because you’re a good person and could care less about the 90s. Faye Resnick was Nicole’s best friend, or ‘best friend’ because I feel like any friendship in that Hollywood circle deserves air quotes. In the midst of her ‘best friend’ being stabbed to death, she decides to write a ‘tell-all’ book about her friendship with Nicole, so that women all around the world can put a stop to domestic violence. Fine girl do your thing. Most of the episode has Connie conversing with her ghost writers about things Nicole told her in privacy, but again ‘privacy’ could use air quotes as well. After the book was published, Faye did a publicized interview with Larry King, so the episode recreates that interview, and basically this is all important information because it’s effecting the trial and the process of jury selection. Also, according to Faye, Nicole had this thing, called a ‘Brentwood Hello’. I’m gonna let you watch the rest of the episode to figure out what that was.

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Bob Shapiro came crumbling down in this episode when his lead attorney position is replaced by newly acquired attorney Johnny Cochran. One of the best scenes of the season is when Johnny and Robert are discussing the case with O.J and the timeline of that night and how it looks like he couldn’t have killed her. O.J is all excited, like ‘yeah I totally didn’t even kill her though’ and then Bob Shapiro storms in, and before anyone could even say anything he’s like we need to make a plea deal, call it manslaughter, and basically spews an entire story (which kind’ve sounds like what really went down). And Robert and Johnny are just sitting there like WTF?, and that was probably the end for Bob Shapiro. But John Travolta has done an AMAZING job playing him.

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Is playing a larger role as the season progresses. Johnny and whoever Nathan Lane is supposed to be seem to be the only ones that are brave enough to stand up to Shapiro. So just seeing the dynamic between Cochran and Shapiro is really entertaining. There are way too many cooks in the kitchen, and that’s exactly what Marcia was talking about.

Marcia Clark

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Is still our heroine and how funny is she with her drawer of liquor? They’re obviously trying to make us feel some type of way about her, because she was so hated in the media, it’s like they really want us to see who she really was. And I think Sarah Paulson is doing a badass job with this role. Hello side eye at the end? How awesome? But honestly, the only moment of this season where I was like oh girl bad move, is when they’re choosing the jury and Marcia’s all like’ I believe in the world, I believe in these people, they will make the right decision’ well guess what girl, they didn’t. And so you can see her desperate need to believe in the system and the people is just going to fu** her in the end. Also, the focus groups rated her a four compared to the defense side that scored no less than eight. They wanted her to change out of her power suits into a more feminine look, they wanted her to change her hair, they wanted her to smile more. It’s like hello? Who’s the one on trial here?

Robert Kardashian

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The best part of the episode happens in the final 30 seconds with both sides entering the court room and Above the Law’s Superman is offering the biggest slice of irony. But that’s not even the shocker. The biggest shocker is the new addition to the prosecution team that catches the attention of Johnny Cochran and O.J Simpson. This warrants the greatest side eye/wink of all time.

Don’t miss an all new episode of American Crime Story: The People Vs O.J Simpson next week Tuesday on FX.

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The People V. O.J: I Literally Can’t Even

“I literally did not realize he was a lawyer” and “You can’t put the genie back in the bottle” were just some of the great lines from this week’s episode of American Crime Story: The People V. O.J Simpson. I honestly can’t tell if the show is getting better by the episodes or am I getting used to the amount of cheesy expositional writing that is happening right now.

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This episode was all about the dream team convincing Johnny Cochran to get on board with the O.J case. “Behind every good man is a great woman” (I’m surprised they didn’t use this line in the episode) But seriously, it only took 30 seconds for Johnny’s wife to basically convince him to take the O.J case. And then they called him up and O.J put on a great performance so obviously he couldn’t say no.

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Robert Kardashian

Let’s not forget that it is Father’s Day in our American Crime Story world. And like any other Kardashian episode (let’s be real this is basically a Kardashian spin off at this point) the gang, including Robert Jr head to the most popular joint in Beverly Hills. Dressed up in their Sunday best, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob start turning up because they just cut the line at La Scala’s and their new dad is Bruce Jenner. While dad Robert is spewing ironic Gandi-esque lines to his children, baby Khloe wonders what she’s even doing there, and if her dad might be O.J (via Robert/Bruce + Caitlin). Also, monotone Kourtney points out that O.J is her godfather. Let’s all remember that people, because that little tid bit of information is sure to be monumental later on. If that last bit wasn’t sarcastic enough for you, La Scala’s is also serving up a big plate of irony in the words of the late Robert Kardashian. Here are some of the great pieces of advice he imparts onto his children. “We are Kardashians and being a loyal friend is more important than being famous” (Um Paris Hilton would have to disagree) “Fame is fleeting, it’s hollow, it means nothing without a virtuous heart” (Robert Jr could probably agree with his father on that)

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But wait, things get better in a few minutes. Also, if you’re wondering why we aren’t talking about the actual O.J case, it’s because it’s hidden under 500 layers of Kardashian dialogue. Don’t think we forgot about Kris Jenner. Girl can’t have her kids all over the episode without showing her face. And I have to say, Selma Blair, you’ve been MIA for 10 years but you came back with the best role ever. I’m still serving sarcasm here. Robert shows up in a hot pink salmon golf shirt, and his ex-wife greets him at the door. I’m sorry, does everyone in Beverly Hills/Calabasas wear a power suit with dangling pearls around the house? What am  I saying, it’s Kris Jenner slash Selma Blair, duh. Kris Jenner delivers the most ironic line of the night, telling Robert that O.J probably killed Nicole, Robert reminding Kris he’s the uncle/Godfather of monotone Kourtney, and Kris replies “He’s a fake uncle, everything about him is pretend” Girl, bye.

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Sarah Paulson has to be my favourite character right now. Her performance is the best, which isn’t saying much because everyone else sucks. She’s obviously the only one with a brain at the DA’s office, seems like everyone else is so sure they’re going to win the case, and Marcia’s over there in her office smoking on a cig reminding everyone she’s a woman and she has insight like nobody else! Duh! But seriously, she puts in work and is totally shell shocked when she realizes O.J’s lawyers are going to make the case all about race. Slowly her evidence, like Nicole’s 911 call gets released to the media, making it inadmissible in court. Are you all still following? Is this intriguing at all? Are you currently googling – kris jenner power suit where to find?. If you are, I don’t blame you. Sarah Paulson delivers the final line of the episode, when she reads the morning paper that headlines Johnny Cochran joining O.J’s legal team. “Motherfucker” she blurts out right before putting out her cigarette.

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The biggest slime ball of all. He basically initiates the entire ‘race case’ theme by writing an article in The New Yorker.

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Cuba Gooding Jr appeared towards the end of the episode, and delivered a pretty crazy performance of admitting his innocence to Johnny.

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The People V. OJ: What’s Wrong With The Show

Let me just say it here, the last thing I ever wanted was to write a post on all the things wrong with FX’s The People v. OJ Simpson. It’s a show produced by my favorite writer/director Ryan Murphy, so obviously, I had high hopes for this series. Also, it has a cast filled with top notch celebrities (okay maybe not top notch) but it’s a show with a high production value.

But now, the time has come for me to be brutally honest. We’re two episodes in and I’m not entirely impressed. I’m not giving up, it’s still early and the car chase ended last night so I feel like now we’re moving in a different direction.

Here’s what’s wrong with this show:

I want to break this down into characters because I think that’s what this season is all about. But before that, let’s just talk about the writing real quick. I find it really weak when shows rely on expositional writing to explain things to the audience. This was a highly publicized and documented case, there is enough information out there for fans to educate themselves. We don’t need the information thrown at us, all that does is create really cheesy and limited dialogue.

Cuba Gooding Jr: Is probably confusing me the most right now. I don’t know if I like his acting or if I hate it. I don’t know if the real O.J was that over the top crazy (most likely he was) but it just makes it harder to understand how accurate Cuba’s performance is. There are moments where I’m like okay this shot is on him way too long, and he’s screaming way too loud, is he over acting? Or is it just that he doesn’t have enough lines in the script so they just need a super long extreme close up shot of him? Still, we’ve only seen him in this crazed suicidal state, so I’m excited to get further into the season and see a different more manipulative side of him. But still, what are your thoughts?

David Schwimmer: Don’t get me wrong I really love him but he cannot, and shouldn’t have played the role of Robert Kardashian. His face, it’s just not made for serious acting. Also his voice – he sounds like Ross!!. Also his constant connection to the Kardashian children. WTF was that cut scene during his press conference to the living room with his kids watching him on television screaming “daddy, daddy!” Like was that really necessary? And where was Kris Jenner?? Do the Kardashians secretly have a producing credit? So, so many burning questions. There was an article by Rolling Stone last night that pointed out Robert wasn’t the one who convinced O.J to get out of the car. So for them to use Robert as the one that does it in the show makes me wonder there’s someone behind this all that really wants to make Robert look like the hero. Not to say he wasn’t, it just seems like they are going to greater lengths to flush out his character and his ‘heroic’ demeanor.

Sarah Paulson: They are pushing real hard to make us appreciate that Sarah Paulson’s role as Marcia Clark was a no-joke badass biatch. In the midst of the entire O.j car chase, she seems like the only level headed person in the department, while her boss is sketching out because he isn’t going to be mayor anymore.

John Travolta: Eyebrows on fleek. All I can say is John Travolta is coming through with this performance. And I’m sure there’s a lot of truth to this performance, but it’s clear that Robert Shapiro was more of a lawyer than a friend to O.J. The moments where Kardashian is torn and hurting because O.J was is his real friend, Shapiro steps up and has to make the decisions that ultimately help them later on in the case. So as much as he’s the asshole-y lawyer, John T plays him perfectly. And that’s all I can say about that.

Johnny Cochran: So we haven’t seen Johnny involved with the two Roberts yet, he’s more on the outside observing and deciding if he’s going to take the case. Johnny’s decision to represent O.J obviously comes down to how he felt the DA’s office was treating people of colour. We’ve seen snippets of his character, but I’m excited to see more of his techniques and what made him a great lawyer during the actual case.

The 405 Freeway:  Came through the hardest this episode with its epic aerial shots, wide shots, close up shots, pedestrians on bridges shot, the freeway did a lot this episode. And I’m pointing this out because it took Murphy and the production team over a year to get permits to film the car scene. Let that sh** sink in. There were some great shots in there, but the craziest one was seeing the highway completely empty, with the Bronco and police cruisers chasing him down.

I also felt like I was forcing myself to get through the entire episode, and whether that means the pacing of the episodes is super slow, or losing interest is easy because we know how this is all going to end, whichever it is, Ryan Murphy needs to pick this ish up.

What did you guys think of the episode?

 

Beyonce: New Music Video

What happened after Nawlin’s? Beyonce performed at last night’s Superbowl half time show but her new music video for ‘Formation’ lasted longer than the performance!

This has to be one of my favorite music videos from Bey, the message, the look, and the music all come together to remind us that Queen B is still buzzin’.

American Crime Story: People v. O.J

Last night FX premiered the highly anticipated The People V. O.J Simpson season executive produced by American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy. Overall, it was good, but let’s get into the bloody details. And also let me know what you guys think in the comments below.

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The Backdrop

So obviously, the O.J Simpson trial is still considered the ‘trial of the century’ because it revolved around a Heisman trophy winner / football hero turned celebrity, it all went down in in Hollywood, and it involved a pretty epic car chase. I guess my question is, why this case? There’s been several books, films, and shows about all aspects of this story, why do we need another one? Other than the fact that it was highly publicized, why are we watching this? After watching last night’s premiere, I realized it’s not really about answering that question. The real clincher is, how and why did this happen the way it did? If he was guilty, how did he get away with it? And everything, it seems, or how everything unfolded in this case, was a clear reflection of the events that happened in Los Angeles in 1992.

That’s how they set up the show, and I’ve just finished Straight Outta Compton (yes I know I’m late to the game) but the movie takes place around the same time, so I’m really getting my fair share of the L.A riot media footage. Also, in light of all the murder mysteries this year. From Netflix’s Making a Murderer to HBO’s The Jinx, there’s clearly an intrigue with cases with a not so ‘black and white’ ending (no pun intended on the colours black and white).

The Characters

Cuba Gooding Jr as O.J  – Let’s start with the man of the hour, O.J is played by Cuba Gooding JR., and I don’t really know much about O.J but reading all the tweets from last night, a lot of people were saying he did a great job mastering O.J’s ‘walk’…whatever it looks like. He also mastered psychotic ex-husband really well, so there’s that. I was definitely over Cuba’s screaming tantrums by the end of it, but I get it, they’re staying true to all aspects of this story.

David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian – Is it just me or did it feel like David Schwimmer was playing Ross Gellar playing Robert Kardashian? He was wearing the same neurotic worry face he had on as Ross, and I don’t know if Robert was that person. I’ve only ever read about Robert Kardashian through Kris’ ‘mem-wah’ and it sounded like he was a really confident and in charge lawyer? But I could be wrong, or we just don’t see that side of Robert come through until the trial actually begins. So overall, no I didn’t like David Schwimmer. But I’ll give it some time.

Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark – Curls on curls on curls. I love Sarah Paulson, and I’m super excited to see her in the rest of this season because she’s definitely going to play a huge role throughout the trial. I feel bad for the choice in hair she has, but something tells me she’s going to be nominated for a whole slew of awards next season. So it might be worth it.

John Travolta as Robert Shapiro– What do you want me to say? His face literally looks like it’s melting off in the LA heat and his eyebrows look like furry caterpillars glued onto his face. But I guess he does a good job playing Robert Shapiro? I don’t know it’s John freakin’ Travolta.

Selma Blair and Connie Britton as Kris Jenner and Faye Resnick– Let me just group these two girls together because that’s how we see them for the first time at Nicole’s funeral. Selma is playing the ex-wife of Robert Kardashian aka Kris Jenner, and Connie is playing Nicole’s close friend Faye Resnick. I’d like to note here that the real Faye Resnick is now playing a larger role than normal on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. For…wait for it…her having written a book on being Nicole Brown’s best friend. Coincidence? Andy Cohen and Ryan Murphy timing this out perfectly? I wouldn’t put it past them.

Connie is back with Murphy, seriously I thought he shunned her from his shows after her crappy performance in American Horror Story season one. Connie looks like a bad ass b**** who excels in her very obvious, very expositional dialogue. Telling Kris when Robert walks into the funeral, ‘there’s your ex’. Um, yeah Faye, we know this since we just saw Kris yelling at her three adolescent daughters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe. I guess she’s pointing out that they are no longer a couple, I wonder if Bruce will play a role in this season? (this last part was a joke btw)

Let me just say here, I don’t want this entire season to be full of Kardashian sister references, I don’t want my Twitter feed from the night’s episode to be all about Kris and her ability to be a mother. We did it last night, let’s get it out of our systems and move on. They are not the centre of this story, no matter how much we’d like that to be the case. (pun intended)

I might’ve left out some other key characters, but we’ll get to them once we dive further into the season. Whether O.J was guilty or not, Ryan Murphy is guilty of being one of the best television directors out there and the style and feel has for this show is going to separate it from anything else out there. So yeah, make sure you make some time to watch the premiere. And comment below if you want to join the discussion.

American Crime Story: The People V. O.J Simpson airs on FX at 10pm.