Back in 1994, the world was captivated with the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. The main suspect was OJ Simpson and immediately we were all glued to our televisions from the time he was named, to his infamous attempt to elude police in that white Bronco and ultimately his trial. Everyday people would tune into the trial, but what was happening behind the scenes? That is what American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson is going to show us every Tuesday at 10p on FX.
When I heard they were doing this, I didn’t want to relive that trial again. Especially with the cast that was attached to it. Then, I watched the first episode, I was blown away by how interesting it was and what a good job they were all doing retelling a story we all know. With each episode it gets better and delves more into the case. It shows a different side of what we know and it almost makes you want to watch the trial again. OK, maybe not that far, but you will get to see how ruthless the defense was and how the People screwed up over and over again.
Tonight’s episode starts off with Brown and Goldman’s bodies being discovered and cops investigating the scene. When they find out she was married to OJ Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr) they decided to break the news to him directly. Only thing, he isn’t home, but it appears that drops of his blood are all over the area. Now he is their number one suspect and they ask Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) how to handle it.
As she looks into his history, she thinks it is open and shut case. Meanwhile, OJ Simpson’s friend Rob Kardashian (David Schwimmer) convinces him to start building up his legal team and the first person they add is Robert Shapiro (John Travolta). When Clark decides they have enough to arrest him, they work out a deal for OJ to turn himself in. When the time comes, OJ flees with Al Cowlings (Malcolm-Jamal Warner). Next week’s episode is all about that infamous car chase that had the whole nation tuning in.
As we know, OJ is eventually arrested and now it is time for both sides to build their cases and their legal teams. The defense adds Johnny Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) and the People add Chris Darden (Sterling K. Brown). Over the next few weeks, you will see both sides have internal and external problems with the case. Some we knew about, some we didn’t. It is because of those we didn’ts that this miniseries will keep us glued to our television set just like we were over 20 years ago.
There is so much that American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson gets right, there’s the pacing, the story, the emotions, the acting and the wanting to know what happens next even though we know. It is just a different take of something we already know and making the unknown elements really interesting and intriguing.
The true stars of the series are Travolta, Vance and Brown who steal every scene they are in. If you are expecting another one of Ryan Murphy productions, you will be disappointed. This is television at its best and not his normal best. Somehow Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski found a way to rein him in and give us a 10 episode event that truly is an event.
Many of us lived through the OJ trial when it happened, and thought we would never have to live through it again. That was until FX announced that teamed up with Ryan Murphy to do a star studded TV mini-series about the trial of the 20th Century.
As much as I say I won’t watch American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson starting on February 2nd, I will be watching. I know you will be suffering with me. Even though that trailer makes it look so bad.
Tonight at 10p, The League begins its final season (Does it really have to end?) on FXX and they have nothing to lose.
The wackiest and wildest fantasy football league (Kate Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jon Lajoie, Stephen Rannazissi and Paul Scheer) are together again and tonight they are going to help the big leagues pick their teams in their draft.
As exciting as that is, the big thing about this season is a surprising twist. One you don’t see coming. One that was put into motion during the first episode. I can’t tell you anymore, but I will tell you it is something that is going to bring many many laughs to this already hysterical show.
Tune in to find out what it is, I promise you will love it almost as much as when your team wins the Super Bowl.
The Strain is back on FX tonight at 10p and it is actually scarier than it was last season.
The episode take place shortly after the season finale and we get to find what if any damage the gang has done to the Master.
The Master might be down, but he is not out and he is making his army of Vampires stronger. The German (Richard Sammel) and newly healed Billionaire Eldritch Palmer (Jonathan Hyde) are helping him accomplish that. Only thing is both of them think they are the Master’s #2, but who holds that title?
Then there is Abraham (David Bradley) and he is still fighting the fight. While he is fightinh, we will learn more about his backstory. We find out how he got that cane, the history of it and how old he really is.
Finally, there is Eph (Corey Stoll) and Nora (MÃa Maestro) and they are working to find a cure or vaccine in a Staten Island lab. Will they be able to find one before it is too late.
Besides all of that there will be Vampires and there will be sex! Just not who you think will be doing it.
When I was kid, I loved Vampire movies and TV shows, but in recent years they have become overexposed. That is until The Strain and I love my blood suckers all over again. If you love a good scary tale, then you are going to want to take a bite out of The Strain every Sunday at 10p.
Baby Daddy is back on ABC Family tonight at 8:30p and Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) is wondering if there is something going on between his brother and his girlfriend.
Ben is so convinced that there is something up between Riley (Chelsea Kane) and Danny (Derek Theler), that he will do everything in his power to find out. But his curiosity might kill his relationship with the first woman he has ever loved. Will he go too far? Does Riley have feelings for Danny? Will Danny get on that plane and go to France? And what trouble will Bonnie (Melissa Peterman) get into now? All I will tell you is a lot for the last question, but what else is new?
Then at 10p, switch over to FXX for the return of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The gang attempt to break Wade Boggs record of drinking over 60 beers on a cross country flight and then hit a home run at Dodgers stadium the next day. Just try to picture Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), Charlie (Charlie Day) and Frank (Danny DeVito) on a plane, drinking beer after beer after beer as Mac (Rob McElhenney) is the referees. If you are a fan of the show, then you think you know how it goes and your wrong. It is even worse than you can imagine because when two of them get eliminated, they try to join the Mile High Club. That is why we love them. No matter how many seasons this show goes on for, it is still as bad as ever. Which means it still brilliant beyond words can describe.
The League is back on FXX tonight at 10p and someone is going to die. And be prepared to laugh at that person’s death and then feel really guilty about it. Or at least pretend you feel guilty about it.
That’s right our favorite Fantasy Football League is going to lose a member to death and the surviving members will attend his funeral. Let’s just say just when you think that they can’t do anything worse there than what they just did, they will top themselves time and time again.
Even though tonight is the show’s sixth season premiere, they are just as awful as they have always been. So I am happy that they haven’t lost their touch or their sick humor after all of this time. So tune in for a good laugh, or is bad laugh? Either way you will be laughing!
Tonight’s episode of The Strain on FX at 10p is the best one yet, and they have all been really good.
Eph (Corey Stoll), The Jew (David Bradley), Nora (MÃa Maestro) and Jim (Sean Astin) have figured out how to kill the Vampires at night and that way is UV lights. Where to find them? They go to a medical supplies store, but they have already closed. Since this is dire times, they break in. While they are there, they run into The Exterminator (Kevin Durand). He has the same idea as them and he’s already taken all of the UV lights. After some negotiation, he decides to give them six.
When they are done, they decide to stock up on some food at a gas station. Sadly, for them the Vampires have shown up and they are there for them. Now the five of them along with the Hacker are going to try to get out of there alive. Not all of them will. That’s right, someone will die in this real nail biter of an episode.
So tune in for the most exciting show of the summer tonight at 10p. If you’ve never seen an episode, you can catch old episodes on OnDemand and the FX Now app.
Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer are doing a sitcom together called Partners, so you know the comedy that debuts at 9p tonight on FX is going to be a riot. And you would be correct!
Allen Braddock (Grammer) is the type of lawyer, we all hate but we want to represent us. His father has just fired him the firm and a judge assigned him several pro bono cases as a punishment. The judge also instructs him to watch the next case, where a do-good lawyer is representing himself in a divorce case against his wife. Marcus Jackson’s (Lawrence) wife is about to take him for everything; and the judge doesn’t want that to happen to him so she gives him an extension. Braddock offers to help him out and reluctantly he agrees. What Braddock uncovers will save Jackson’s case and definitely not his marriage. It was also lead to partnership of two very different people whose only bond is their dislike of each other.
Yet somehow they will make it work. Especially in the episode that airs at 9:30p, where they will get married. To find out why they become Mr & Mr, you will have just have to tune in for this very funny episode that will have you saying they didn’t just do that and hell to the no while you laugh so hard you will cry.
Partners is fun comedy that will make you laugh a lot and what else do you need on a Monday night.
Russ (Nat Faxon) and Lina (Judy Greer) have been Married for a while, and after 3 kids they are getting bored with each other. So tonight at 10p on FX, she tells him to have an affair to get it out of his system. Which is easier said than done. Each week, he will try to get it out of his system as she tries to ignore what’s happening. And yet through it all, they makes things work in their redefined marriage.
Then at 10:30p on FX we meet a couple who meets at a wedding on You’re The Worst. Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) is thrown out of his ex-girlfriend’s wedding when he tells her what he thinks of her. While he is outside taking a drag, he meets Gretchen (Aya Cash) who’s the bride’s sister’s friend. The two of them go back to his place and have sex. Even though they both say they don’t want a relationship they keep meeting up for sex. Hey couples have started out in stranger ways, right?
Over at USA at 9p, we meet Rush. You know the USA show Royal Pains, well in ways this show is the opposite. Hank goes to help people who need help and it’s all on the up and up. Well, Rush (Tom Ellis) helps people who have something to hide. Like people who have been shot in suspicious ways or celebrities beat up their lovers. Even though Rush says you shouldn’t get involved emotionally, he still does. How will that effect him? We will have to tune in.
Then at 10p on USA it is time for a married couple who don’t get Satisfaction with each other. Neil (Matt Passmore) works a lot and doesn’t have time for his wife, Grace (Stephanie Szostak). One day when she meets a gigolo, she winds up having sex with him. Neil finds his phone after catching them and winds up keeping it. When the mobile rings, he picks it up. On the other line is a woman who is going through the same thing as his wife. So he goes and meets her and the two of them have sex. He realizes he can make money doing this, so he starts doing it as a side job. It’s all fun and games until he recognizes the number on the phone that’s calling him. How will his wife and him make this work? We shall see.