The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Created by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Starring Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown and David Schwimmer. Screening on Netflix and available on DVD/Blu-ray.
After seeing this 10-episode season win a swathe of Emmys and then two Golden Globes, it rocketed straight to the top of my must-watch list – and it did not disappoint. Feeding into my hazy memory of those headlines as they happened in the mid-90s, this compellingly crafted production colours in the details as addictively as they unfurled two decades ago. This is, of course, the very true story of arguably the most famous celebrity criminal case in history, a story which played out across the TV networks of America and the world. With an outstanding performance from Sarah Paulson anchoring this drama, you’ll be glued to your screen from the get-go. I know I was.