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American Crime Story
American Crime Story

Status

Returning Series

Episode Runtime

[58, 66, 44]

Spoken Languages

English | 

In Production

Yes

Total Seasons

3

Total Episodes

25

Production Countries

United States of America | 

Status

Returning Series

Type

Scripted

American Crime Story  2016-02-02

  Crime /  Drama / 

  L'affaire O.J. simpson - American Crime Story /  美国罪案故事 /  סיפור פשע אמריקאי: הרצח של ורסצ'ה /  סיפור פשע אמריקאי: אמריקה נגד או. ג'יי. סימפסון /  American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson /  The Assassination of Gianni Versace /  The People v. O.J. Simpson /  American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace /  The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story /  The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story /  The People v OJ Simpson /  Impeachment: American Crime Story /  The People vs. O.J. Simpson /  Studio 54: American Crime Story / 

An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminal investigations.



Stephen Campbell
Stephen Campbell 2021-06-23T15:58:20.304Z
 8.0/10

**_Thoughts on 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace'_** > _There has been so much written and said about the murder, and thousands of suppositions, but not a trace of reality._ - Antonio D'Amico; ""My life was torn in two when Gianni was shot": Versace's lover breaks silence" (Angela Giuffrida); _The Observer_ (July 30, 2017) Telling the story of the murder of Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramírez) at the hands of Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss), what's especially interesting about this season of American Crime Story is the narrative structure. The opening scene of the first episode sees the murder, and the show then goes backwards, with each episode set earlier than the previous one, an achronological structure that unifies form and content; this isn't about a murder, it's about how Cunanan became a serial killer. Within this, the show deals with two interrelated issues; 1) the concept that one must work hard to be successful, and 2) the desire to be remembered. Cunanan is obsessed with the second, but unwilling to acknowledge the first, despite his conviction of his own greatness. His attitude is nicely critiqued by Versace himself ("_Life isn't about convincing people you can do great things. It's about doing them_"), and the last shot masterfully encapsulates much of Cunanan's deepest existential fears. For all that, however, the season is good, but not great. The last two episodes are far and away the strongest, especially Jon Jon Briones's appearance as Modesto, Cunanan's detestable father, but, overall, it isn't a patch on _The People v. O.J. Simpson_.