Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
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Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
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The 10-episode series chronicling the "trial of the century" premiered Tuesday night on FX. 


And judging by people's reactions on social media, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story did not disappoint. The first episode refreshed the nation's collective memory about the trial's cast of characters, who played such a critical role in making the murder case a sensation. 


There was practically a consensus that Courtney B. Vance's portrayal of high-powered attorney Johnnie Cochran was phenomenal—inarguably the best performance thus far, and an accolade that he'll likely retain. 



People relived the "Is he guilty or not guilty?" chatter by dissecting Simpson's behavior every step of the way, starting from the minute he received a phone call from authorities that his ex-wife Nicole Simpson had been found dead.


Kudos to the entire staff for a great kickoff to their miniseries.


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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.

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