Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
YouTube screenshot

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‚ÄĒinarguably 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.

For more of black Twitter, check out The Chatterati on The Root and follow The Chatterati on Twitter.


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.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.