Fact really is stranger than fiction.
I was seven years old in 1995, so I don't remember the trial of the century, which never really bothered me or had any major impact on my life or work—until The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story premiered, and once again, the O. J. Simpson case has enraptured the country. Everyone seems to remember where they were during the trial's—for lack of a better phrase—biggest hits: The Verdict, The Bronco Chase, and The Glove. For me, The People v. O.J. Simpson has been my introduction to almost all of these moments. (Prime example of how little I knew about the case: I always assumed Simpson was alone and driving the Bronco until I watched episode two.)
But watching the March 15 episode, "The Conspiracy Theories," I was convinced the FX hit had finally over-dramatized a key part of the trial: Simpson trying on the gloves found at the crime scene and at Rockingham. Sure, I had heard Johnnie Cochran's infamous line—"If it doesn't fit, you must acquit"—but I had never actually watched footage of Simpson trying on the "murder gloves" during the trial. So watching Cuba Gooding Jr. recreate the scene during Tuesday's episode, I was nervous he was about to choke from how much scenery he was chewing on.