The People v. O. J. Simpson is now on Netflix!

I was eight years old during the O.J. Simpson trial. So I remember it, but I didn’t really know the  specifics or really cared at the time. When it popped up on my Netflix recommendations recently, I immediately dove in: “alright it’s been 22 years dammit, it’s time to learn the details of this thing.” I watched it with my IRL boyfriend and we were immediately hooked. We had our laptops open the entire series marathon: looking up details on the people involved, verifying quotes and going “are you KIDDING me” during the twists. I think the timing is right for a show like this: 90s nostalgia hasn’t gotten old yet, some people might need a reminder as to why the Kardashians are famous, Black Lives Matter is bringing up police brutality issues to the forefront again, and O.J. is ELLIGIBLE FOR PAROLE THIS YEAR. (Sidebar: Only a man who got away with murder could think he could get away with robbing a Las Vegas hotel). The casting and writing were both near perfect. Anyway I won’t ruin the ending for you! #watchit

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This week’s movies: May 18-25 and May 25 – June 1

Confession: All I watched these past two weeks was Orange is the New Black

 

Orange is the New Black

Netflix summary: From the creator of “Weeds” comes a heartbreaking and hilarious new series set in a women’s prison. Piper Chapman’s wild past comes back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.

★★★★★ Yes! What could be more entertaining than throwing a waspy, upper-middle class, blonde woman into a prison. She starts out pathetic and we watch her slowly evolve into the crazy person she already was…. A little glad I watched this series late so that I don’t have to wait too long to find out how the cliff hanger from season 1 ends. Season 2 premieres on June 6!