I finally got around to watching the second season of FX’s true crime drama involving Andrew Cunanan and those he killed (Jeffrey Trail, David Madson, Lee Miglin, William Reese, and Gianni Versace). The first season involved O.J. Simpson and the two people he was charged with killing (Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman). The third season’s focus will be on conduct at the Memorial Medical Center, primarily Dr. Anna Pou and the decisions she made, during Hurricane Katrina. The release date has yet to be announced, but is based from Sheri Fink’s book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. If I had to pick which one I preferred between O.J. Simpson and Andrew Cunanan, it was the story about Versace and Cunanan. The main reason being I had less knowledge of who they were as people. The way this murder spree unfolded was loaded with blatant disregard for human life. It’s not that the O.J. Simpson story wasn’t tragic because it was on many levels too. Both had many moving parts involved, but the fact that Cunanan had the FBI and the various police departments seemingly two steps behind him says much to his ability to blend in well among the crowds. The two performances that stood out the most were Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark in the O.J. trial. The portrayals of both O.J. Simpson and Andrew Cunanan were done well, but Darren Criss’s performance as Cunanan was exceptional. Édgar Ramírez as Gianni Versace and Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace had great chemistry as brother and sister.
Quote from American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson by O.J. Simpson
“You got to get it on your own. Nobody can do it for you.”
Quote from American Crime Story by Andrew Cunanan
“A man with nothing to give is a nothing man.”