Two big series are playing this week on tv. They both look good and I have set my VCR.
Madoff -ABC Wednesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 4th
(This is a mini-series)
Starring Richard Dreyfuss as Bernie Madoff and Blythe Danner as wife Ruth, this series is supposedly based on the novel "The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth" by Brian Ross. Watch a preview here.
Reviews are good for this, focusing on the family and the fallout after his arrest. This story is also being told in an HBO movie down the road starring Robert DeNiro and Michele Pfeiffer.
The People v. O. J. Simpson: An American Crime Story
Premieres F/X Tuesday, February 2nd at 10 pm
(This is a new series with many episodes)
Directed by Glee's Ryan Murphy, this series details the horrific details of the O.J. Simpson trial and all the craziness that ensued. Based on the Jeffrey Toobin novel, "The Run of His Life, The People v. OJ Simpson". Watch the preview here.
How can you not watch this? It looks so good and apparently tells a lot of behind the scenes information that we don't know. David Schwimmer's silver streak is hilarious as Robert Kardashian.
Intrigued by these two crooks and their stories,