7. Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, currently airing
Clearly inspired by the success of The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, in September, NBC launched a Law Order true crime spinoff called Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Unlike Law Order but like American Crime Story, Law Order True Crime tells one story over the course of a full season, in this case the trial of Joseph and Erik Menendez, who in 1996 were convicted of killing their parents.
It’s hard not to compare the show to The People v. OJ Simpson, as they both tell the true story of a high-profile trial that took place in the mid-1990s and revolved around a murder committed in a wealthy area in California. The Menendez Murders has not earned quite the same level of critical acclaim as The People v. OJ Simpson, but critics have praised the performance of Edie Falco, who plays the Menendez brothers’ defense attorney.
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