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Tuesday’s TV highlights: ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ on NBC

SERIES

The Flash Another DC Comics character is introduced when Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team discover their recent streak of bad luck is the handiwork of Becky (guest star Sugar-Lyn Beard), a.k.a. Hazard. Also, Harry Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) returns to Earth-1 to deliver a message to Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale). 8 p.m. KTLA

The Middle Frankie (Patricia Heaton) finds out that a woman died in the Heck house nearly 50 years ago and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) is sure that it was a homicide. Much to Mike’s (Neil Flynn) dismay, they set out to find the killer in this new Halloween-themed episode of the family comedy. 8 p.m. ABC

Finding Your Roots Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) and author Janet Mock find their preconceptions about their families turned upside-down in this new episode of series hosted by Henry Louis Gates. 8 p.m. KOCE

Fresh Off the Boat While Louis (Randall Park) is

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TV Review: “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl Photo via IMDb.

On the heels of The People v. O.J. Simpson’s success, NBC is attempting to throw their hat into the ring with the exceptionally long-titled, Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.

Unfortunately, in this new “historical true crime” genre, The Menendez Murders pales in comparison. First of all, the Menendez case lacks much of the lingering public interest that the O.J. Simpson trial has. Second, The Menendez Murders feels cheap and thrown together. It is drowning in sea of bad wigs and lame writing.

The series is stretched out to the max at eight hour-long episodes,

Read more at: http://www.columbusunderground.com/tv-review-law-order-true-crime-the-menendez-murders-ms1

TV Review: “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders …

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl Photo via IMDb.

On the heels of The People v. O.J. Simpson’s success, NBC is attempting to throw their hat into the ring with the exceptionally long-titled, Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.

Unfortunately, in this new “historical true crime” genre, The Menendez Murders pales in comparison. First of all, the Menendez case lacks much of the lingering public interest that the O.J. Simpson trial has. Second, The Menendez Murders feels cheap and thrown together. It is drowning in sea of bad wigs and lame writing.

The series is stretched out to the max at eight hour-long episodes,

Read more at: http://www.columbusunderground.com/tv-review-law-order-true-crime-the-menendez-murders-ms1

‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ Fails To Break Out Of OJ’s Shadow

One of the surprise hits of 2016 was FX’s limited series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Despite depicting one of the biggest news stories of the 1990s, The People v. O.J. Simpson succeeded because it subverted some of the common narratives and stereotypes about the O.J. Simpson trial, and explored the social and racial issues around the case. Because television networks love to copy previous hits, it was no surprise when NBC announced that it was making its own limited series about a notable murder trial from the 1990s, Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Despite booking Edie Falco as its star, Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders does not even come close to reaching the level of The People v. O.J. Simpson (this review will focus on,

Read more at: https://abovethelaw.com/2017/10/law-order-true-crime-the-menendez-murders-fails-to-break-out-of-o-j-s-shadow/

‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ Fails To Break …

One of the surprise hits of 2016 was FX’s limited series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Despite depicting one of the biggest news stories of the 1990s, The People v. O.J. Simpson succeeded because it subverted some of the common narratives and stereotypes about the O.J. Simpson trial, and explored the social and racial issues around the case. Because television networks love to copy previous hits, it was no surprise when NBC announced that it was making its own limited series about a notable murder trial from the 1990s, Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Despite booking Edie Falco as its star, Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders does not even come close to reaching the level of The People v. O.J. Simpson (this review will focus on,

Read more at: https://abovethelaw.com/2017/10/law-order-true-crime-the-menendez-murders-fails-to-break-out-of-o-j-s-shadow/

9 True Crime Books Out This Year That Are Just As Addictive As ‘Law & Order’

October is officially the season of scary stories. Since there is nothing more terrifying that real life, these new true crime books should be at the top of your Halloween reading list.

It’s no secret Americans are fascinated with true crime. Between 95 and 105 million people stopped what they were doing to watch the O.J. Simpson verdict unfold on live TV. Sarah Koenig’s popular true crime podcast “Serial” reached over 39 million American listeners during its first season. In the television world, entertainment providers like Netflix are finding both commercial success and critical acclaim with documentary series like Making a Murderer and The Keepers. Even the long-running fictional procedural Law Order, which has been known to dabble in “ripped from the headlines” plots, is jumping head-first into true crime with

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‘Law & Order True Crime’ Season 1, Episode 4: There’s the Rub

John Conte (Raphael Sbarge), another in a long line of experts brought in to analyze the boys, has a term for that: “idealizing his abuser.”

A new narrative begins to develop, and the motive begins to sharpen: Both boys tell their respective shrinks and social workers that they were afraid José would kill them. “Dad always threatened that — that he could kill us and get a new family,” Lyle says. It seems like a stretch, but the experts on-hand agree that victims of abuse, even two athletic young men, often have an exaggerated physical fear of their abusers. Any traces of doubt on Leslie’s team are erased when one of Leslie’s investigators, Cindy Erdelyi (Rya Kihlstedt), uncovers sexually explicit photos of Erik and Lyle in the family home, taken when they were young children.

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/arts/television/law-order-true-crime-menedez-murders-recap-season-1-episode-4.html

‘Law & Order True Crime’ Season 1, Episode 4: There’s the Rub …

John Conte (Raphael Sbarge), another in a long line of experts brought in to analyze the boys, has a term for that: “idealizing his abuser.”

A new narrative begins to develop, and the motive begins to sharpen: Both boys tell their respective shrinks and social workers that they were afraid José would kill them. “Dad always threatened that — that he could kill us and get a new family,” Lyle says. It seems like a stretch, but the experts on-hand agree that victims of abuse, even two athletic young men, often have an exaggerated physical fear of their abusers. Any traces of doubt on Leslie’s team are erased when one of Leslie’s investigators, Cindy Erdelyi (Rya Kihlstedt), uncovers sexually explicit photos of Erik and Lyle in the family home, taken when they were young children.

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/arts/television/law-order-true-crime-menedez-murders-recap-season-1-episode-4.html

‘Law & Order True Crime’ Star Heather Graham Talks Menendez Brothers’ ‘Dark’ Therapist (Video)

Heather Graham stars on “Law Order True Crime” as Judalon Smyth, the ex-girlfriend of the Menendez brothers’ therapist who went from key prosecution witness to testifying for the defense.

“It’s a really interesting case,” Graham said in an interview with TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “You find out so many interesting details,” including about abuse of Lyle and Erik Menendez the brothers say happened at the hands of their own parents.

Smyth testified in 1993 that she was “brainwashed” by her then-boyfriend Dr. L. Jerome Oziel (played on the show by “The Good Wife” alum Josh Charles) when she went to the police to inform them that she had overheard the brothers confess to killing their parents. She also said Oziel pressured the brothers to discuss the killings during recorded sessions, tapes which became part of the prosecution’s case.

Read more at: https://www.thewrap.com/law-order-true-crime-star-heather-graham-talks-menendez-brothers-dark-therapist-video/

Edie Falco (‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’): Will she make awards history thanks to NBC’s limited …

Edie Falco already has a place in the Emmy record books as the only woman to win lead actress trophies for both a comedy series (“Nurse Jackie”) and a drama series (“The Sopranos”). (Carroll O’Connor holds the title for men with his wins for “All in the Family” and “In the Heat of the Night.”) With her stellar performance in NBC’s limited series “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” she is now in place to increase her Emmy record title to being the first woman to win all three of the lead acting trophies: comedy, drama and limited series/movie.

Reviews have been strong for Falco in this “Law and Order” spinoff that takes a look back at two Beverly Hills brothers, Erik and Lyle Menendez, who murdered their parents back in the 1990s. Falco plays their lawyer Leslie Abramson who tried to get the brothers acquitted

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