Tuesday night’s penultimate episode of American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson saw the titular case coming to a head in court. To viewers fuzzy on the actual trial, many of the scenes seemed straight out of Ryan Murphy’s camp playbook: showstopping outbursts, a judge’s confession, dramatic invocations of the Fifth Amendment. This must be a soaped-up version of the proceedings, right?
Not so much. In the video above, we put the original courtroom scenes next to the American Crime Story version, and found they actually mirror each other to a spooky degree. If it weren’t for the video quality and camera angles, it’s sometimes hard to tell them apart at all.
Read more in Slate:
- Jeffrey Toobin on American Crime Story and How the O.J. Trial Would Play Today
- David Schwimmer Is Giving an Inspired Performance as Robert Kardashian
- Marcia Clark on Losing Control of the O.J. Trial—and Why We Misunderstood Her
- The People v. O.J. Simpson Feels as Urgent Today as the Trial Did in 1995