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Review of "Law and Order: True Crime - The Menendez Brothers" 10/5/17 by Suzanne
Airs Tuesdays 10/9c on NBC.

I always enjoy the "Law and Order" shows, but this one seems to be copying FX's "American Crime Story" rather than following the usual Dick Wolf model. Instead of the O.J. Simpson case, this one is about the Menendez Brothers.

The acting and writing are solid. There is little mystery left to us about the crime, since we know what happens in the end. I guess if you're younger, you might not have been around for the case, so it will be a surprise in that sense. Still, it's compelling and worth watching.

The actors do a great job. I would keep watching if I had time, but I prefer to watch mostly superhero or scifi shows, aside for a few really outstanding shows, such as "Longmire," "Grantchester" or "Major Crimes."


Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Edie Falco (“The Sopranos,” “Nurse Jackie”), this new eight-episode true-crime installment of the powerhouse “Law & Order” franchise delivers a gripping  in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.
Rene Balcer will write and executive produce. Lesli Linka Glatter will direct and executive produce. Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney also executive produce. “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.
Please visit the official show site at
Twitter: @NBCTrueCrime
Hashtag: #MenendezMurders

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