DistortedAudio t1_jcy96y9 wrote

They’re 2 massively different works.

The documentary on ESPN does a wonderful job of showing how famous OJ was and why people thought he was innocent. That line, “I’m not black, I’m OJ.” It’s a funny thing to think of now but back then, he was that famous. He was the black guy in some spaces. It kinda works as a descent into madness for OJ as a guy too honestly.

The show does a better job of dramatizing everything and showing the media landscape around the trial. Sterling K. Brown and Courtney B. Vance are terrific and somewhat underrated parts of the show as well.


DistortedAudio t1_irzmmsf wrote

Honestly, as a younger black guy from the city, there is 100% more pride in the city than when I was a kid. When I was a kid it felt like no one claimed the city, everyone I knew was talking about leaving the city that first chance they got. Nowadays it seems like people my age have a ton of pride in Baltimore and you see it online too. Dudes defend it with their lives nowadays and I fuck with it.

I’ll also say that it’s gotten to the point that I think dudes are maybe too hyphy about it. I’ve had friends from out of town talk about how defensive people from the city are about everything.