Impeachment: American Crime Story (2021)


“[to Leslie] You know what I’ve always thought? You’re about as sharp as a marble. ” – Linda Tripp

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Jan 2022)

Brief Synopsis – After a civil servant befriends an intern in the White House, she learns of the President’s secret affair and must decide what to do with this information.

My Take on it – This is a miniseries that has been hyped for quite a while and as comprehensive as it feels, something constantly feels off the whole way through.

The story is told well and they manage to give the viewer a look at lots of things that go on behind the scenes at the highest level of government.

The fact that Monica Lewinsky herself is one of the producers of this story gives the impression that at least she believes that everything shown here is based on her truth in the matter.

The cats is great and they all seem to do a great job personifying the real people they are portraying from Clive Owen as the President to Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp.

The story brings up many issues about the fine line between private and public information, yet at the same time, it also deals with the question of whether an affair can compromise the entire upper echelon of government.

I expected something even greater here and the fact that it fell a bit short of my expectations ruined certain parts of the story for me.

There are far too many parts of the story that feel too much like a soap opera and that hurts the integrity of the story throughout.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Filming for this season was delayed significantly when actress and executive producer Sarah Paulson fell and broke her wrist. Sarah Paulson has stated that she believes the ghost of Linda Tripp is what had caused her to ‘trip up the stairs’. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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