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For our final post, we are going to return to an article from two weeks ago. Tho

For our final post, we are going to return to an article from two weeks ago.
Thompson (“How ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producers Made the Switch from Film to Anthology TV) quotes the director of American Crime Story as saying “We found that what makes an interesting ‘American Crime Story’ is one that America is guilty of . . . When we find our own culpability as a country and a culture, those stories inspire us to dig deep, provided we have characters strong enough to carry us through.” The suggestion here is that the successful True Crime drama perhaps reflects our own sense of potential guilt: “our own culpability as a country and a culture.”
We are also going to return to our Introductory activity from just a mere 5 weeks ago! McCarthy, in “12 Reasons We Love True Crime, According to the Experts opens in new window” started us off with 12 reasons for why we love True Crime (listed very briefly below):
1. Because it’s normal; 2. Because evil fascinates us; 3. Because of the 24/7 news cycle; 4. Because we can’t look away; 5. Because it helps us feel prepared; 6. Because there might be an evolutionary benefit; 7. Because we’re glad we’re not the victim; 8. Because we’re glad we’re not the perpetrator; 9. Because it gives us an adrenaline rush; 10. Because we’re trying to solve the mystery; 11. Because we like to be scared; 12. Because the storytelling is good.
For Post #5: Consider the idea that we are attracted to components in a crime that reflect “our own culpability as a country and a culture.”
First, tell us how you see the concept of “our own culpability as a country and a culture” at work in the popularity and success of When They See Us and Surviving R. Kelly.
Then, take a look at McCarthy’s “12 Reasons Why We Love True Crime.” Do you still agree with your answer from the Introductory activity? What has—or hasn’t changed—and why? Thompson also concludes that “people are obsessed with injustice . . . they’re interested in something that’s broken in the justice system.” Should #13 be “Because we want to address injustice on many levels?” What is your final explanation for the power and popularity of the True Crime genre?

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