The first season of The People vs. OJ Simpson," captured the zeitgeist in a way few series do. (Seriously, if you stacked all the think pieces on top of one another, you could probably touch the moon.) Sadly, the follow-up, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace," didn't capture the same amount of attention -- but it was just as good.
If the first season of the show was a courtroom drama, this season was something of an erotic thriller. It began with Gianni Versace's untimely murder and cycled backwards, following both the designer (played winningly by Edgar Ramirez) and his killer, Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss). Murphy unflinchingly delves into the gay underworld where Cunanan frequented, and it's in that cultural and sexual specificity that the show became totally universal. Ultimately, this brilliant, bejeweled suspense piece was less a whodunit than a why-he-did-it.