TV: The Assassination of Gianni Versace – American Crime Story

Premiered: January 17, 2018

On: FX

Starring: Darren Criss, Édgar Ramírez, Ricky Martin, Penélope Cruz, Judith Light, Aimee Mann, Finn Wittrock, Joanna P. Adler, Joe Adler, Annaleigh Ashford, Jon Jon Briones, Will Chase, Giovanni Cirfiera, Mike Farrell, Jay R. Ferguson, Cody Fern, Max Greenfield, Sophie von Haselberg, Edouard Holdener, Christine Horn, John Lacy, Cathy Moriarty, Michael Nouri, Dascha Polanco, Terry Sweeney & José Zúñiga

In this second season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series, the events leading up to the murder of fashion icon Gianni Versace are explored.

Over a three-month period in the late 1990s, Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) murdered at least five people, ending with Gianni Versace (Édgar Ramrírez) outside of his mansion in Miami.

One of the most interesting parts of this season is the timeline in which the story is told. It starts at the Versace murder and works its way back in reverse chronological order to show you what led Cunanan to his murder spree.

Murphy-favorite Criss leads the ensemble cast in a career-defining performance. He is frighteningly believable and fits the racial profile being half-Filipino. All the acclaim he’s gotten is deserved.

Final say: One of the best TV seasons of 2018. ★★★★★

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