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Just When We Thought We Were Out, Will Travolta Pull Us Back In?

By Cindy Davis | Industry | January 8, 2015 |

By Cindy Davis | Industry | January 8, 2015 |

Aaaagh! Ryan Murphy just keeps creating these things…and at first they seem brilliant, but then they devolve into a giant pan of scrambled eggthoughts; only the eggthoughts aren’t whisked together enough and we end up with a pan of runny, semi-mixed blobs of yolkthought and whitethought, and like this sentence, it all goes to hell. We walk away, saying, “Never again,” but like the mad genius he is, Murphy somehow ensnares (probably Scientology-related) us again. This time, he’s enticed John Travolta back to his first television series since the 1970s (yes, you read that correctly). How’re we supposed to resist that?

Murphy’s (and Brad Falchuk’s) AHS spinoff of sorts, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (this will be another self-rebooting series with different themes each season) already nabbed Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson and David Schwimmer as O.J., Marcia Clark, and Robert Kardashian Sr., respectively…a very mixed bag if ever we saw one. The question now: Is Travolta as Robert Shapiro a big enough gun to bring us in? Hair issues aside, the actor can be a powerful (and funny) force, and we know this is a compelling (though overdone in the media) story. It might be one we really just want to forget.


What say you; can Travolta pull you back in? Or are you just left (like me) wondering if he never heard of True Detective?

Cindy Davis, (Twitter)

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