Impeachment: American Crime Story is back with a brand new episode this week after a stupendous previous episode. The quality of the show continues to elevate week to week as the story reaches its peak. This episode was no exception, as it provided yet another hour of riveting television. How did it accomplish this? Let’s find out!
In this episode, titled “The Assassination of Monica Lewinsky”, the world learns about the affair that shook the nation. Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein) proceeds then to becomes the most famous woman in America. With a self-referential title to its previous seasons, the episode succeeds in capturing the audience from the get go. What Impeachment: American Crime Story has done this season that it hadn’t had the chance to do in previous iterations is show the human sensibility from a “normal” perspective. It is doing so in great fashion and is the greatest tool in its ever evolving arsenal.
Previous seasons have featured central figures that people really can’t relate too. If you can relate to OJ Simpson and Andrew Cunanan, good for you. But that isn’t the case for the vast majority of the audience. Here, we have a young woman who was simply in love. She confided in a friend she trusted because that’s what humans do. It all went south and there she stood, as America’s laughing stock. She was bullied, petrified, and absolutely mocked when in reality, that should have NOT been the case.
The episode, along with the power tandem of Feldstein and Paulson, do a fantastic job in putting viewers in their characters shoes throughout the duration of the episode. Even though one may never truly feel as they did at the time, the show puts viewers as close as they can to the situation. It’s quite inspiring to see how far Lewinsky has come in her life after this, seeing how she is an anti-bullying advocate now and such an inspiring figure.
This episode of Impeachment: American Crime Story also features the introduction of a character that has been eagerly awaited throughout the series. Hillary Clinton finally sees some significant screen time and Edie Falco is great in her limited role. You can’t help but to be fixated by her presence on screen. The set up has worked so war, now it comes down to the execution down the wire in the final weeks of the series.
Overall, the seventh episode of Impeachment: American Crime Story continues the weekly trend of improving upon the last episode. The way this episode evoked the empathy card worked wonders for the execution of the story. Juggernaut performances by Feldstein and Paulson yet again make this another fantastic entry into the third season. With the introduction of Hillary into the fold officially, the next episodes promise a riveting conclusion.
New episodes of Impeachment: American Crime Story premiere Tuesdays at 10pm/9c on FX.
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