Even if you take the events portrayed in Impeachment: American Crime Story with a gigantic grain of salt, Bill and Hillary Clinton should still be cancelled.
To be honest, the producers were honest from us since the beginning by announcing Monica Lewinsky as a producer on the show. However, Impeachment can’t seem to decide whether it’s unearthing the humanity of a presidential scandal or indulging the mythology of its media circus, but Beanie Feldstein (playing Monica Lewinsky) and Sarah Paulson‘s (playing Linda Tripp) performances ring true amid all the noise.
Let’s get straight to the point, Sarah Paulson deserves an Emmy or two for her portrayal of the infamous Linda Tripp. From the physical transformation to the demeanor and walk, I didn’t even recognize Paulson until someone mentioned it on Twitter.
Saying that, the show boasts a handful of amazing cast and portrayed character from that era. Paula Jones’ (Annaleigh Ashford) story is heartbreaking and Ashford takes it a notch up. Margo Martindale as Lucianne Goldberg was creepy to say the least, and in a good way.
Considering that I remember most of the true events of that era, I really enjoyed the show. However, I’m not sure about the portrayal of the Clintons as two cold hearted psychos, and especially Clive Owen‘s Bill Clinton. If I were to believe the show, Clinton (Bill) should be in jail way before the affair of Lewinsky.
Should you watch it?
Maybe. If you’re a fan of series based on true events, this show is for you. As a bonus, you’ll get to see the horror Monica Lewinsky went thru through her own lens. However, that’s also my issue with the show. It’s clearly a one sided story.