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American Crime Season 1 Episode 3 Review- TVOM

TVOM: The dour nature of American Crime‘s layered story requires a very difficult balancing act: skew too far towards the overt commentary, and scenes can become dull soapboxes to thud characters against. By the same token, if American Crime strays too far from its point, it could easily be lost in the schlock-y plot dramatics we typically expect from network television dramas not named Hannibal. “Episode One” struggled to find its footing with this, while “Episode Two” stood as a haunting example of how well these stories can illuminate each other: “Episode Three,” on the other hand, finds itself somewhere in the middle, unflinchingly honest in some moments, and in others, treating fragile stories and difficult ideas with no sense of subtlety at all.

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