The writing and acting of the series is phenomenal in shading in the grey, and that's highlighted in Gooding's depiction of O.J. Many people will bring to the show whether they think he is guilty or innocent, and Gooding specifically doesn't play into either expectation. The People v. O.J. Simpson isn't out to slap a guilty verdict on him, but instead continue the public's fascination with true crime and failures in the judicial system, and from the start it excels at that. It only helps that it's innately watchable and addictive.