A Guest Analysis of “Murder One” (1995)

Lady judge on Murder One, Season 1 Episode 1.

I’ve been watching this old show “Murder One” from 1995 on Hulu. I think it was conceived as a post-OJ thing–the whole season is the story of a celebrity on trial for murder. It’s kind of awesome! They did three whole episodes on jury selection which made my procedural nerd heart sing. Anyway (SPOILER) now the prosecution and the defense have discovered that two of the jurors, a man and a woman, are involved sexually. The jurors are in the judge’s chambers being chastised, and the female juror is all, “Don’t listen to her! She’s an old guard, doctrinaire, anti-femme feminist who thinks men and women have to be desexualized to be equal!”

And the judge says, “Young woman, the sacrifices some of us made who came before you is what allows you to come here today and insult a judge who is also a woman!” The dude kind of has no idea what is going on but I was completely dying. The jurors end up getting kicked off the jury and then in the next epissode there’s a snippet of a tv news program in the background of a scene and the anchor is saying, “The dismissed juror, a self-described ‘feminist,” will be posing for Playboy magazine.” It is 100% AWESOME. — Mikki Halpin

Looks like you can watch the whole series on Hulu!

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  1. Haha thanks for posting!

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