The Best Of 1995: TELEVISION


1 THE O.J. SIMPSON TRIAL: Granted there were moments--days, weeks--of soporific testimony and inscrutable deconstruction. But Simpson's double-murder trial made for irresistible television. It gave us great characters: Kato Kaelin, Rosa Lopez and all those posturing lawyers. It provided a law-school primer on courtroom tactics (and, more often, courtroom theatrics). And with the opening of the envelope that contained the verdict, it delivered the single most suspenseful moment in television history.

2 MURDER ONE PILOT (ABC) The story line later grew convoluted and the diversionary subplots tiresome, but the first episode of Steven Bochco's serial drama piqued flawlessly. A murdered teenager;...

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