The Beautiful Discomfort of John Ridley's American Crime

March 11, 2015 1:15 AM

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The Beautiful Discomfort of John Ridley's American Crime

When many of us reach for our television remotes, we also grab our cell phones, computers or iPads to connect to Twitter, Facebook or some other social media site to engage with millions around the world as we tune in to our favorite shows. Watching television while interacting on social media is the new normal. For many, this new form of engagement is wonderful. Yet I'm curious as to whether this constant stimulation, connection and interaction ever really allows us to "feel" what we are witnessing.

Enter Academy Award winner (12 Years a Slave) John Ridley's American Crime, a new ABC drama, which asks us to not just engage with others on social media, but to pause and engage with our hearts. Much of what we watch on television is a form of art, which has historically introduced us to many indiv...

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