‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ review: Show depicts the saga between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky but it feels like a dodge
Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp and Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky in "Impeachment: American Crime Story." - Tina Thorpe/TNS

Four years ago, Ryan Murphy optioned the rights to Jeffrey Toobin’s nonfiction book, “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President.” I’m not sure how anyone can come to the resulting television series, FX’s “Impeachment: American Crime Story” — which is about (among other things) a powerful man taking his penis out in the workplace — without stopping to note how something it is (gross? ironic? expected?) that Murphy initially intended to base the show on a book written by ... a powerful man who exposed his penis in the workplace, as Toobin did last ...