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Low Winter Sun: Season 1 (2013)

Seasons:

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 6/10
Reviews Counted: 30
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 17

Critics Consensus: Mark Strong makes for a compelling lead, but Low Winter Sun is too serious for its own good, sagging under the weight of its bleak, brooding tone.

35%
Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 20
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 13

Critics Consensus: Mark Strong makes for a compelling lead, but Low Winter Sun is too serious for its own good, sagging under the weight of its bleak, brooding tone.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 2.6/5
User Ratings: 10

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Season Info

Police officers Frank Agnew and Joe Geddes murder Joe's former partner and after internal affairs get called in and Agnew gets put in charge of finding the killer, the pair do all that they can to keep the truth hidden.

Network:
AMC
Premiere Date:
Aug 11, 2013

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Episodes

1
Air date: Aug 11, 2013

Detectives Frank Agnew and Joe Geddes murder a fellow Detroit police officer in the opener of this crime drama based on a British miniseries. As internal affairs investigates the case, crime lord Damon Callis and his wife Maya discuss future plans.

2
Air date: Aug 18, 2013

A police search of McCann's house turns up evidence that could alter the case; Geddes becomes the focal point of Det. Boyd's investigation; and Maya and Damon are forced to reevaluate their plans.

3
Air date: Aug 25, 2013

Frank and Geddes work to cover up evidence in McCann's murder; Damon's crew prepares for the Blind Pig opening.

4
Air date: Sep 1, 2013

Frank obsesses over finding Katia, whlle Geddes fears that her return will ruin him.

5
Air date: Sep 8, 2013

The DPD's investigation intensifies when a low-level murder is linked to McCann. Damon has to pay the cost of his ambitions. -- (C) AMC

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Critic Reviews for Low Winter Sun: Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (17)

It gets too caught up trying to be a Very Serious Television Drama, rather than an intriguing story told well.

Full Review… | August 18, 2014
PopMatters

Sadly, Low Winter Sun lacks the lean snap of classic noir.

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
TheWrap

It's a swaggering, snarling mess so rife with clichés that one has to believe the majority of them are intentional.

Full Review… | September 16, 2013
Grantland

The ensemble is well-cast and believable, but most impressive is London-born leading man Strong, who's reprising the role he played in the original series, this time swapping his character's Scottish accent for an American one.

Full Review… | September 6, 2013
Common Sense Media

For those looking for yet another quality show for their Sunday nights, "Low Winter Sun" soars high.

Full Review… | September 6, 2013
Boston Herald

Low Winter Sun's cast is top-notch all the way around, especially the actors playing the detective partners-in-crimes. Lennie James.

Full Review… | September 3, 2013
Miami Herald

Low Winter Sun is a good show with the potential to grow into a very good show.

Full Review… | September 3, 2013
New York Daily News

If any further evidence were needed that the rugged, anti-heroic white-dude drama is played out, AMC's latest could be Exhibit A.

Full Review… | September 3, 2013
New York Magazine/Vulture

The crime and the characters it involves are compelling, and viewers will be hooked early.

Full Review… | August 30, 2013
Media Life

It's a fascinating visual ride. But without heroes worth rooting for or a victim worth avenging, the rubble heaps of an imploded metropolis can only do so much heavy lifting.

Full Review… | August 30, 2013
Kansas City Star

The performances really are good, almost good enough to make the hokey dialogue believable, but not quite good enough to make Low Winter Sun a must-see.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle

What elevates Low Winter Sun into the category of must-see-if-you-care-about-quality-TV-drama are its vision and sensibility, largely articulated through its depiction of Detroit.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
Baltimore Sun

AMC should have another hit on it's character driven hands.

Full Review… | August 12, 2013
TV Fanatic

For the moment, all that is brimming here is the evidence of an ill-advised faith in the drawing power of depressive police dramas.

Full Review… | August 12, 2013
Wall Street Journal

Based on a British series, Sun is yet another entrant in what appears to be some cable death match to see which service can offer the dreariest hour. It's too early to declare a winner, but this drama certainly keeps AMC in the race.

Full Review… | August 12, 2013
USA Today

Low Winter Sun does feel so far like a missed, or at least not-yet-realized, opportunity.

Full Review… | August 12, 2013
TIME Magazine

Low Winter Sun is just the latest quality drama to disappoint by capturing the surface of shows like The Shield or Breaking Bad but missing the exquisitely hewn souls that make those shows tick.

Full Review… | August 12, 2013

For fans of complicated, gritty drama, it's worth keeping an eye on.

Full Review… | August 12, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The performances are terrific and Dickerson shoots the Detroit locations in a fashion that captures both the beauty of the architecture and the absolute bleakness of the setting.

Full Review… | August 12, 2013

It is delivering, yes, a pretentious speech about morality by way of introducing itself, one that sounds self-aware, but is just nonsense.

Full Review… | August 9, 2013
Slate

Low Winter Sun too often lingers on Detroit's colorless evil more than its spirited righteousness, resulting in an overwhelmingly bleak narrative that feels as cold and lifeless as a corpse.

Full Review… | August 9, 2013
Slant Magazine

Low Winter Sun is so clotted with bleak cityscapes, shadowy interiors and brooding portent that the narrative sags under the weight of all that mood-setting.

Full Review… | August 9, 2013
New York Times

It comes off as a straining, overly serious wannabe.

Full Review… | August 9, 2013
Boston Globe

Low on initial appeal and likewise short on originality, it's a bleak 'n' grim undertaking that just doesn't seem built for the long haul.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Uncle Barky

The drama, which is an adaptation of a U.K. series of the same name, tries way too hard to be a Serious Cable Drama. The strain almost turns it into a parody of the genre.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Huffington Post

Low Winter Sun makes you want to watch for the potential, but a little more sun (or dark humor) to offset the This Is Serious tone would go a long way in encouraging that potential to be realized.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Hollywood Reporter

Terrifically hard to love, but some superb performances indicate that at least it's worth the effort to try.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Newsday

The series merits a look, certainly, but the first two episodes mostly live down to the title -- throwing off limited heat, and even less light.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Variety

The pacing of the first two episodes could be better, but English actors Mark Strong and Lennie James deliver spot-on performances.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times

Veteran actor Mark Strong is absolutely riveting.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer

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