Black Summer: Season 1 (2019)


Critic Consensus: Black Summer has enough undead carnage and a sinewy pace to please zombie fans, but the series suffers from scant characterization and doesn't add much storytelling meat to the genre's gnawed-on bone.


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Air date: Apr 11, 2019
Air date: Apr 11, 2019
Air date: Apr 11, 2019
Air date: Apr 11, 2019
Air date: Apr 11, 2019
Air date: Apr 11, 2019
Air date: Apr 11, 2019
Air date: Apr 11, 2019

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In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.


Jaime King
as Rose
Christine Lee
as Kyungson

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Critic Reviews for Black Summer Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

A bleak, dull affair that mistakes camera movement for narrative energy and has about as much life as the walking dead.

Apr 10, 2019 | Full Review…

If you're a fan of the zombie subgenre, Black Summer should be right in your wheelhouse. It's a bleak, fast-paced action drama heavy on the action and light on the personal drama.

Apr 22, 2019 | Full Review…

It's just straight-up, kick-you-in-the-mouth zombie horror, and it is metal AF.

Apr 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The stiff acting in Black Summer is also a broad issue throughout the series, accentuated by the bad scripting and ineffective plotting.

Apr 16, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Netflix's Black Summer is a bare-bones zombie survival story that makes you feel like you're in the chaos and carnage.

Apr 15, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

What sets Black Summer apart from the rest, however, is its emphasis on action while other shows spend most of their time with round table discussions and debating ethics in the face of zombie armageddon.

Apr 15, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

We're on the fence about Black Summer, because it's so well done. But it just feels like we've seen all this before, and there's plenty of other stuff to watch.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It's great if all you're looking for some mildly riveting jump scares and the tension we've come to expect from the zombie genre, but if it's in-depth storytelling you want, this doesn't make the cut.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Black Summer succeeds in delivering a relentlessly paced zombie drama that never stays in one place long enough for things to get stale.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Although far from being the best of the genre, Black Summer is the zombie apocalypse series I've most enjoyed since the first season of The Walking Dead. [Full review in Spanish]

Apr 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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