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Snowfall: Season 1 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Snowfall struggles to create a compelling drama from its separate storylines, despite Singleton's accurate recreation of 1983 Los Angeles and a strong lead performance from Damson Idris.


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Drama series set against the early days of the crack-cocaine epidemic.


Damson Idris
as Franklin Saint
Sergio Peris-Mencheta
as Gustavo Zapata
Carter Hudson
as Teddy McDonald
Emily Rios
as Luica Villanueva

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The show is a rush and a joy to watch...

June 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Somewhere amid all the personalities and plot threads of Snowfall lies a compelling -- and even vital -- story.

July 5, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Doesn't so much remold the template for the drug-fueled drama as much as allow very well-drawn and well-performed characters to play within it.

July 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Snowfall will feel like too much work for some viewers. But those who stick with it will be rewarded with a drama that's both involving and important.

June 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

If anything, Snowfall is a series built on accuracy.

June 29, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Powering through all of them, which I did, yielded flash points of gripping storytelling en route to an extended season finale that mostly took predictable turns in setting up a planned Season 2.

July 10, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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