Snowfall: Season 1 (2017)

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Season 1
Snowfall

Critics Consensus

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

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Critic Ratings: 63

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Episodes

Air date: Jul 5, 2017

South Central street entrepreneur Franklin Saint enters the cocaine game; disgruntled CIA officer Teddy McDonald teams up with a Contra soldier; luchador Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata makes inroads with a Mexican cartel family.

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Air date: Jul 12, 2017

Franklin struggles with the reality of his new enterprise; Teddy's distrust of Alejandro escalates; Gustavo confronts his new partners.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2017

Franklin enlists help to retrieve his stolen property; in the midst of a weapons deal, Teddy receives an unexpected visitor; Gustavo, Lucia and Pedro seek a fall guy.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2017

Franklin and Leon deal with the thief; Teddy goes to extreme measures to protect the CIA; Lucia and Gustavo connect in the aftermath of the previous night.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2017

Franklin's indecision causes issues at Jerome's 4th of July barbecue; Teddy and Alejandro become stranded; Lucia's family vets Gustavo.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2017

Franklin turns to Jerome for guidance, resulting in an unexpected encounter; Teddy contemplates a different future for his family; Gustavo and Lucia enlist business partners from Gustavo's past.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2017

Franklin, Leon and Kevin take a game-changing road trip; Teddy deals with a sin from Alejandro's past; Lucia makes Gustavo's partnership official, much to Pedro's dismay.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2017

Franklin's business ramps up, causing a rift in his inexperienced crew; Teddy pulls out all the stops to protect Alejandro; while visiting her dying father, Lucia has a realization.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2017

Franklin suffers the cost of his business; as Teddy's situation deteriorates, so does his mental state; Gustavo and Lucia struggle with how to proceed.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2017

Franklin solidifies his future; Teddy's hand is forced; Lucia decides between business and family.

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Cast & Crew

Damson Idris
Franklin Saint

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Sergio Peris-Mencheta
Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata

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Carter Hudson
Teddy McDonald

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Emily Rios
Lucia Villanueva

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Eric Amadio
Creator
Thomas Schlamme
Executive Producer
Michael London
Executive Producer
Trevor Engelson
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Snowfall: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Snowfall: Season 1

  • Apr 08, 2021
    A very solid debut year for Snowfall, that doesn't necessarily differentiate itself from other period-set crime dramas, but delivers a steady stream of consistent quality. Looking at the genesis of the crack epidemic in the impoverished neighborhoods of Los Angelas, Snowfall's strongest card is its authenticity towards the era, and also in how it layers its story to show all factors involved with the drug's upsurge. It's ensemble casts and branching storylines definitely invite comparisons to The Wire, and while it might not be as seamless as David Simon's masterpiece, it juggles its plot threads well, and perhaps most commendably the series addresses the government's involvement with drug trafficking and doesn't pull its punches! Smart casting choices, brutal violence, and strong writing make Snowfall a series well worth the investment, especially for crime-fiction fans, and it certainly has even greater potential for future years.
  • Mar 18, 2021
    John Singleton's best since Boyz n The Hood, might be better. Great acting (Teddy and the CIA just take it to a whole nother level), insane story based on alleged real events about the CIA's covert funding of rebel groups to fight leftists in South America, through the sale of cocaine to burgeoning gangs in Compton. Which some believe started the crack epidemic and escalated the gang wars in LA... amazing production, A+++!!
  • Mar 06, 2021
    The casting is lacking. The acting is mediocre almost comical at times... in a sad way. The characters are flat, single-faceted. And the storyline is cliche. Couldn't tolerate watching past season 1.
  • Jan 19, 2021
    You have to pay attention. Moves a little slow but don't miss anything! Each episode in this season is imperative. It's the setup.
  • Jun 04, 2020
    The details & accuracy of this show set back in time every detail on point it was truly phenomenal
  • May 20, 2020
    I think that snowfall is pretty good but it is very obvious where it draws its influences from. It sometimes feels like a shit 'the wire' with elements of many other crime shows such as 'Breaking Bad' etc. In certain episodes events are straight up just left out and it relies on exposition to explain the scenario (the plane crash for example). However, the finale kinda saves it as it very deftly and neatly ties together all of the characters and it has made me more excited to watch the next season than I initially was
  • Feb 21, 2020
    The great acting and unique storytelling style sets "Snowfall" apart from a lot of other shows.
  • Oct 28, 2019
    Great series, explains the "Iran-Contra" angle and how our Government was involved...
  • Sep 14, 2019
    Great tv show I get excited every time
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Love this show!!!! Always on the edge of my seat.

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