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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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All Critics (55) | Top Critics (24)

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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It's not original in a way that's super revelatory, but it certainly looks amazing and tells a tale that's definitely worth an investment of time.

July 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Singleton can't quite get to the core of why these sympathetic and intelligent people would be so willing to risk everything for a business whose ugliest elements seem to horrify them.

July 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Well-produced and particularly well-acted newcomer with a lot of moving parts, potentially too many.

July 5, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

For a significant chunk of the first season there's no crack in evidence... What is Snowfall waiting for? Snow, already.

July 5, 2017 | 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…

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