Sun Records: Season 1 (2017)


Critic Consensus: Sun Records accurately captures the era and excitement of the birth of rock n' roll, but its disparate storylines struggle to maintain a narrative rhythm.


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Air date: Feb 23, 2017
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Drake Milligan
as Elvis Presley
Kevin Fonteyne
as Johnny Cash
Chad Michael Murray
as Sam Phillips
Christian Lees
as Jerry Lee Lewis
Billy Gardell
as Colonel Tom Parker
Jonah Lees
as Jimmy Swaggart
Trevor Donovan
as Eddy Arnold
Keir O'Donnell
as Dewey Phillips
Jennifer Holland
as Becky Phillips
Kerry Holliday
as Ike Turner
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Critic Reviews for Sun Records Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

More soap opera than documentary, but there's still a whole lotta shakin' goin' on in this tale of the birth of rock and roll.

Feb 22, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

This period drama is more entertaining than authentic.

Mar 1, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Repetitious and clumsy as it lurches from one disparate subplot to another, Sun Records is such a slow burn it's kind of a fizzle.

Feb 23, 2017 | Full Review…

When it comes to Sun Records, the hook is there, but it can't sustain the beat.

Feb 23, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

While the marital infidelity subplot seems unnecessary, it seems like the series has a lot going for it.

Feb 23, 2017 | Full Review…

It's more a sampler of Early Scenes from Great Lives than a deep or driven narrative. That is also its strength, in a way - the more casual the material, the more naturally it plays. The more serious things get, the more the writing resorts to cliché.

Feb 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Thankfully, there's nothing stagy-looking about the production itself; Sun doesn't skimp on period detail and dusty, warm-toned atmosphere.

Feb 22, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Sun Records, the show, doesn't quite tap into the raw power of rock and roll - or blues, or rockabilly, or R&B.

Feb 21, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

With so many stories to tell, Sun Records loses focus.

Feb 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Sun Records is just too damn much fun to watch to get hung up in the details. The stories are magnetic, and so are the performances.

Mar 7, 2017 | Full Review…

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