Sun Records: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
Sun Records

Critics 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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Critic Ratings: 10

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User Ratings: 50
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Episodes

1
Air date: Feb 23, 2017
2
Air date: Mar 2, 2017
3
Air date: Mar 9, 2017
4
Air date: Mar 16, 2017
5
Air date: Mar 23, 2017
6
Air date: Mar 30, 2017
7
Air date: Apr 6, 2017
8
Air date: Apr 13, 2017

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Cast

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

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…
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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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Sun Records: Season 1

  • Mar 25, 2018
    True stories involving people you care about are the best, and this television series is great! drake milligan is fantastic as young elvis! I hope they produce a second season.
  • Apr 28, 2017
    It's fun to watch. I'm sure the accuracy of the plot is loose the show is entertaining. Everyone I convince to watch becomes a fan.
  • Apr 23, 2017
    Amazing show! Can't wait for a second season. The acting, the storyline, everything is great. Don't cancel the show!!
  • Apr 17, 2017
    My family and I really loved this series and are hoping for a season 2 and more than 8 episodes next time!
  • Apr 16, 2017
    Love the history and music and characters. The acting is great. Would love to see more if this story and how the characters progress in their careers.
  • Apr 14, 2017
    I live near Memphis. I grew up listening to all these artists. And I love Johnny cash and jerry lee. And I been to Elvis house. That being said these actors and show are doing great. I'm hooked. Can't wait for episode 9.
  • Apr 14, 2017
    The show is about the music not some over produced soundtrack like a Jeff Bridges movie just clean simple and authentic with amazing guitars as eye candy.
  • Apr 11, 2017
    Absolutely incredible show, a solid story that with great music in a time when music was real. The actors do very well at there part's, really hope it gets to tell it's whole story I can't wait to see more.
  • Mar 18, 2017
    In a day and age where we are bombarded with a bunch of CSI and medical type shows Sun Records is unique. It is a historical take with some fictional elements thrown in to make for an entertaining show. I hope we get many more seasons to come. I recommend anyone who wants to see something new or just wants to be entertained to check out this show. Is good for people of all ages. The show is about Sam Phillips the owner of Sun Records and the journey of the icons who would eventually find their way there.

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