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Review of "Snowfall" 7/15/17 by
Airs Wednesdays 10pm on FX
This is one of the best shows I've seen that's set in the
past. It takes place in the early 80's when the crack
epidemic was getting started in L.A. They do a very good job
of capturing the styles and hair of the era. Also, the story
is very good, and the actors are great. It's not my kind of
show, but I found it intriguing. I generally don't like
shows about drug dealers, criminals, mafia, or gangs, but
the characters on this show are interesting, and the story
really draws you in.
The show was created by three
men, including John Singleton. The only deficiency is that
it's mostly shown from a male perspective. This is a very
minor complaint, though. I think anyone would enjoy it.
Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and its name is
crack. Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the
infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate
radical impact on the culture as we know it.
The story follows numerous characters on a violent
collision course, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris),
young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo “El
Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a Mexican wrestler
caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy
McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative running from a
dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the
Nicaraguan Contras; and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the
self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.
Snowfall is created by John Singleton & Eric
Amadio and Dave Andron and Executive Produced by Singleton,
Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Amadio, Michael London and Trevor
Engelson. Andron will serve as showrunner.
Snowfall premieres July 5th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on
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