Snowfall: Season 1

Snowfall: Season 1

Snowfall: Season 1

Crime series set in 1980s Los Angeles, the early days of America's racially-impacted crack cocaine epidemic, starring Damson Idris (Farming) as a drug-dealer whose growing business invites more money and even more trouble.

2017USA
CrimeDramaHistorical
EPISODE 1.1

Pilot

South Central street entreprenuer Franklin Saint takes a leap into the cocaine game. Disgruntled CIA officer Teddy McDonald allies with a Contra soldier. Luchador wrestler Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata makes inroads with a Mexican cartel... MORE family.

EPISODE 1.2

Make Them Birds Fly

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

EPISODE 1.3

Slow Hand

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.

EPISODE 1.4

Trauma

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.

EPISODE 1.5

seven-four

Franklin’s indecision causes issues at Jerome’s 4th of July BBQ. Teddy and Alejandro are stranded. Lucia’s family vets Gustavo.

EPISODE 1.6

A Long Time Coming

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.

EPISODE 1.7

Cracking

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.

EPISODE 1.8

Baby Teeth

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.

EPISODE 1.9

Story of a Scar

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.

EPISODE 1.10

The Rubicon

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

Snowfall: Season 1 / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It feels, in the early going at least, that the ambition is too much. Because it's not just those three main players that Snowfall focuses on, but myriad people around each of them. By telling bits of the story involving those additional characters, Snowfall never seems to get around to the actual story of crack.

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Collider

Collider

Snowfall is a better written show than it is a visual show, a grand, tragic story that is admirably inclusive but struggles to reach a personal level.

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Variety

Variety

All of “Snowfall’s” raw material is good, and the show will likely improve as all three storylines develop emotionally grounded layers.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The result is a show that feels surprisingly broad—it’s not just a kid getting in over his head, it’s an entire country about to be forever altered by the drug trade.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

As a kind of successor to The Wire and Justified—the latter a former FX series—Snowfall mostly delivers on its promise. But it also benefits from having more room to breathe than most freshman dramas.

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CNN

CNN

At its best, Snowfall illustrates the unintended consequences and collateral damage associated with drugs -- characters enter into new alliances at their peril -- while revisiting the CIA's role and shady dealings to advance its foreign-policy objectives.

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Vulture

Vulture

The most striking thing about Snowfall, though, is that it never seems less exciting, less special, than when it’s doing the standard Scorsese/Tarantino thing and putting groups of treacherous men (and a few women) at cross purposes, then watching them threaten and bluff each other until the guns come out (or don’t).

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Snowfall is lean, mean and precise. Though it fictionalizes and chronicles a depressing (and violent) American crisis, it belongs on everyone’s must-watch list this summer.

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