Season 1, Episode 9 – Something might actually be tingling inside me for Snowfall. Are they feelings? Do I actually care now? I think yes. But to a certain degree. Franklin is really getting on my nerves. Teddy is just as goofy as ever. Lucia isn’t as much of a boss lady as I thought. And Oso just might be a douche bag.
Season 1, Episode 8 – Life before crack wasn’t perfect, but it was life before crack, so it was better. Now, we will get to see just how effed up crack made Black LA neighborhoods in Snowfall. And Franklin, our hero, is the devil who gets this all started. How do I feel about that? Indifferent. And that’s a problem.
Season 1, Episode 7 – The thing with Snowfall is that it is painstakingly cerebral. When will I get to feel something for the characters? Thinking, “oh, that’s interesting” or “Hmmm, that’s how this and that relate to each other” is tiring. This episode finally allows us to shake hands with crack. Hopefully, writing with emotion will follow.
Season 1, Episode 6 – Snowfall is playing with my emotions. Just when I think the show is getting hella corny, it takes me to a place where I am pleasantly surprised. Franklin’s vulnerability is a creative turn-on. How will this cornball of a drug-dealing kid survive “The White Girl” era?
Season 1, Episode 5 – We need to talk about how annoyed I am with Snowfall. It’s due to all the cliched-ness. Of course, Franklin wants to return to the drug game. Duh. What did we expect him to do? And of course, Alejandro wakes up out of a coma to fly from Nicaragua to LA. Ugh.
Season 1, Episode 4 – Snowfall left me disappointed. I’m not convinced that Franklin would leave the industry so soon. Everything about him makes me think that this is only a temporary leave, but if it isn’t then shame on Singleton for perpetuating such a cliché.
Season 1, Episode 2 – Snowfall is still holding my attention, but Teddy is getting on my nerves. He is unbelievably surprised at how dirty the drug business is. Isn’t he a CIA agent? Franklin gets his first taste of the consequences of dealing, and Lucia carries her own unique burden.
FX has added John Singleton’s L.A.-set drama about the early days of the cocaine epidemic to their lineup while the animated adult comedy Archer has set an end date.
Singleton co-wrote the screenplay with Eric Amadio. The story follows three men caught up in the new world of the crack cocaine epidemic in LA in 1981.
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