“Snowfall”: Strong Flavors But Undercooked

There have been a few over-heated critics saying that “Snowfall”‘s quality is on a par with that of “The Wire,” one of the greatest series ever. The Guardian isn’t having it: ‘t any other time, the new crime drama Snowfall might be a bona fide hit. It has all the ingredients of one, from a wonderful cast to a strong visual through-line, a gifted creator in John Singleton, and a prolific motivating force: the origin story of crack-cocaine in South Central LA, the place Singleton so richly examined in his debut feature Boyz n the Hood. But it all adds up to something undercooked, and maybe too ambitious for its own good, bound to test viewers’ patience in an age when great television shows are a dime a dozen.’

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