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Snowfall may start slow but picks up the pace to reveal L.A.’s crack cocaine history.

The gripping FX drama about the 1980s crack cocaine era in Los Angeles has arrived with less than expected reviews. The plot starts slow and doesn’t begin to pick up until around the fourth episode.

Spearheaded by writer and producer John Singleton (Boyz in the Hood, Four Brothers, 2 Fast 2 Furious) which premieres at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5. The patience of the audience is rewarded eventually but it is to you to decide if the show warrants immediate viewership. The reason to ride out the initial plot is contributed to the performances and the setting which enshrouds you in a authentic 1983 South Central Los Angeles.

Damson Idris as Franklin Saint presents himself as a thought provoking young man concerned with the generational poverty that plagues his community. It gives his character at a odds with the life changing decisions he is to make through out the series.

“Snowfall” gives a in-depth view of the lives of individuals who are trapped by the paths that lead to drugs, crime, and corruption.


SERIES DEBUT

Snowfall

What: Series about the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles.

When: 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 5

Where: FX