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Old 06-26-17, 01:21 PM
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Snowfall (FX) -- Series Thread -- EP: John Singleton



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Snowfall, the new FX drama series about the start of the crack epidemic in Los Angeles, will premiere on Wednesday, July 5 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. Created by John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron, Snowfall is executive produced by Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Andron serves as showrunner. 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.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
Alon Aboutboul as Avi Drexler
Amin Joseph as Jerome Saint
Andrea Bogart as Mrs. Volpe
Angela Lewis as Louise Saint
Arturo Del Puerto as Rico Santiago
Carter Hudson as Teddy McDonald
Damson Idris as Franklin Saint
Emily Rios as Lucia Villanueva
Filipe Valle Costa as Pedro
Isaiah John
Juan Javier Cardenas as Alejandro Usteves
Justine Lupe as Victoria
Malcolm Mays as Leon Simmons
Manuel Uriza as Manuel Villanueva
Michael Hyatt as Sharon "Cissy" Saint
Sergio Peris-Mencheta as Gustavo Zapata
Tim Matheson as George Miller


CREW INFORMATION:
Adil El Arbi as DIR (Pilot)
Bilall Fallah as DIR (Pilot)
Dave Andron as CRTR/EP
Eric Amadio as CRTR/EP
John Singleton as CRTR/EP/DIR (Original Pilot)
Michael London as EP
Thomas Schlamme as EP
Trevor Engelson as EP
FX is running the hell out of promos for this show... directed by Jon Singleton. I'm definitely going to give it a shot. Anybody else interested?

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Re: Snowfall on FX

What's the quick 'n dirty?
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Basically the origin of crack as split between the cartels, CIA and black neighborhoods.







Mix those together and it sums it up. I think it looks solid and will definitely give it a shot.

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I'm going to wait to hear some initial viewer feedback first. Too much stuff on right now.
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FX has a intentionally off-putting style with their promos (which seems like an oxymoron), since they choose to give you an overall feel, I guess, than tell you an actual storyline or who the characters are. I've read about "Snowfall"'s (multiple) storylines but you don't get that at all from the promos. This was also true of "Legion".
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Could be good if done right. Netflix covered similar ground with Narcos. Will likely check this out as well.
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Re: Snowfall on FX

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I'm going to wait to hear some initial viewer feedback first. Too much stuff on right now.
Not for me. Billions, American Gods, Silicon Valley, Fargo, and BCS have all wrapped. I'm in for Snowfall.
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FX is running the hell out of promos for this show... directed by Jon Singleton. I'm definitely going to give it a shot. Anybody else interested?
Singleton directed the original pilot. They went back and redid it. He is no longer the credited director. Which pretty much makes me less interested in the show, though I will watch.
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re: Snowfall (FX) -- Series Thread -- EP: John Singleton

Bump for the premiere.
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re: Snowfall (FX) -- Series Thread -- EP: John Singleton

Anyone watch this, how was it?

I've been waiting to see it but the reviews seem lukewarm.
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Have it saved on my DVR, but I'm waiting on some reviews before jumping into it..
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re: Snowfall (FX) -- Series Thread -- EP: John Singleton

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper View Post
Anyone watch this, how was it?

I've been waiting to see it but the reviews seem lukewarm.
I watched it last night and loved it.

Edit: I also noticed a similarity with the movie Dope. Both with the movie poster and the plot for Franklin


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re: Snowfall (FX) -- Series Thread -- EP: John Singleton

I recorded it and will watch it when I get a chance.

I looked it up and it looks like the original Pilot was shot back in 2015, however one of the original lead actors quit the show, so FX decided to revamp it. They hired one of the Producers of Justified (Dave Andron) as showrunner and he helped revamp it along with bringing in a new director for the new Pilot.

Singleton is still EP of the show. Sounds like he's still quite involved with it.
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re: Snowfall (FX) -- Series Thread -- EP: John Singleton

Wow, didn't realize the troubling production this show had. I have it on the DVR and will likely get to it over the weekend.
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re: Snowfall (FX) -- Series Thread -- EP: John Singleton

Renewed:
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/snow...fx-1202520701/
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I'm liking it so far.
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re: Snowfall (FX) -- Series Thread -- EP: John Singleton

I just saw the 80 minute Pilot last week and liked it. Very dark and gritty show, but I like it. Hopefully I'll have some time to power through and get caught up.
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I finally made the time to start powering through some more episodes yesterday.

and wow, I was hooked. I watched episodes 2-5 and I wanted to continue, but had other things to do. 8 have aired so far.

This show is pretty awesome so far. And wow, I'm surprised by the lack of talk about it here almost 2 months into it airing. This is like hard R rated gritty HBO content. F bombs in literally every other sentence, along with some intense violence. I thought this was the type of gritty and dark show this forum loves. Don't be discouraged by the lack of heavy buzz and lack of glowing critical reviews. You be the judge. I guess this is just flying under the radar for most.

One episode featured a closed door man on man rape in order to acquire information about some missing money. That was pretty whacked for a basic cable show.

Right now there appears to be 3 main plots going.

1) Franklin -- Young black kid from the hood who is trying to make a quick buck selling drugs and is in way over his head with some of the people he ends up dealing with.

2) "El Oso" -- Lucha Libre wrestler who becomes involved in a local drug ring.

3) Terry -- CIA guy who's deep undercover trying to infiltrate the drugs from their origins.


If this is still sitting on your DVRs unwatched, get going man. I'm going to try to get caught up by tonight.

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re: Snowfall (FX) -- Series Thread -- EP: John Singleton

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I finally made the time to start powering through some more episodes yesterday.

and wow, I was hooked.
You know what they say about crack....
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re: Snowfall (FX) -- Series Thread -- EP: John Singleton

I need to get back into this... too much quality TV to try and get thru right now. This had a lot of promise in the first two episodes we watched.
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3) Terry -- CIA guy who's deep undercover trying to infiltrate the drugs from their origins.
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He is actually working with Contra rebels, selling cole to buy guns from Iran and give to the contras. This part is based in reality. The CIA was responsible for the crack epidemic. I keep waiting to see if we will get a Freeway Rick character. I would recommend watching Coacaine Cowboys, great documentary covering this.
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Watched episodes 2-9 today. This is fantastic. Each episode was better than the one before. Definitely a hard R. I know after 10pm cable has leeway, but damn they're not playing around.
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Season 2 premieres July 19th


Can't wait. Season 1 was awesome.


If you still have this sitting on your DVRs unwatched from last summer. Shame on you. Get going man.

Unfortunately, this is not available to stream legally yet for those who completely missed out or didn't have time to watch. Hopefully Hulu will get the rights since they get most FX shows.
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The second season will premiere on Thursday, July 19 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. Snowfall is executive produced by Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Andron serves as showrunner. Snowfall continues its riveting story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Season two follows our ensemble of characters as they intersect and overlap within the mosaic of Los Angeles as we enter 1984, all of them working toward their ultimate goals of money, power and influence, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur beginning to experience the perils of success; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative who finds that his off-book drug-funded operation may be vulnerable from unexpected sources, both personal and professional; and Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the drug running couple who discover the potency of crack and try to exploit it, despite the new dangers involved.
You can currently watch Season 1 on FXNOW. And you most definitely should check it out.

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Looking forward to the new season!

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