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AMC’s Low Winter Sun, also known as AMC’s ‘Please-Please-Just-Keep-Watching-Even-Though-Breaking-Bad-is-Ending,’ has been canceled in its infancy after just one season. Based on the British mini-series of the same name, the show starred Mark Strong and Lennie James. Although it was given what is arguably AMC’s most valuable time slot, the series failed to garner any of that sweet post-Breaking Bad traction. Petering down to about 630,000 viewers for its season finale, Low Winter Sun seemed pretty likely to get axed, in retrospect.

Similarly, Low Winter Sun yielded lukewarm critical reception too. Metacritic shows a “mixed” score of 59 and the Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus is pretty harsh as well: “Mark Strong makes for a compelling lead, but Low Winter Sun is too serious for its own good, sagging under the weight of its bleak, brooding tone.”

So, all smug Breaking Bad elitism aside – it seems that AMC really has »

- Jon Highsmith

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