A look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the beginning of the 1980s.
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Series cast summary:
Damson Idris ...  Franklin Saint 41 episodes, 2017-2021
Carter Hudson ...  Teddy McDonald 41 episodes, 2017-2021
Sergio Peris-Mencheta ...  Gustavo 'El Oso' Zapata / ... 39 episodes, 2017-2021
Isaiah John ...  Leon Simmons 39 episodes, 2017-2021
Amin Joseph ...  Jerome Saint 37 episodes, 2017-2021
Angela Lewis ...  Aunt Louie / ... 36 episodes, 2017-2021
Michael Hyatt ...  Cissy Saint / ... 34 episodes, 2017-2021
Kevin Carroll ...  Alton Williams 26 episodes, 2017-2021
Emily Rios ...  Lucia Villanueva / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Reign Edwards ...  Melody Wright / ... 19 episodes, 2017-2021
Alon Aboutboul ...  Avi Drexler / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2021
Gail Bean ...  Wanda Bell 18 episodes, 2018-2021
DeRay Davis ...  Peaches 17 episodes, 2018-2021
Filipe Valle Costa ...  Pedro Nava / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2018


A look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the beginning of the 1980s.

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Great Start...
12 July 2017 | by burrisdSee all my reviews

I do not review that many titles but felt compelled to write a review after seeing the negative ones. While it is possible that this show will end up taking a dive as it progresses - I can say that the beginning so far has been great and has true potential. It sort of reminds me a little of a Breaking Bad type of show. I seriously doubt it ends up being as good as Breaking Bad, but if that is the type of show that you like then you should really consider giving this one a shot.

For those of you who wrote negative reviews, I can understand if it isn't your type of show. The most popular TV shows on today such as reality shows I can not stand yet they seem to get the most attention - we all like what we like. I think the acting has been great so far, and I feel as if I can connect with the actors and I imagine it will get even better with time. I like shows that feel like they can be halfway realistic and not ones that have over the top action where the good guy always wins and never runs out of ammo as he shoots his way through the whole show. So far this show has felt fairly realistic and very plausible, I just hope it stays that way.

One other thing I would like to mention is I love shows that take us back in time such as 11/22/63 or Boardwalk Empire etc. I believe this one was done very well in that regard, the scenery is great and really brings you back to that time period. Some shows like to make the past look different in some regard but with this show it is bright and looks the same as if you were there in the 80s with them.

Will this show stay on track and be one of the greatest shows? I don't know but I certainly hope so. For now I rated it as a 9, but it has the potential to be an easy 10/10, or take a dive down to a 5/10. But it is most certainly worth watching a couple episodes to see if you like it unless you are the type of person that gets upset with the sight of drugs or criminal activities and prefer a fairy tale type of show or fake reality shows.

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