Stars: Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Emily Rios
Season 2 of FX’s Snowfall is easily the most underrated show on television this year. Executive produced by West Coast crime drama aficionado John Singleton, the season was more focused than the first, as the viewer sees how fast things can come crashing down when “taking the easy way out.” Street dealer Saint (played by Damson Idris) learns how the fast money can turn family and friends into enemies just as quickly as he and his crew run out of supply.
This season also dug deeper into the role the United States government played in the streets of America being flooded with cocaine during the ’80s. Saint and undercover CIA operative Teddy (played by Carter Hudson) have a give-and-take relationship. Teddy supplies Saint with keys of coke and uses the profits to purchase guns that he gives to Nicaraguan Contras. As Saint proves his worth with consistency and business acumen, his relationship with Teddy gets closer, which helps Saint when he finds himself in a crazy jam during the last episode. I won’t spoil it, but you better catch up before Season 3 next year if you want to see why kids in the inner city turn to selling drugs to attain the “American dream.” —Angel Diaz