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Black Summer: Season 1 Reviews

April 11, 2019
It's great if all you're looking for some mildly riveting jump scares and the tension we've come to expect from the zombie genre, but if it's in-depth storytelling you want, this doesn't make the cut.
April 16, 2019
The stiff acting in Black Summer is also a broad issue throughout the series, accentuated by the bad scripting and ineffective plotting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 12, 2019
We're on the fence about Black Summer, because it's so well done. But it just feels like we've seen all this before, and there's plenty of other stuff to watch.
April 10, 2019
A bleak, dull affair that mistakes camera movement for narrative energy and has about as much life as the walking dead.
May 16, 2019
[Will appeal] to those seeking frantic, intense entertainment, without deep dialogues. [Full review in Spanish]
April 10, 2019
Although far from being the best of the genre, Black Summer is the zombie apocalypse series I've most enjoyed since the first season of The Walking Dead. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 7, 2019
Fast-moving zombies terrorize survivors in grim, gory drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 15, 2019
What sets Black Summer apart from the rest, however, is its emphasis on action while other shows spend most of their time with round table discussions and debating ethics in the face of zombie armageddon.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 11, 2019
Black Summer succeeds in delivering a relentlessly paced zombie drama that never stays in one place long enough for things to get stale.
April 15, 2019
Netflix's Black Summer is a bare-bones zombie survival story that makes you feel like you're in the chaos and carnage.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 30, 2019
An entertaining, exciting and tense, introduction to what I hope will become a brilliant zombie series.
May 8, 2019
Yet if the zombies are defined by frantic agitation, the show itself stands out from the pack thanks to a pensive, almost dreamlike economy.
April 16, 2019
It's just straight-up, kick-you-in-the-mouth zombie horror, and it is metal AF.
April 22, 2019
If you're a fan of the zombie subgenre, Black Summer should be right in your wheelhouse. It's a bleak, fast-paced action drama heavy on the action and light on the personal drama.
April 5, 2019
In a sense, Black Summer is The Walking Dead without all the bloated melodrama, kooky villains, and pretentious blabbering.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
June 10, 2019
It's formally brilliant, politically loaded, terse and terrifying.