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It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice



Critic Consensus: Along with a breathtaking Regina King, Damon Lindelof successfully remixes present-day issues with superhero themes in the highly entertaining "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice."

Episode Info

Series premiere. Police conceal their identities behind masks in an alternate America to protect themselves from a terrorist organization, but Detective Angela Abar investigates the attempted murder of a fellow officer under the guidance of her friend and Chief, Judd Crawford. Meanwhile, the Lord of a Country Estate receives an anniversary gift from his loyal servants.


Regina King
as Det. Angela Abar/Sister Night
Jeremy Irons
as Adrian Veidt
Don Johnson
as Judd Crawford
Tim Blake Nelson
as Det. Looking Glass
Louis Gossett Jr.
as Will Reeves
Adelaide Clemens
as Pirate Jenny
Andrew Howard
as Red Scare
Tom Mison
as Mr. Phillips
Frances Fisher
as Jane Crawford
Sara Vickers
as Ms. Crookshanks
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Critic reviews for It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice

[Watcfhmen] establishes a black, female hero unlike we've ever seen on this scale.

November 1, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Regina King was a phenomenal choice to play detective Angela Abar. The Emmy and Oscar-winning actress can straddle that line between being wife/mother and a hardened masked vigilante cop.

January 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Watchmen is looking to be a thrilling and satisfying continuation of the world that changed the world 30 years ago, if the pilot is anything to base anything off of.

December 27, 2019 | Full Review…

One episode in and Watchmen is already a fascinating and disturbing look at race in America.

November 28, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm optimistic, albeit cautiously. Watchmen's first entry feels like both an epilogue to something we've seen, and a prelude to something else entirely, rather than a fully-formed story exploring ideas of its own.

October 21, 2019 | Rating: 6.0/10 | Full Review…

[Damon] Lindelof and his team have done the improbable and built a compelling work of television that justifies adding on to an iconic story.

November 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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