Black Summer – Heist Still Feels as Purposeless as its Zombies

Black Summer’s sixth episode, Heist, takes a similar approach as fourth chapter, Alone. That is, Heist is dialogue-light entry that focuses on suspense and constant momentum. On the hand, it’s an episode that never slows down and features its best zombie moment. Unfortunately, the episode also continues Black Summer’s narrative mess. Black Summer Gets the […]

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Black Summer – Diner Feels Like Walking Dead Leftovers

Like most Netflix series, Black Summer has a short first season order. Though Netflix’s zombies series has shined briefly for moments, it’s definitely suffering from an overarching sense of aimlessness. And there’s only eight episodes! As we dive into Episode 5, Diner, can Black Summer set some stakes and distinguishing itself from the zombie horde? […]

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Black Summer – Drive An Adrenaline-Fueled Episode

Black Summer’s second episode, Drive, largely narrows its focus to one set of its characters. Just as its title implies, Drive constrains most of its action to desperate car ride through suburban streets. It’s a briskly paced episode with minimal zombie action but plenty of tension. Black Summer Does Some Sunday Driving At the end […]

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Black Summer – Human Flow Does Enough To Hook Zombie Fans

Another year, another zombie television drama. Today, Netflix released its latest original television series, Black Summer. Like Fear the Walking Dead is a prequel to The Walking Dead, Black Summer serves as a companion prequel to The Asylum’s Z Nation series. Even just a few years ago, a Netflix zombie series would have seemed like […]

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