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Low Winter Sun Season 1 Review “No Rounds”

Agnew and Geddes continued to play the system and their fellow officers in “No Rounds,” this week’s episode of  Low Winter Sun . While the overall pace of the episode was slower than the first two, there were still enough strong moments to make for an enjoyable hour of television. Right off the bat, we were given a better idea of where Geddes’ loyalty lies. It was nice getting to see him actually save Katia’s life. While it solidifies the fact that he lied to Agnew in order to get his help, it also shows that he’s nowhere near as far gone as McCann was. Of course, the scene didn’t entirely absolve him, and he continued to act in a more aggressive, self-serving way than Agnew. He wants to see someone go down for the crime, whereas Agnew is dedicated to just letting the case go cold. Read More... //

Low Winter Sun Review: Who Do You Trust?

Sometimes I feel like Frank Agnew and Joe Geddes give each other so many glances, there should be some romantic saxophone music in the background. If this were a comedy. Except Low Winter Sun is clearly no sitcom and those longing looks are less of love and more on forced connection because of the Brendan McCann murder. But still, they stare a lot.   Read More... //


  In the second episode of Low Winter Sun, the plot thickens as that Internal Affairs troublemaker Simon Boyd continues to pick away at the mysterious death of crooked cop Brendan McCann while Agnew and Geddes start to see the cover-up of their involvement start to fall apart. “The Goat Rodeo” has a lot of the same problems as the pilot episode, but it does show some pretty significant improvements as well. Read More...   //

'Low Winter Sun' Review: 1.1-2: High Hopes

Hey, I don't need another television show to watch, but I couldn't resist Low Winter Sun, and not only because it follows Breaking Bad on AMC, so how could I miss it?  But it has the same dark, bro... //

Low Winter Sun Season 1 Review “The Goat Rodeo”

The investigation began in earnest in “The Goat Rodeo,” this week’s episode of  Low Winter Sun . With a suspicious IA officer on their trail and their own screw-ups to contend with, the question this week was how well Agnew and Geddes would be able to keep their trails covered. So far, the duo done a great job of distancing from one another. Of course, given that they’re both cops, it makes sense they would know how to play this. Still, Geddes in particular is really selling his anger, not only with Agnew, but the whole department. As I said last week, it remains to be seen how trustworthy a figure Geddes actually is. It’s still a possibility that he was more involved in McCann’s dirty dealings than he lets on, especially given his cocaine addiction and familiarity with the criminals McCann was working with. He said his life was threatened at the end, but there’s no evidence either way yet. Read More... //


Cop shows have never been difficult to find on television. In the past decade or so, shows about dirty  cops have become even more prevalent. That’s not a bad thing, particularly if the characters are bastards but remain endearing or even mildly sympathetic. That’s why we love characters like Vic Mackey and John Luther. Low Winter Sun is the latest addition to the bent-cop crime genre, but the pilot episode does little to give the viewer a reason to care about the characters involved. I’d go so far as to say these are hardly characters at all; instead, a cast of fine actors simply fill meat sacks as a means of delivering plot. Read More... //

Low Winter Sun Season 1 Review “Pilot”

AMC has built quite a  reputation  in the past few years, producing numerous critically-acclaimed series. The network  has  certainly  had a few misses as well, but the arrival of a new original series from AMC is usually worth checking out. Enter  Low Winter Sun , the network’s latest offering. The big question is whether or not the show lives up to the  high standard  set by previous efforts. Fortunately, there’s a lot to like in this pilot. Right from the opening, it’s clear the show is going to focus as much on the characters as it does on the ongoing investigation of crooked cop Brennan McCann’s “suicide,” which is definitely a positive. The pilot quickly establishes Frank Agnew and Joe Geddes as very different characters brought together out of a shared desire to take out McCann. It’s clear that Agnew was more adamant about killing McCann out of his desire for revenge, but he seems less sure as the investigation begins. Geddes, meanwhile, is more worried about his own skin, with IA arriving to investigate McCann shortly before his body is found. Read More... //

'Low Winter Sun' Review: Like 'Breaking Bad' Without Bite or Wit

A "Breaking Bad" set in the seedy underbelly of Detroit, "Low Winter Sun" wears its parallels to the AMC show that precedes it on its grimy sleeve. The series debuts post-"Bad" Sunday evening with a dynamic familiar to fans of that show: Two morally ambiguous men kill a man and then argue over how to dispose of the body. Read More...   //

Review: AMC's 'Low Winter Sun' a dark cop drama, but is it a deep one?

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Low Winter Sun," the new AMC drama starring Mark Strong and Lennie James as Detroit cops who get caught up in corruption and murder. Read More... //

'Low Winter Sun' Lead: Show Couldn't Be Set Anywhere But Detroit

Yet it aims to be truer, at least on a human level, to the place that in real life is struggling through some of its darkest times and recently became the largest city in the U.S. to file for bankruptcy after decades of decline. "Everyone is looking for a second chance – and it's sort of this idea: `What are you willing to do in order to get that in some way?'" said Chris Mundy, executive producer, showrunner and writer for the drama that debuts Sunday on AMC. "I wanted to set it in a city that reflected that in some way. Detroit made a lot of sense to me." "Low Winter Sun" revives a two-part U.K. miniseries from 2006 and returns actor Mark Strong to the lead role as homicide detective Frank Agnew. It also marks Hollywood's return to the Motor City as a place to explore crime, following the short-lived ABC drama, "Detroit 1-8-7," from the 2010-11 season. Read More... //