Snowfall has been something of a phenomenon since its premiere almost four years ago. On the surface, this thrilling series is telling a story about innocence lost and the prices paid for one's success. At its core, however, this dope FX drama is actually exploring the '80s crack epidemic in L.A. and the rampant decimation of the Black community that followed. Now, in its fourth season, things are ramping up something fierce for Franklin and the gang, but, more importantly, the effect of drugs and guns being pumped into Black communities is what's truly taking center stage. Could it be that Snowfall is unintentionally part of this wave of shows I've noticed over the past few years that, despite having fictional plots and characters, seem to go out of their way to accurately depict historical events and/or situations that typically center on pivotal moments/periods in Black history? The short answer is a resounding "Yes!"
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