Imagine its summer 1983. Return of the Jedi has just hit theaters, Michael Jackson is ruling the airwaves with his new hit songs “Beat It” and “Billy Jean,” and Motorola just introduced the first mobile phones. It was a different time, but as FX’s Snowfall illustrates, different doesn’t necessarily mean simpler. The popularity of crack cocaine was about to hit the nation like a ton of white bricks, and thanks to series creators Eric Amadio and John Singleton we get a first-hand look at how it all started.
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