So, you like Apocalyptic action and tragedy but also want a good little emotional story backing it up? If yes, this is what you are looking for, then Black Summer got you covered. The first season was released on Netflix on April 11, 2019.
Jaime King stars as the main lead role. This is one of those few TV series where you see a female lead which shows that the director Hyams has surely taken a different route.
The first series has eight episodes in total and the second season just aired on Netflix in June 2021. The series has gained moderate approval; keep on reading to find out more about ratings and reviews.
Brief Plot of Black Summer
Six weeks have passed since the zombie apocalypse began. The initial and typically bloodiest phase of each zombie apocalypse is this. When Rose (Jaime King) is separated from her daughter, Anna, she goes on a difficult and life-threatening quest to reunite with her.
A small group of survivors must make the most difficult decisions in order to live in this harsh environment while still keeping their togetherness and supporting one another in every decision they make because one wrong decision and their life could turn upside down.
After watching the Black Summer Season 1, viewers ask for season 2. There was a lot of query about whether there will be a Black summer season 2. So a piece of Happy news for the fans is that Black Summer Season 2 was released on 17th June 2021. So you all can happily watch it on Netflix. After Watching Black Summer Season 2, viewers are asking for Black Summer Season 3.
Another general query that you might be having is whether Black Summer is related to Z Nation? If you have this query, then you should know that yes, it is related to the series. Black Summer is the spinoff of Z Nation. It is the same as Z Nation in the sense that both have Zombies in it, but whereas Z Nation had some humour in it, Black summer seem to be on the serious side.
Ratings and Reviews (Spoiler Alert)
The show has mixed reviews, most of the reviews are average, but as you might expect, some reviews are over the top while others are the bottom rung. The show has a moderate rating on IMDb, securing 6.5 stars out of 10.
It has received 3.3 stars on Google reviews, with over 2000 reviews as of now. According to one reviewer, the show has no logic at all. The logic part is evident from the first season first episode. Like most of the people in the first episode were natives of that neighbourhood, but they needed a map to get to the roadside stadium where they thought they would be safe.
In the school scene, the reviewer points out that they were locked up in the school, but none of them thought of busting a window to go out.
I do agree with the reviewer that it’s plain common sense. The stadium, the safest place to be, is the most dangerous one too because to get to that safe place, you have to cross a dangerous zone.
Still, there are many people who liked the show because of the ultra-realistic drama that the series has portrayed way too well.
The Final Verdict: Should You Watch It for Your Netflix and Chill?
If you’re a fan of zombie apocalypse scenarios, surely it’s a must-watch. But yes, you wouldn’t find good logic. So, yes, we recommend shutting down your brains while watching this.
The actor’s acting skill was not too bad, but it ain’t too good either. But the directors have pulled off a good show even with a low budget overall. The show has some funky camera angles and moments where you become really tense. So, yes, it is a good watch overall if you were on the lookout for a good series to chill out.
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