Black Summer (2019) - Action, Drama, Horror

Hohum Score

73

Boring

In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.

IMDB: 6.3
Director:
Stars: Jaime King, Justin Chu Cary
Length: 40 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 217 out of 1000 found boring (21.7%)

One-line Reviews (549)

So boring.

Really Enjoyable .

Good acting, very suspenseful and shocking scenes.

Dont waste any of your life watching this.

The makers of this have captured the panic and chaos of the breakdown of society really well with fast paced editing and clever camerawork.

I'm on the edge of my seat every episode!

Don't waste your time watching it.

I was on the edge of my seat the entire season!!!

This is one of many exhausting and confusing errors .

Gripping, Intense, not safe for people with heart conditions .

Definitely on the edge of your seat nail biting that we need.

Some reviewers claim it has no plot which isn't really true.

Cleverly shot with a real time feel, the characters are fascinating and acting to match.

I love zombie shows even bad ones can be entertaining.

That being said Black Summer is worth the watch after it all said and done.

I was on the edge of my seat with my girfriend squeezing my hand...

Worth watching!

in conclusion its an awkward start but well worth watching and i hope they continue to season 2 with longer episodes and more episodes per season.

I see ten movies a year that are boring cookie cutters and whenever I watch an M Night Shamalin movie I never know what's going to happen next.

Aside from that, the show is exciting to watch and ticked all the boxes for a great zombie apocalypse movie.

And while this may not be the greatest Zombie story ever written, it is told in a very original and compelling way.

Chasing scenes are entertaining and suspensefulCons: Biggest con: the entire thing feels cliché which is dramaless, cheap and mediocreFilled with baaad production elements: same prop cars in different scenes, recurring sterile locations, fake weapon muzzles etc.The whole script is stupid and lots of unreal scenariosCharacter decisions and what follows...

Unlike the Walking dead which is a slow burner this is high tempo, action packed survival roller coaster.

It's mostly painful to watch, and overall pretty dull.

Had me on the edge on my seat.

What a non-stop exciting surprise.

Yes, fresh ones are fast, but dead bodies decay fast, so within a few hours of turning they should've been significantly slower.

It's more entertaining than not, and better than Zombie Nation.

Intense .

All In All, Worth Watching .

Even hitting the :10 forward function all the way through the later episodes didn't help, because again-NOTHING happens.

It was so boring and dark that i finally turned it off.

Don't waste your time, this is the type of garbage that makes me wonder if I should cancel Netflix altogether.

I agree that episode 4 is pointless PERIOD.

Characters are flat, most of the actors are not that great, situations are cliché, dialouges DO NOT REFLECT HOW HUMANS SPEAK IRL and so on..

This show was pretty refreshing, and I really enjoyed it at first, just like I enjoyed The Walking Dead when it came out.

Its intense, scary, and corky all put together.

It's very predictable and cliche.

One guy finds an empty fully stocked supermarket and decides to leave the door open and goes shopping - with a trolley - and through the checkout !

Just amazing, gripping and intense!!!

Fast moving, very suspenseful, refreshing take on the genre.

I used to be a TWD- fan before the show got boring, I used to be a Z-Nation- fan before to show got crazy and this show, this one doesn't even try.

It's boring It's stupid It's wasting time It's like old lady's socks too long and too sticky No deeper meaning no deeper thinking, it's no brainer a only-dumbs-will-love drama

The characters are so Hollywood cliche and probably why I didn't find this series all that interesting.

Tbh I thought it was okay, just really slow.

Enjoyable .

I also want to say that the zombies are scary and prefer fast moving aggressive zombies to the slow moving and "weak" zombies of "The Walking Dead"

However, once the characters were done being introduced, the chaptering system seemed very pointless and unnecessary.

One zombie appears in front of about 30 armed people and all of them empty their magazines into him.

Unlike TWD's slow moving zombies, the dead turn into zombies very quickly, they are fast and more intelligent and can catch up with you very quickly.

Fun and Intense .

The living dead are an actual threat and not some weak, slow, slithering ragdoll where you're wondering how they could have possibly taken over the world.

Even though some moments in the show were flawed I really enjoyed it and watched it all through one sitting.

No continuity, no investment in characters, no storyline.. frankly, no nothing.

Waste of time!

The first four episodes were promising and were tense, kept you on the edge of your seat.

Simple and enjoyable.

This was one of the most enjoyable zombie series or films I've watched in a long time.

I guess there's some confusion about whether this show and 'Z Nation' exist in the same universe.

or maybe cliche'.

However, one cannot help but feel there was that one person involved in the creation process who brought it all down with their over-attachment to bland, cheap, and lazy entertainment concepts.

I think a lot of the characters are hard to follow and don't make any sense.

And last, what's with the character speaking fluent fast paced korean when everyone around her doesn't understanding Korean.

I still find slow moving zombies more frightening for a number of reasons.

Brilliantly compelling.

The other problem with the series is how empty it is from other zombies.

Definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat!

Really enjoyed it.

Fast paced and honest .

A gritty on the edge of your seat zombie treat .

Currently I'm in episode 5 and the low budget, slow pace and camera angles make it hard for me to continue watching it.

Waste of time.

And I get that it doesn't have to be an over the top fight and gore fest (lookin at you walking dead), but it so boring.

It's just poor writing and directing that makes the show unwatchable.

This show started off great, then it had a lull for one episode, then was good again.

Disappointing waste of time.

Boring and pointless .

Walking Dead has dragged on for so long that we stop fearing for the safety of the protagonists.

A little slow, but entertaining .

long slow paced drawn out story telling and that's great, this is the complete opposite, just straight into it no monologues or deep character studies.

If you need an adrenaline rush before you go to bed or just that feeling of apocalypse and fast running zombies, this is a great show!

This show is unwatchable!

There was way too much drawn out scenes where nothing was happening!

It was a waste of my time, and it'll be a waste of yours.

It's poorly shot, with too many oners, and looks like it was made on a budget of about $700 by a group of bored suburbanites with a camcorder.

The only thing thay makes this watchable is the good camera quality, the story is really bad, the surroundings of the first 8 episodes look exactly the same, very few zombies, guessing low budget, the main characters are annoying, you cant connect with them so you don't care when someons dies, repetitive plot and scenes which I found extremely boring.

with boring black screen with white text, like in the 20's!

Its suspenseful and a little gory.

A bit boring .

Entertaining with plenty of suspense .

So incredibly slow and just plain silly.

Definitely worth the watch and the bad reviews don't mean anything if they bring up TWD cus clearly they are ignorant af.

People do stupid things when you are terrified with the body full of adrenaline.

Not trying to save someone to the point of risking your own death, if they slow you down, boom, you're dead.

Go for it everyone, very enjoyable!

So stupid, waste of time, terrible acting .

The characters are engaging and entertaining, and come and go with a suddenness which effectively raises the tension level with each episode.

Boring, poor characters and writing...

I'd rather dual wield Mozambique's then watch these uninspiring losers fail at life.

The characters are so static and unevolving it's unbearable.

Black Summer is Netflix contribution to the Zombie genre, and the result is a cloudy, often confused, but exciting and compelling mess.

Some parts of this terrible show are stunning to watch - like the 1-shot opening sequence.

Black Summer can be categorized as a survival horror series that keeps the audience immersed at every turn.

However, the characters' questionable intelligence, inconsistencies, and attention to any detail are what makes this series unwatchable.

The rest are intense and funny.

It was entertaining and IMO involved scenarios in Zombie apocalypse which were linked by a cast of main characters.

Every plot turn was predictable and full of cliches to the level of paint by numbers.

Worth watching .

Don't waste your time.

Kind of a let down considering the fast paced, no mercy tone of the rest of the series.

Def enjoyable .

Which will get you first, boredom or zombies .

For the most part, the series is entertaining and great suspense throughout.

The first of the series two big deficits has some real and lasting (unexpected) benefit to it: due to the low budget, there are stretches of time, where not a whole lot happens.

But, the characters seem cliche and not able to think/reason.

The tension remains high throughout and, even though it isn't without it's flaws and falls into cliche territory at times, it still remains entertaining and scary enough to keep you on board.

Episode by episode, it raised the tension, and final episode was quite exciting.

Every cliche you have seen in previous zombie productions is there.

This show is unforgiving and intense.

And, while often I could ignore that, I was bored so I was noticing the little things a lot more and I wish I hadn't.

Major let down incredibly slow and boring with hardly any zombies

So far, tense and exciting .

Makes for very exciting viewing.

Honestly a bit slow .

Unless we're thinking on terms of "smart zombies" BUT in MY opinion, if you're dead/undead, then you're starting to rot, immediately, and your brain would be rotting as well as your muscles, and all other body parts, which is why I always agreed with the whole "slow zombie" theory.

Our main man ends of being dragged and shot.

No plot .

No plot, jumps around like it has severe ADHD,, no character development and generally abysmal.

I would really like a decent Zombie series, so I tried this one, and found the first chapter to be quite boring (you must need skill to make a Zombie apocalypse boring).

Starts interesting, gets boring and frustrating by episode 4 .

If you're bored, learn to knit!

By episode four I was bored.

-It's too slow.

Recommended especially for genre fans, solid and entertaining

Don't waste your time .

Very intense with lots of action.

This is the most entertaining show I've watched for a long time (maybe, ever).

clumsy writing, irritating characters, and contrived plot points.

There was no story at all.

All in all, very enjoyable!

I was on the edge of my seat the wntire run of it!

Scene sequence was interesting, and show had some engaging pace with them.

It's very intense and well acted!!!

I love the survival genre with zombies but when you do it poorly or write it this poorly you create instant boredom, the zombies look shit they more like humans faking it and then the dialog and scenes are so boring.

Far more fast paced that the walking dead.

It was a complete waste of time!

I also kept falling asleep and having to rewatch episodes becuase the story would not catch with me.

It is boring and very very badly made, in one episode a guy gets chased about by the same zombie for the entire episode, in that episode the protagonist injures his hand, so badly, that he cannot change gears or open doors, his hand is mangled.

Watching him try to get off that bus was gut wrenching and anything but "slow" and boring.

I might come back to it if I get really bored.

No story to be followed..

Full of dull and illogical scenes .

That actually sums up the show very well, lots of potential to an ultimately unsatisfying and confusing conclusion.

What a waste of money ....

Snore.

There's absolutely no logic in this movie, but I was bored and actually saw the first 4 (i think) episodes before giving up.

The only thing that held me back from 10/10 was one episode which dragged slightly.

But it's intense and cheap entertainment.

It's intense, character involved, and I'm truly keeping my fingers crossed for a second season.

Apart the one episode that was a bit stupid, all the rest was riveting.

If you like all things infantile, unbroken camera shots, zero plot movement, zero original ideas, bad acting, no script and the same boring zombies you've seen eighty-six thousand times, you're in for a real treat.

It's really hard to predict what's going to happen - it keeps you on the edge.

A gritty, exciting, confused, often perplexing experience.

Boring.

I also get that people do dumb stuff when their bodies are pumped full of adrenaline.

Just don't waste your time and give notice to these HORRIBLE zombie movies.

Worst & Boring Zombie movie I've ever seen .

The zombies are fast and vicious, and that matters a lot because the slow ones just aren't that scary.

It was honestly some of the most suspenseful television I've ever watched.

For starters, each episode gets more and more gripping, plus made me jump quite a few times as well.

I'm a fan of slow moving and running zombies.

If you can get past the shaky cam and the fact that the character development is weak and you dont really get attached to any of the players it is still mildly entertaining.

It's jumpy and scary and keeps you on the edge of your seat shouting at the screen.

Gullable and Dull.

its enjoyable

Everyone else is a waste of time as the show becomes super tedious and the characters make absolutely stupid decisions.

This is really great, because there are too many cliche shows, that replays the same, obvious patterns.

People are saying there is no plot, or character development are just being petty.

Not everything is perfect of course, but some but main ingredients are blended in a way that give you enjoyable time.

Very Thrilling, Full of Suspense and Probably the Best Zombie Show after TWD .

Its poor written and the characters are as bland as a boil in the bag rice.

Some scenes trying to build up suspense (highschool with the kids, the chubby guy & zombie hunt) are just plain boring.

"Dog" "Alone" "Plan" "New Plan" Not only is this not necessary, but it breaks up the flow of the show and it's so simple and pointless I can't take it seriously.

Overall, I feel like this is why people find zombie stuff boring.

No story, no cast, crappy talent-less actors.

This has a lot of potential and I hope it turns into something more exciting than FTWD did in the long run.

Too many cliches in this programme and predictable outcomes, as for the high school episode the kids were more suited to a horror movie or something like the crazies rather then this, Where I believe it's meant to be set 6ish weeks after the outbreak very unlikey that they would resort to terrorising strangers without plausible cause or purpose.

This a fun, fast, and very intense show.

Because they do something so stupid, but it's still entertaining.

A show were every character knows what they are doing is just going to be boring!

I feel like Netflix was trying to take a darker and more intense take on the zombie genre, but it says a lot when someone gets bored three episodes into an eight episode show.

Now where it's at it's best is with it's take on zombies, they're god damn FAST, they turn QUICK, they have a lower level of intelligence and stalk their prey, it's absolutely thrilling.

This is a pretentious TWD knockoff.

Get ready for an intense series!

This was a solid suspenseful well paced zombie odyssey done with great acting, stylish cinematography and some prett refreshing sequencing.

That's a waste of a time....

CHAOTIC, FAST-MOVING ZOMBIE FILM .

Don't waste your TIME.

I could go on and on about everything wrong they did about the military customs and standards, but that'll drag this review way too long.

The characters are bland and incredibly dumb.

Action packed pacing from start to finish .

It avoids the slow drawn out locations of TWD and keeps things moving along at a faster pace.

But lets face it, walking dead zombies walk at a slow pace for the most part.

how boring.

Pointless.

Faster scenes, rapid violence and gore and intense motions, satisfying cinematic experience!

In the end, on the sky bridge into the stadium, Spears/Julius was overrun a couple of times - only saved by the director, telling the zombies "slower - hold for a sec - wait - now go again!

Each episode is action packed with a load of tension and drama to keep you hooked.

So confusing, very sloppy writing

Very edge-of-your-seat thrilling!

This show is very intense, and will have you on the edge of your seat because there is literally no safe place.

Horrible acting.. kust don't waste your time.

Black Summer started rather interestingly and the 'cuts' from scenario to scenario made it look snappy / fresh.

Ok, cutting it to short, it is watchable with constant stress characters are in and we can ignore poor acting and lame situations and cliche dialogs...

We see what they do when backed into a corner by horrific circumstances, but we have almost no idea who they were before this, (besides generic roles like job, parent, etc.), and we are given zero information to make them appear as real people rather than conveniently empty plot devices.

If you like watching people run and get shot, then the most pointless ending ever, then give it a go.

No story development or character development.

However, Kyungsun is a far more compelling and diverse character for me to personally want to see on screen.

The way that the series is told, in a set of brutal short chapters, with intense action, delivers to me the type of entertainment I look for.

Someone on the team had obviously put some thought into some of it only to erase all that good effort with cliche and stupidity.

Cringeworthy melodrama, stiff circular dialogue, empty content, and not enough zombies.

If you in theory believe that slow moving zombies as can be found in The Walking Dead or Fear is enough for humanity to succumb, this series isn't for you.

One scene in particular is really well choreographed, depicting how a group of heavily armed and wary survivors are quickly thrown into chaos by overlapping fields of fire, people running in random directions, multiple people shouting orders, and how confusing it becomes to tell where threats are coming from.

Enjoyed it more then what I thought I would .

Honestly every episode my heart was racing at one point or another from the fast paced nature of the show, and the brilliant close up almost POV camera angel.

It jumped around a bit as well which could lead to some confusion.

Had potential and then it was super boring and stupid.

This is from a classic slow zombie fan who saw Night of the Living Dead when it was originally released!

The drive episode and alone episode were awesome :) glad to have a different kind of zombie show rather than some boring zombie soap opera.....

IMO, George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" had a larger budget then "Black Summer", and Romero's film was so much better then this boring recycled piece of junk.

But I would have enjoyed it more if it wasnt utterly stupid.

That being said the fleeing can be drawn out and so can continuous bad decision making.

Mediocre but enjoyable .

This show is fun, in a minimalist, quiet but intense kind of way.

It starts to build up and improve then they hit you with a final episode that is half the length of the rest with practically no story or dialogue.

I'd rather watch a weird movie that is unpredictable than a cookie cutter Hollywood weekly forgettable nothing.

Predictable.

Slow.

And in my opinion the first few episodes of black summer is better than the whole first season of the bore fest that is Fear the Walking Dead.

All in all, it is fairly entertaining and OK if you happen to have a few hours to waste.

No, what they do is start to panic and run away, shooting like imbeciles into one another, thus creating more zombies and bigger panic and confusion.

Considering its flaws, I find it strangely compelling.

It's just the beginning of a zombie apocalypse, there are a lot of confusion and questions.

I wouldn't waste my time if I were you.

Im only 5 episodes in and have found it very entertaining, suspenseful, creepy at times and occasionally funny.

Slow and boring zombie movie .

Action packed, not cringey or overly emotional.

The pacing is really stretched to make it longer but boring.

Riveting start...

A true waste of time.

I really enjoyed it.

If you have a choice between watching paint dry or this, take the paint.

MAN is this show SLOW.

This series is unpredictable and exciting at a whole new level!

Every episode was intense.

We find it rather entertaining actually.

The sudden deaths, quick hops with short chapters, high adrenaline rush and especially the camera work that show the people's suffer and lead roles' reactions to something they haven't seen before in their life are the best.

I enjoyed it.

What I like most is how the episodes are short and action packed.

But if a situation escalates, it get's way more intense than in similar zombie-stories, because the developers made sure, that the viewer doesn't get desensitized to action scenes until very, very late into the plot.

Mostly rubbish but strangely enjoyed it.

Fast paced and human error and stupidity are very well demonstrated.

It had me on the edge of my seat for pretty much the whole episode.

Intense, full of suspense, zombies hard to beat.

---This is an intense thrill ride unlike anything I've seen in years.

Lazy and confusing .

Demographically, I guess, it is easy to appeal to a majority of viewers with this sort of platitudinous parenthood pandering, but it has been done so many times that feels forced and contrived.

I watched all 8 episodes and then read the reviews here just to see if anyone else enjoyed it as much as I did.

And 2 minutes into this scene I realise why this show keeps you on the edge of your seat; long camera takes.

Strong first 3 episodes, but after that it's pretty boring!

Completely pointless and predictable.

It's viciously fast paced from start to finish.

I honestly loved it, and think you guys should watch episode 4 and 5, then tell me it's boring.

Don't waste your time on this pos.

Very gripping within the 1st 10mins.

Please don't waste your time.

TWD zombies are slow and useless and shouldn't be able to kill anyone, which makes TWD action sequences so LAME!

Fast zombies for a change is great Im bored with zombies that can barley move.

Unpredictable.

Struggled through 3 episodes; what a waste of time!

That isn't to say a large budget is needed to make a great story, but what is needed is a compelling drama with characters the audience cares about.

INTENSE INTENSE INTENSE .

It's random and there seems to be no plot...

If you really the zombies show, why not, it brings a lot of stress and tension, but if you can't watch stupid writings, just don't waste your time.

Not bad, but little details made the movie unbearable.

As I was writing my review the show stuck with me so Black Summer is entertaining, exciting and tense.

Don't waste your time .

As corny as znation was at times atleast the characters were enjoyable and we got to know them.

This whole show seems contrived in the worse way.

Most of the characters in this show were remarkably dull.

Quite realistic, haunting and you will be sitting on the edge of the seat!

Next to 0 music to ramp up tense scenes or emphasize emotionally moments, it makes it feel empty, like I'm watching local dinner theater.

Best series for those with insomnia.

Flawed, but very entertaining.

I found this to be a more intense TV horror making the rounds with great audio and visuals.

kind of boring and meaningless .

Stunning camera work makes you fear what is always just out of sight.

All in all, "Black Summer" is well worth watching.

Take note, the streets are mostly empty.

The lack of any semblance of reality in the characters behavior is mind boggling.

Dont waste your time.

Finally, it's just straight-up boring.

Fast paced, short chapters, zombies, killing, survival all at break neck pace and high tension.

Terrible waste of time!

Besides all the flaws it has, which I won't bother mention, what made me really angry was these pointless, BORING dialogues..Just stay away please

Definitely worth watching for any zombie fan.

Waste of time.

The acting was awful, the situations presented were cliche and generic and half of the show was so boring I caught myself dozing off a few times while watching it.

Though it has many problems, like many times you think no one is that stupid and although is supposed to take place summer time we hardly see any sun, somehow it is really entertaining.

It won't be in my top favourite series, but it's a very enjoyable one.

Boring personality-lacking characters and no clear goal other than generic caucasian housewife.

I'll keep it short and simple, this show is made for falling asleep on your couch and letting it glisten in the background.

I wouldn't waste my time on this.

The effect on the viewer is irritating and makes you apathetic to the bland characters' plight, basically.

Sure, it is no "The Walking Dead", but it still makes for some very enjoyable entertainment.

Please make season 1-2-3-4-5 etc. And keep it as exciting so I can sit on the couch crying out how foolish people are under an outbreak.

Suck, no character development, uninteresting story (too simple too).

My adrenaline is pumping like it did at start of twd and I am only half way through episode 1.

Hope they keep this "north" for season 2 and explore the beaten up zombie theme in a way that other series failed to explore: The right balance of drama, action, smartness and purpose, leaving behind old clichés like dumb characters, too much drama, etc.Think now it's worth watching.

It's gritty, it's suspenseful and it's authentic.

The premise of the show is great, the setting fantastic, the plot decent, but the irrational behavior and stunning unbelievability that these characters would survive makes this practically unwatchable.

Really enjoyed it.

Real crappy show and really just a waste of your time.

Gripping zombie drama .

Intense with surprises around every corner.

I dont know what to tell you other than it is Truly Unwatchable.

It's slow and there doesn't appear to be much of a storyline at present.

like watching paint dry.

Stylish, suspenseful, and fast-motion .

This has to be one of the most ridiculous,boring and disjointed scripts I have ever seen.

This was an all around waste of time.

While this isnt a groundbreaking new series I enjoyed it the entire way through.

Fast paced and entertaining from start to finish.

I really could only watch until the 4th before falling asleep.

It's also riddled with really bad dialogue, boring and badly written dialogue that no actual person in real life would ever say.

The world is threatening, empty, depressing.

Black Summer is pure adrenaline, loved.

The first two episodes are gripping and the circular story line works well.

It was boring and by the end of the absolutely ludicrous third episode I was done.

Don't waste your time like I did.

Throughly enjoyed it and it's a definitely worth watching!

Black Summer is minimalistic and really suspenseful.

If you enjoy unlikeable characters running round being chased by zombies with absolutely no story line then this is for you.

Really enjoyed it.

missing what made z nation so enjoyable .

What a frustrating waste of time.

Not sappy, gripping, no frills zombie story .

Watching Black Summer is like watching Z Nation which gets boring season after season.

Intense and Suspenseful .

With each episode divided into chapters, Black Summer sets itself up to be a compelling low budget short form web series.

Cons: there are some blank spaces between the three last episodes; although it seems proposital, it's a little confusing.

It's brutal, well paced, realistic, suspenseful and each episode is a tense watch from start to finish!

The plot is centered around the most embarrassing cliche of all - the unbreakable bond between mother and child, and a mom who will do whatever it takes.

Total waste of time.

Since the undead in this show are-- fast zombies-- instead of slow ones, its a totally different atmosphere from 'The Walking Dead'.

In the first couple episodes, this transformation is slow.

I think people are so used to cliché movie formulas they reject anything different.

Remember how the streets were empty with lack of life?

Sure - there are a couple of moments early on when people seem to be pretty clueless but as it progresses, it becomes more and more suspenseful.

No story, just a series of events some of which are interlinked, some not.

With so much better zombie fare available don't waste your time.

Every time a zombie would charge, the humans would empty an entire clip of ammo into the body of the zombie and then get eaten.

It's realistic, gritty and intensive.

Thrilling - Exciting - Realistic!!.

The most intense zombie show I've ever watched...

A little bit confusing it was almost as if everyone was prepared for the end of the world and was armed to the back teeth and ready to rampage at the drop of a hat.

Good, With Some Caveats - Worth the Watch .

I have an intense disgust with low IQ shows/ movies, a term I use when there is zero creativity or substance in storyline and everything is geared towards explosions or mindless action sequences.

It ended without resolution, as the entire plot of reaching the stadium fell apart, the stadium was empty.

Don't waste your time.

I just finished binge-watching it and I'm still shaking from the adrenaline.

And the end is so predictable my partner watched it all before me I guessed the end and he confirmed i was right YAWN.

It's neither intimate, taught, and suspenseful, nor grand, epic, and action-packed.

Only one little con: turning into Zombie could be much slower, this could be more scarily then, and Zombies should focus more on the person they have just cought, not just knock them down and run after more victims.

-Fake acting which is boring...

Plagiarised and boring .

Boring characters.

This started so well and I initially enjoyed the way the short stories intertwined with each other but, after a whole, this method gets very boring.

Suburban soccer mom and her "find my kid" plot is tired and boring.

Astonished by the profound lack of storyline .

No, it wasn't TWD, but it was action packed and probably a more realistic depiction of how an outbreak would go, especially with fast zombies and especially in the beginning when the useless people were being weeded out.

More than predictable...

And lord have mercy, has any show ever developed this slow.

long drawn out rubbish.

It's zombies so don't expect gamely, it's thrilling and a good time.

It's painfully slow with piss-poor structure.

I got so frustrated and bored.

Situations they find themselves in, like the discount menu version of children of the corn in the high school was pointless and totally unbelievable.

The emphasis is on zombies chasing citizens, often in thrilling one-on-one, cat-and-mouse chases.

It's a decent, action packed zombie show.

Slow zombies that eventually fall apart, and slowly decay, and eventually don't move ever again, and are dumber and dumber as they go.

Don't waste your time.

It's all just very, very bland.

Other times is so slow that you want to sleep.

Amazing: fresh, realistic, unobvious adrenaline rush .

Thrilling .

Full Adrenaline Rush .

Really enjoyed it.

Nonstop Adrenaline.

I hope the series maintains its intense pace.

Too many plot lines but no real plot (characters are annoying and unbelievable) .

Waste of my time and it is all crap.

If you're bored and want a terrible ending watch this.

If I were Mom, fighting to get to the stadium where my Daughter might be and I find it empty, I would fall to my knees and scream!

Very long drawn out scenes, where fast forwarding helps the title go along, episode 4, lance cant put the car in gear cause injured hand so goes grocery shopping with out being injured.. Very mashed up put together tv show, hopefully they'll hit their mark the next time, its a show I don't mind walking away from and coming back to fast forward and feel like I haven't missed anything...

The plot overall is also cliche.

This is a strategically slow paced show at times.

TWD has bored the shit out of me for years now (I honestly don't know how it's still going) as have alot of other zombie genre nonsense that gets churned out constantly.

But what Black Summer did well was keep me engaged and on the edge of my seat.

Fast paced?

Worth watching...

So predictable and with ridiculous situations makes it just stupid.

Dystopian, gritty, adrenaline-fuelled and intelligently made.

That, combined with the general air of confusion and panic and the rapid conversion of survivors into undead, paints a believable picture in scenes depicting the breakdown on the show.

There was way too much nonsense going on here, some episodes were stupid and borderline unwatchable.

I only watched two episodes and decided that too much cliche in there and characters are morons.

A bland zombie show not worth watching .

The characters barely talk and it is just boring to watch them interact with eachother.

Was it suspenseful?

No story, no characters, no meaning

Totally unwatchable show: fullstop.

I liked the acting, the cinematography and the way they turned this low budget production into a minimalistic highly entertaining show.

, so bad movie and boring storyline, i thought it will gonna be a good movie;!!

If your that bored.

And yes, there will be moments of silence, sadness, chaos and confusion.

The serious lack of firearms in a country reported to have in excess of 300 million, was slightly confusing and unrealistic.

The car chase saga in episode three was pointless.

Slow progress, nothing to look forward, no real goal.

With a genre that seems to have been beaten to death over the last decade, the makers of this show somehow find a clever way to bring it back from the grave (pun intended) with a very healthy dose of refreshing direction/cinematography, great acting, and strings of thrilling scenes that are sure to leave you binging your way through the first season.

There is very little character development but based upon the characters actions you realize that most are empty headed zombie fodder.

Very predictable and slow show.

The car scenes show the car driving at ridiculously slow speeds from inside.

The show should been retitled "Black Bore," "Black Bummer" or "Been There, Saw That".

Slow.

No plot .

But, I do remember that feeling of watching the show for the first time and how much I enjoyed it.

The only thing that actually keeps you watching, are the intense zombies and the occasional jump-scare.

I ended up binging this with my girlfriend and we both enjoyed it quite a lot.

Just a pastiche of cliches, very dull, and dumb...

Not great by any stretch, but still good enough to be worth watching especially if you're into the genre.

This was a waste of time for me and a waste of time and money for everyone involved in its production and there is no way it get a Season 2.

dont waste tour time this is total garbage

if you a bored, and doesn't have anything Better to do, om not sure i'll watch the second season too be honest.

But for the few episodes it's intense and well done as scenes and acting.

TWD has a slower pace and more dramatic storyline.

So boring .

Overall a very interesting action packed show that is not afraid to kill off main characters.

Fast Infected fast paced with no soap opera like drama.

So once again don't waste your time.

The character are stereotypes, and the character decision matrix is always a cliche of the decisions characters make in teen horror movies.

It's also very poorly edited to the point that it's unwatchable.

Was really looking forward to this series, but their poor filming technique made it unwatchable.

Tis show is tedious and the characters are too stupid for the viewer to want them to live.

The whole first season kept me glued to the screen, because of unbelievably suspenseful and thrilling action scenes and an amazing cinematography.

Way more terrifying than the slow shuffling kind (which makes you wonder how anyone gets caught with the slow kind after watching these people trying to evade these zombies.

Is there a zombie film or series that can be so dull that you'd rather watch Venus Flytraps growing?

The chaos, panic, confusion and *really* bad and stupid decisions are what would very probably happen to everyone in a zombie apocalypse type situation, and this series has all of that and then some.

It has it's slow moments, moments when you want to scream at the character for being so stupid, but then are some moments that are unexpected and makes you want to cover half your face in your pillow.

--- Camera angles and shaking can make some scenes exciting.

What a waste of time and resources.

There's plenty to enjoy here, including some brilliant extended length shots, story pacing to keep you hooked, and exciting action sequences.

I really enjoyed it!

A show going nowhere.. .

If you're looking for a slow soap opera like TWD, it's definitely not for you.

Good lord what was this what a time waste No story no nothing just mindless movie making.

Enjoyable.

I'd personally rather carry around a lamp and try to use it to beat the things off me than walk around empty handed.

Fast paced with decent story, it should be more enjoyable if the subtitles were decent.

Fast Paced action!!!!!!.

Enjoyable zombies .

Unlike The Walking Dead, which is like a boring soap opera with zombies walking around in the background, this one actually has a lot of action!

I at least made it up to date on that snore fest.

Just a general waste of time.

Boring .

Don't waste your time on this.

If you want fast paced zombie action you'll like it...

I guess the only achievement is that they managed to make a zombie series that was boring - something I would have thought was impossible.

But it's worth at least a 7.7. I thought it was entertaining enough to watch.

Cliche zombie movie with bad script .

It embraces that old "the people are the real monsters" cliche.

It's really brutal, thrilling and entertaining.

I found myself unable to sympathise or even care about any of the characters, with the few redeeming moments being drowned in a sea of mediocrity, stupidity and just general boredom.

Other reviewers have noted the unrealistic reactions/choices made by people under intense pressure.

Every character is dull and forgettable.

On the edge of my seat the whole time .

Far too much dialog in the first episode, 80% of it pointless.

I was excited to see it, but found it dry and boring.

This show is so bad it caused me to write a review to try to save at least one other poor soul the complete and utter waste of time I spent on this garbage.

The blonde chick that goes like "oh, don't shoot the kid aiming a gun at you", in perfect TWD style, just to find herself chased by the corpse of his friend just killed by that same kid she left to live; the guy hitting a drum in an empty room just to draw unwanted attention; the other guy that goes "hey, we can't leave a kid behind!

It's cheap, poorly written and oh so boring, actors are okay though

This show is VERY engaging and realistic if there were a zombie apocalypse.

It's intense, and I feel like the show kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

The show actually bores me.

It would have to be a REALLY black and dull summer to give this show my time!

Don't waste your time unless you're confined to your bed,couch or chair and you've watched everything else and read all your books twice!

I liked the set up from the beginning, captured my attention with all the adrenaline running.

What a waste of time.

Pacing, camera and drama are superb and keep you on the edge of the seat during the whole show.

" in an empty street minutes after escaping a zombie.

Very boring!.

Black Summer does a good job of being entertaining and if you leave your preconceived notions at the door, it delivers decent genre television, honest characters, and a dose of cultural mockery, like turning children into the most successful villains so far (because that's what we are afraid of, aren't we - our own children).

no plot points of any interest and stupid move after stupid move.

With how many million zombie shows and movies there are, I barley ever watch a new show and am quite bored with the whole genre.

This show is a waste of your time.

It seems like the characters deliberately tried to get into troubles so there's a story or to make intense scenes, and that's kind of movie/series that got a thumb down from me.

Some plotholes but still very entertaining to watch.

Original and unpredictable, well worth your time.

Stupid, Moronic, a Total Waste of time .

After three episodes I was bored.

Which is a shame because there are long spells of expertly shot visceral and highly suspenseful action sequences.

The episode with the school was quite terrible as others have pointed out and I won't defend it, but overall I found the show far more enjoyable than the last season of "The Walking Dead".

The initial episode is confusing and you are left unsure as to what the premise is and how far along the apocalypse we are.

Waste of time.

But the characters and events were simply too scripted, unrealistic, and uninteresting.

Boring.

I particularly liked the way completely different stories and characters cross each other paths and come together in an completely unexpected way.

The streets of an American City are practically empty and nobody seems to own a gun????????????

The characters are super boring.

Plus the unrealistic single zombie attacking them at once as if there are no other casualties, specially when the zombies are smart and fast is confusing.

The first episode should grip you and leave you wanting to know more, that is pretty much the basics when it comes to getting people to watch the rest of the series but this series managed to make one of the most boring pilot episodes to a series I have ever watched its unbelievable , this is just awful.

Overally its quite slow series, I mean stuff happens but at the same time I feel bored.

Quite disjointed and nonsensical.

Intense!.

Yes, I said yawn and zombie in the same sentence.

One continuous adrenaline rush .

Overall, though, I found this show very fun and intense to watch.

I love fast paced zombie films with running zombies.

Don't waste your time, it's not even funny-bad.

Slow and boring had no real direction.

Boring.

Don't waste your time.

And in my opinion the first few episodes of black summer is better than the whole first season of the bore fest that is Fear the Walking Dead.

Zombies would eventually waste away into nothing through time.

Forced and contrived pretty much sums it up.

Flat out the most intense thing I've ever watched, next to the opening of Saving Private Ryan.

Kind of boring and feel quite annoy when the SUN is talking korean.

>> character development is very slow (some criticize there is bad or no character development) due to pressure from zombies, unlike TWD where zombies walk a meter a year and people have time to have a therapy session every 5 minutes.

This has to be one of the most boring Zombie adaptations I have ever had to dread sitting through.

Some people are saying there is not much of a story line there is and there isn't its one series that gives most zombie fanatics what they want the beginning of an apocalypse and stays there rather than skip forward in time, it makes you feel part of the intense journey, one of the more realistic zombie series out there.

The plot itself is a mixture of the cheapest thrill elements a movie can have and the boring stupidity of TWD.

Add that to the very poor acting, annoying characters, obviously self sabotaging decisions and this show is pretty much unwatchable.

Z Nation was a pretty funny low budget zombie show that was enjoyable for a few seasons.

Sometimes it was just downright confusing when mixed with the action taking place.

Episode 7 was getting a tad repetitive, and episode 8 was too much random shooting and running and shooting and running.

Black Summer is perhaps the most boring, yawn-worthy zombie show ever made.

This show is worth more than 6.5Good acting Great atmosphere Thrilling actionYes, it has its shortcomings.

This show is an intense.

Watched up to the third episode, first off there is no plot, secondly, if they were even trying to make this realistic, at least let the characters have some sort of weapon to defend themself, after a few weeks you would think they would figure out a weapon helps rather than running every second.

I thoroughly enjoyed it though despite the minor complaints.