TV Club: Snowfall searches for meaningful conflict in a solid, if middling, second episode

Freedom is mine, I know how I feel
It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me
And I’m feeling good.
– “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone

Those are the words that decorate and accentuate the opening scene of Snowfall‘s second episode, “Make Them Birds Fly.” Snowfall may have a knack for the obvious music cue, but the words here are certainly appropriate, and the swinging, muscular beat underscores the vibe in Franklin’s bedroom as he looks at the money from offloading a whole kilo of coke in a single night. In the series premiere Franklin says that all he wants is his freedom, and now here’s Nina Simone echoing that sentiment. Franklin believes he’s found his freedom. He’s riding high on a big win, stepping up during a moment filled with uncertainty. Of course, it won …

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