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Cruel Summer (2021)

Drama | Thriller 
Rayting:   7.7/10 1254 votes
Country: USA
Language: English

A small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by '95, the most despised person in America.

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User Reviews

westpointmajorette 26 June 2021

I passed on this show until just recently because it just didn't look like something a grown woman would be able to enjoy. I got teen high school drama vibes and that's just never enough to keep me interested. I finally gave it a shot and thank goodness because it's easily one of my favorite series I've watched in recent memory. The way the story unfolds, the way it keeps you completely absorbed even though you only get more questions than answers until the last couple episodes, the cinematography and color schemes! And the acting. It was so impressive and by the end of the season you get all of your answers.

dizzylou818 16 June 2021

This was a great show that had you guessing who was guilty from start to finish. I loved all the different characters. It was never boring. The ending absolutely floored me! Was. Not expecting it!

sagetwo 6 June 2021

Each episode is addictive, because it allows the audience to trust and doubt the two female lead characters at the same time. With all the plot twists, you will find that both characters are the victim and the villian at the same time. Yet, I feel sorry for both. Also, I appreciate how they don't romanticise an underage student and authoriative figure relationship like pretty little liars. Instead, it covers the grooming, a real issue.

cscott2331 21 April 2021

I think this is going to be great! Interesting storyline done in an interesting way. If they continue down this same path, this will be an amazing series. If they don't, well, I'll edit my reviews as I see fit. Several shows have worked in reverse and use flashbacks to fill in gaps and flesh out characters. This one absolutely does that, but they've figured out a few things to make it fresh and I like where they're going with it and so far, how they're achieving it. Got my attention quickly, and I'm hoping for many twists and turns along the way. So far, I'm hooked and will be anxiously awaiting next weeks episode!

ladyyve-69346 23 April 2021

I am a 41 year old mom and I am loving this show. This hits right back to my own teenaged years in Texas. The clothes, the music, the hair all spot on. Well some of it is too 80s but the story is fresh and amazing!! Very good so far waiting for more!!

calamaricookie 28 April 2021

So far this show was not at all what I was expecting, especially from a FreeForm show. The acting is great, and the twists and turns are better. Definitely catch it if you get the chance.

lauren-69725 18 June 2021

This easily became one of my top shows in 2021. The plot is always interesting as you slowly begin to realize both girls aren't being completely honest. I loved that both of them aren't a definite hero or villain and after every twist and turn it becomes more difficult to uncover the actual truth. The finale also managed to tie up most loose ends and was really shocking. This show is really good, watch it!

sandy777 17 June 2021

FreeForm finally has as show worth watching. Cruel Summer provides an interesting and well executed idea of moving between the same day at three one-year intervals. I give kudos to the writers for the ability to pull this off well. But this show also has interesting characters and plot twists. The two main characters are both good and evil and you're never sure who to believe. The two leads give strong performances. There were a couple episodes that fell a little flat. But mostly this show was well paced and compelling. The final episode (season 1, episode 10) was especially well done.

giniky 27 April 2021

Already a bunch of twists and turns ... love the 3 year , back and forth with hair, make up and total look of character change with the events ... not hard to follow. Just wish I didn't have to wait for the next episode, gotten so used to Netflix and such being able to watch things all at once.

I think Ms. Jessica Biel has found another calling , she is really an excellent producer of good stories.

missbestworst 22 April 2021

Ahhhhhhh this is so good! Watch it watch it watch it. Totally addictive! Love the era it's set in, love the young actresses, love the storyline.

brittanydufour8 12 May 2021

Her character is bad in 1993, 1994 and 1995. I get anxious when her scenes are on. No one should use their mouth that much to talk, adding to the over-acting even more.

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