Cruel Summer Review


Pictured is Olivia Holt who plays Kate Wallis back in March of 2018. Picture credits to Gage Skidmore.

With only two episodes released as of right now, Cruel Summer is off to an interesting start that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Cruel Summer began premiering on April 20 and premieres every Tuesday night at 10 p.m. Not only is this show available to watch on Freeform, but also on Hulu. This show stars Olivia Holt as Kate Wallis, Chiara Aurelia as Jeanette Turner, Froy Gutierrez as Jamie Henson, and many other great actors.

The show follows Kate Wallis who is abducted from a small town in Texas. After this occurrence, Jeanette Turner becomes popular but was sweet and quiet before this. Not long after, she becomes the most hated person in America.

The show takes place over a period of three years, and the colors change according to the year it is showing. This was a great choice on the Director’s part because the viewers are able to tell what year the show is going into detail about. This idea also plays a big part in the storyline.

The acting in this show is great because viewers feel a part of the story. The story draws in an audience and keeps viewers entertained. The audience is drawn to the actor who plays Jeanette Turner because of her character’s personality changes within the three years.

The Director does a great job at showing both Kate and Jeanette’s points of view. You are able to learn a lot about both character’s lives throughout the years, and this is important for the storyline to continue to be as interesting as it is.

If this show had to be compared to another one, it is most similar to Riverdale. If you are somebody who enjoyed watching this show, Cruel Summer would be a great watch for you.

This show seems like a great example of a viewer possibly figuring out the storyline, but this changing shortly after because something important happens that completely changes the mood or vibe of the story. This will keep viewers interested in the show overall.

This show is rated TV-14, and has 7.7/10 stars according to Each episode is approximately 45 minutes long.

From the first two episodes alone, it is obvious that this show is going to be unforgettable. The storyline keeps viewers wondering what will happen next.