YMMV / Low Winter Sun

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Frank and Katia both. When they meet again Toronto, she seems surprised and even annoyed to see him, rather than relieved. Is she just hiding her true feelings in front of her employers? Or did she genuinely have no real feelings for him? With this in mind, it has to be asked if Frank actually did love her, or if the obsessive nature of his relationship with women has only made him think that he did. The troubling confrontation he has with his ex-wife in "Ann Arbor" supports the pessimistic interpretation.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: As dark as similar shows such as The Wire and The Shield were, they offered interesting, complex characters and flashes of dark humor that kept audiences coming back. Low Winter Sun lacked these qualities, and the intensely grim setting and self-seriousness gave the show an outright nihilistic tone.
  • Narm:
    • "No! No!" (splash)
    • Frank repeatedly screaming "KATIA!" in "Revelations."
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks!: The critical consensus is that this show is too indebted to the Anti-Hero Trend that defined cable's rise to prominence, including AMC stablemates Mad Men and Breaking Bad, without truly understanding what made so many of its forebearers so great. Judging by the low ratings, audiences agree.
  • X-Pac Heat: Breaking Bad fans quickly grew to resent the endless promos attached to the show's final season, in an obvious attempt to piggyback off the success of a show on its way out. And it didn't work at all.