Wednesday, August 26, 2015
MARIAH's TAKE on AMC's Fear the Walking Dead S1 Ep1 'Pilot'
About the Show:
Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.
Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lorenzo James Henrie, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ruben Blades, Mercedes Mason, Patricia Reyes Spíndola.
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Here's a look at the series!
Here's the first 3 minutes of episode 1!
Note: This review contains NO spoilers
It’s a slow upstart for the first hour of the premier episode but I guess that is to be expected. While that is true, it is a decent introduction to the background of the zombie plague that gave us AMC’s The Walking Dead but it still leaves questions unanswered. I’m hoping this series focuses more on the zombie virus and a little less on the characters but character development is often crucial to story lines. It’s not that our main cast of Fear the Walking Dead is uninteresting, I actually quite like how normal they are as opposed to our ravenous survivors in The Walking Dead, but these characters are too out of touch with pop culture. Zombies are more or less a myth and fictional all together but it’s good to keep an open mind. I wish they’d humor the “problem kid” or the drug addict 19 year old son, even just a little; he’s not in a 10 year rehab plan or in a crazy ward yet so he may have a point about the dead people and blood everywhere, you know. If a dead body is getting up and trying to gnaw at the police officer on TV despite trying to be rational with said undead person, it’s safe to say that gun at the officers’ side should be used. But don’t forget to double tap, dear officer; they may be on the ground but you always gotta go for the head. And with that, we as viewers are left with a broken family that needs to grow emotionally, an infestation waiting to run wild, and what I think will be “protocol strict” safety measures laying in wait to be issued by government hounds in denial of all the corpses running around.
'Til the next episode!
Here's a sneak peek of episode 2 of Fear the Walking Dead!
Fear the Walking Dead Comic-Con 2015 poster!
Watch Fear the Walking Dead Sundays 9/8C on AMC