Sunday, September 6, 2015
MY THOUGHTS: Fear the Walking Dead S1 E1 "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
So, I finally watched the first episode of this spin-off series of The Walking Dead. Like the start of any drama, viewers are introduced to the main characters; and it sets up the world that this series takes place in. In this first episode, we are introduced to Madison Clark, her kids, and her boyfriend Travis Manawa. We get to know right off who Nick Clark is, and with him, we start to see his storyline and how he fits in this new world that slowly is being revealed to them...as well as viewers.
We see a lot of character development with each of the cast, especially when dealing with real issues that is happening in current events.
It is all to real when dealing with dysfunctional and blended families...and that is what this show focuses on. How the member of these families learn to deal with the changing of society/civilization. Although Travis Manawa is a major part in this family dynamics, this first episode focuses most on the Clarks.
As far as what I watched, this intro into this new series did have a flair for the dramatics. I did not think it disappointed at all in regards to building up to the dramatic suspense of throwing these unsuspecting characters into a world of the walking dead....no pun intended...lol!
This pilot episode did seem a bit slow; but then again, this episode did squeeze in multiple character storylines in which gave viewers a profile on who these characters are and the importance they have and will have in the following episodes.
I am already liking this new spin-off series...on to 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