Saturday, October 10, 2015
MY THOUGHTS: Fear the Walking Dead Season 1
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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Note: This review contains NO spoilers
Season 1 has ended, and now, I can't wait for Season 2! Season 1 ended with everyone pondering what is next. Since I wasn't able to post a review per episode, I figure I will binge watch the entire season and post a review as a whole. Good thing I did that instead...haha! Time is definitely not on my side in trying to keep up reviewing episodes.
So, of course, the season starts off with the introducing of the characters that this series will focus on. Plus, the introduction to this impending catastrophe that this whole show is created around. As the show's story unravels, character development continues. The body count continues to rise and community unrest intensifies. With each episode, we learn more and more about each character and how each one interacts and connects with each other. From different walks of life, each character continues to deal with what is happening and how they each deal with the situation...considering the circumstances. It is apparent that everyone has a history in which it will either help or hinder them from dealing with the growing problem of the "dead walking." They are forced together due to...not just the dead...but also the living. From that moment, they form this uneasy relationship on how they are to survive...while the body count continues to "rise."
How this all started is still a mystery. Of course, when there is a state of calamity, the military intervenes to try and create some kind of order and to try and keep "it" from spreading. But, at some point, the military's tactics in controlling the "problem" is not what it seems.
Although the season seemed slow, this was a good start into this new series. Season 1, for the most part, is an introduction to these impacted characters and an "explanation" on how the "walking dead" started. The show delves into the emotional and the psychological state of these characters, especially when they all come from different walks of life. Moreover, it is apparent that there is more to their individual personal histories. How it may help them during this time of catastrophe is yet to be seen. But, so far, they seem to be handling the situation as well as they can. Also, it seems that they each have to deal with their own demons while trying to survive.
I am definitely looking forward to the next season as we continue to see these characters grow and deal with the changes all around them and within themselves.
For now, while we wait for Season 2, here's a look at the next season!
Fear the Walking Dead Comic-Con 2015 poster!
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