Browsing: FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
Last week, The Dolby Theater was infiltrated by a slew of popular television shows, their stars, and their fans for a series of panels. Here’s the complete recap and analysis from this year’s Paleyfest.
Last night’s finale, though, gave us plenty of guts and gore to hold us over until season two. Particularly the soldier who was bitten and ran unknowingly around a helicopter into it’s whirling blade, dicing his head satisfyingly in a splatter of blood. That was awesome.
I’m not quite sure why the title of the series is called Fear The Walking Dead when the dead are so sparsely seen throughout its first 5 episodes that it’s difficult to fear them for more than a minute at a time. What we’re really left to fear are human beings, soldiers and citizens, and after this last episode, that might not be cutting it.
It’s funny that right when things were heating up to a good level of tension and intrigue, the Fear the Walking Dead creators decided to jump us ahead a week or so in the fourth installment of the first season, deescalating what they’d taken their time building in the first three episodes. But it’s for the best.
The third episode of freshman series Fear the Walking Dead was a strong, if predictable, showing. Still, I’m inclined to think the creators do have some tricks up their sleeves for us, and am eager to see how their short six-episode season rounds out.
Is it just me, or is anyone else just waiting for the damn zombies to start attacking en masse already? The one or two zombie kills we’re getting an episode just seem so… small-scale and, well, not scary, after all the lunacy we’ve seen on The Walking Dead.
Those looking to get their zombie fix may be better off streaming old episodes of The Walking Dead; there isn’t a whole lot of undead action in the premiere episode of the spin-off series. Which isn’t to say that it’s bad–it’s not, it’s solid–but it may feel like a lower-stakes, “okay, okay, get on with it” version of its predecessor.