Fear the Walking Dead is a new spinoff of AMC’s most watched series The Walking Dead. The show takes on a whole new series of unfortunate events, as it is based in California and attempts to show how the zombie apocalypse really started.
The idea of the show itself was great. With the major success The Walking Dead has received, a spinoff was inevitable. The show starts from the beginning with all new characters, a location all the way across the country, and the walkers we know and love. The main objective of this storyline, though, was to show how the zombie apocalypse came to be. In The Walking Dead, Rick woke up from a coma weeks after the apocalypse, giving fans no idea how all this started. Season one disappointed me in parts but succeeded expectations in many ways. The character development was poor but picked up at times mainly towards the end of the season. The last episode showed by far the most character emotion and proved to me that this show has much potential. The most surprising element was the huge lack if zombies. Every episode had a few minutes of zombie action, if any. This related way too much to The Walking Dead where the humans were the main threats, not the zombies. Every aspect of this show needs some work, but it’s only the first season with plenty of time for improvement. Hopefully season two includes more zombies.
The main characters include Travis, a divorced dad who is remarried to a tough divorced mother of two, Madison. Her son is Nick, a drug addict that just cannot seem to get over his addiction all season, and her daughter is Alicia, a normal teenage girl with a bit of an attitude. Another character who played a big role in this season was Liza, a doctor who is the ex-wife of Travis and mother of Chris, a curious and sneaky teenager who has a shaky relationship with his parents. Last but not least the Salazar family; these characters were played by the right actors, and all played a huge role in how this season unraveled.
This season was a huge stepping stone for a show that could potentially run for a very long time. Although the first season was a little underwhelming and sometimes very overwhelming, season two could be a great one.