Fear the Walking Dead – Episode 1 – Pilot Review – August 30, 2015

The Walking Dead has enraptured our lives.  Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon, among other characters, have gained a cult following to the point where there would be riots in the streets if either character was ever killed off. Zombies are everywhere and more popular than ever, so why not create another zombie tv show?

Fear the Walking Dead takes place in the pre-apocalyptic Los Angeles, California, and follows a dysfunctional family comprised of Nick Clark (Frank Dillane), the drug addicted son, his mother Madison (Kim Dickens) , a high school guidance counselor, Madison’s boyfriend Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis), an English teacher, and Madison’s daughter Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), a brilliant young lady.

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Episode 1 starts to introduce zombies into the world.  Confusing amasses among the people when the dead are rising and these once normal humans are hungering for human flesh.  The zombies are first encountered by Nick, but due to his drug abuse; no one believes what he saw was real.

Positives: Great initial start really lays the background for season 1, Believable and relatable characters, Exciting first episode keeps the audience engaged from beginning until end, Great acting and storyline

Negatives: Characters aren’t as lovable as those from The Walking Dead although it could change over time.

Overall: 9.0/10

Pilot has laid a fantastic background for a show that will be on TV for awhile.  For anyone who enjoys The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a must watch.  With a great setup, this show is poised to be one of the most watched shows on TV. Rumors also say there is going to be a crossover between Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead giving the show an even more interesting plot to look out for in the future.

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